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River Camlin


Kayaking on the Camlin - photo by Fiona Mulligan

The River Camlin (Irish: An Chamlinn - Crooked Pool) is a tributary of the River Shannon.  Rising near Granard, it flows through Clonbroney, Ballinalee, and Longford Town along the beautiful Mall, Albert Reynolds Peace Park, before its two branch distributaries enter the Shannon 3.5 kilometres above Cloondara.  The Camlin is navigable for part of its course.  Its source is situated around the village of Abbeylara.

Popular with anglers, it has good stock of roach, hybrids, bream and tench.  Pike can also be caught there although rarely.

The Camlin also is well known with kayaking enthusiasts and has the 10 kilometre Camlin River Loop starting at Richmond Harbour in Cloondara via Tarmonbarry and then back to Cloondara.  The loop can be navigated by either canoe or kayak.  View the route.

Useful links: Blueways Ireland - Camlin River Loop, Discover The Shannon - Camlin River


This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.

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