Flowing from Lough Corrib through Galway city into Galway bay, the River Corrib is covers 6 km’s in distance from the lake to the sea, and is said to be the shortest in Europe. The river flow is often powerful, especially after a few days of rainfall. The river is popular among local whitewater kayakers.
The River Suck is approximately 80 km’s in length. The River flows along the natural border between counties Galway and Roscommon and meets the river Shannon a few kilometres north of the village of Shannonbridge.
The River Shannon is Ireland’s longest river, covering a distance of 386 km’s. It divides the west of ireland from the east and south. Portumna is the principal town in County Galway that lies beside the River Shannon.
The Clare River is 98 km’s in length and flows through the towns of Milltown, Tuam and Claregalway before entering Lough Corrib at Annaghdown. It is the longest river in the Lough Corrib catchment.
The Dunkellin River rises in the Loughrea area and flows right across East Galway for around 40 km’s before entering the Atlantic Ocean, near Kilcolgan, into Galway Bay.
The Gort River is unusual in that the river disappears and reappears several times before it goes underground for the last time, offering an excellent example of a subterranean river. Just south west of Lough Cutra, the river is swallowed up to the underground at what’s called the Devil’s Punchbowl. The river finally emerges in Galway Bay, at Kinvara.
The Owenriff River is approximately 6 km’s in length and starts in the Connemara mountains. The river flows through the town of Oughterard before eventually merging into Lough Corrib.
The Erriff River is a 16 km’s long river which flows through a glaciated valley and tumbles over the picturesque ‘Aashleigh Falls’ before entering the sea at Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only Fjord. The river is a noted for it’s salmon and trout fish.
At approximately 5km’s in length, the Ballynahinch River flows from the tidal estuary above Toombeola Bridge into Ballynahinch Lake lower. The river is particularly noted for its desirable fly fishing.
The Screebe River emerges into the sea at Camus Bay. The short river flows through an inter-connected series of loughs. Pike, salmon, Brown trout and Sea trout can all be found in the river and inter-connected loughs.
The Dawros River is about 8 km’s in length and flows between the spectacular Connemara mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the village of Letterfrack. The river is popular for it’s Salmon fish. The river eventually emerges into the sea at Ballynakill Harbour.
The Invermore River is a small river which is deeply incised into the blanket bog. The river forms a natural boundary between Connemara and the rest of County Galway. Th river is otherwise known as Inbhear Mór and flows into the sea just north of Kilkieran Bay.
The Owengowla River is just under 5 km’s long and flows through central Connemara among some of the most beautiful and tranquil landscapes. The river boasts sea trout and salmon making it a popular angling river.
The Culfin river is a relatively short and low flowing river. It is about 15 feet wide and is very shallow except in time of floods when it rises to a great height and can flow rapidly. The river boast stocks of salmon and trout.
Abhainn Chasla (Casla River)
The Casla River or Abhainn Chasla as it’s otherwise known is approximately 16km’s in length and flow’s through several large loughs. The river is deeply incised in bog land.