Ireland's River Suir

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Sir Thomas Bridge, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Sir Thomas Bridge, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

The River Suir is Ireland's third longest river at 184km and seventh largest in terms of flow.

It rises in north Tipperary and flows south then turning north and east towards Waterford Harbour where it meets the Celtic Sea after flowing through Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford City on its way.

The Suir, pronounced 'sure', is one of the Three Sisters - three rivers that rise close to each other and flow into Waterford Harbour together. The Three Sisters are The Barrow, Nore and Suir.

Most of its length flows over limestone and that gives it a species rich environment that contributes to a pleasant environment for walking, water activities and fishing. The river itself is rich in trout and salmon, holding the record for a line caught river salmon in Ireland.

As well as the towns mentioned above, the Suir passes through rolling countryside, under old stone bridges and past ruined abbeys making it a great place for photography of many types.

Here in this image, this five-arch rubble stone bridge spanning the river from Tipperary into Waterford was built in 1740 and is still in use today as a road traffic bridge, having survived almost 300 years of floods.

Panoramic Ireland create photography experiences throughout Ireland from Tipperary's golden valleys to the barren, windswept Connemara coast. For more information contact Darren here.

Last modified on Saturday, 07 March 2020 22:24
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

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