River Blackwater, Northern Ireland

River Blackwater, Northern Ireland

The River Blackwater (Irish: An Abhainn Mhór) is a river in County Armagh and County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, as well as County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland, which has its source to the north of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.

The river enters Lough Neagh west of Derrywarragh Island and is navigable from Maghery to Blackwatertown. The small Maghery Canal enters the Blackwater south of Derrywarragh Island. Nearby a small jetty area with a slipway, is the site of the former Maghery ferry. Approximately 4km from Maghery ferry is the entrance to the [River 200m beyond Bond’s Bridge. Just past it, on the east bank, is a large country house estate called the Argory, donated to the National Trust by the McKeogh Bond family. The Callan River joins the Blackwater 1.6km upstream. Further on, at a bend on the east bank, is the entrance to the first lock of the Ulster Canal. Just upstream, Charlemont Bridge joins the town of Charlemont on the east bank and Moy on the west. [cite web | title=Navigating the River Blackwater | work=Culture Northern Ireland | url=http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/article.aspx?co=14&ca=15&to=&sca=&articleID=917 | accessdate=2007-11-28]

The river divides County Armagh and County Tyrone and also divides County Tyrone with County Monaghan.

Wide image|Panoramic_bridge.jpg|1024px|Panoramic view of the River Blackwater, picture taken of Maghery bridge, Armagh. On the far side of the river is Derrylaughan, Tyrone

See also

*List of rivers of Northern Ireland


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