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Tay River

  Grade:   2 to 3       Rating: river rating
  County:   Waterford   Date updated:05/02/2007
  Section Length:   10km   Version: 2 (History)

Brief River Description

We have not yet run this river. It requires an awful lot of water. Probably only one for the floods. Scouted sections on north side of the main N25 show potential grade 2/3 stuff. But as its normally low there are lots of farmers fences running across the river. On the OS maps it the rivers drops away considerable as you approach the coast but haven't been able to scout these sections as it runs through a private estate land.

Directions to the Put-in

Source is in the Comeragh Mountains Near Kilrossanty just north of Lemybrien (which is on the N25 between Dungarvan and Kilmacthomas in county Waterford. The river is one of the small runs off the Comeraghs sandwitched between the Mahon and the Dalligan rivers. The Rivers end at the sea in Stradbally Cove.

Directions to the Take-out

Well considering the majority of the lower section of the run is through estate with no access road you better off to paddle to Stradbally and get out at the bridge in Stradbally. Raw untreated sewage flows into the river below here, so don't go any further because its suppose to be dangerous, people have gotten very sick and there plenty signs not to bath in the river.

River Description

Not a lot of detail available. Early part of the river is windy low gradient, easy grade 2 stuff, lots of obstacles trees boulders, farmers fences. You pass below the N25 road bridge, a very wide bridge!! below here haven't got much information on the river sorry see OSI discovery series 75 & 82.

In absolutely massive flood there is a large wave behind the bridge on the R676 to Carrick-on-Suir, on river left.

Local issues

Again lots of farmers stuff in the river, fences, water pipes, gates etc, lots of small and large bridges as it winds through the country side of Kilrossanty and Stradbally. Raw sewage flow into the stream at Stradbally cove get out at the bridge before the cove.

River level gauge

Needs lots of rain, Really only worth the paddle in flood when all the fences are covered.

River Hazards

None that we know of yet! be cautious.


Original Author: michael flynn
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