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The Kings river (Abhainn Rí), Kilkenny Landscape photography

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The Kings River (Irish: Abhainn Rí)
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Kings River (Irish: Abhainn Rí)

The Kings river is one county Kilkenny’s many rivers, for me personally it is one of the most picturesque.

It has its source in the Slieveardagh Hills in south County Tipperary, having many tributaries of its own of which there are three main. These tributaries are not named, one started as a spring in the townsland of Ballyphilip, the two remaining tributaries rise in the townsland of Gurteen.

The Abhainn Rí flows south-east from the hills and crosses into County Kilkenny. It is joined by the Munster River before passing through the town of Callan. It continues eastwards from Callan, past Kells and joins the River Nore west of Thomastown.

The following images are taken at the old bridge at Ennisnag and show just how green the Landscape of county Kilkenny becomes down by its rivers in July.


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6 responses

  1. Thank You for Sharing your Wonderful Inspirations 🙂 Happy Friday and Have a Fantastic Week End~

    July 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    • Hello Morgan 🙂 🙂

      Thank you and the same to you , have a great time ….. 🙂 🙂

      July 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

  2. That’s what I thought as I looked at the last two pictures. So green and majestic!

    July 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    • Hello Steph 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , Very pleased you enjoyed them 🙂 🙂 🙂

      July 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  3. How the reflection of the blue sky makes this picture – for me !

    July 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm

  4. M-R

    Is this not a river you have shown us in mid-winter flood, Nigel ? – a very different look, now …

    July 12, 2014 at 3:20 am

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