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Slaheny (Source section) River

  Grade:   4 to 4       Rating: river rating
  County:   Kerry   Date updated:21/04/2013
  Section Length:   3km   Version: 0 (History)

Brief River Description

Narrow, bouldery, several 1.5m drops and one of 6m.

Directions to the Put-in

Very top end of Slaheny valley. From Kilgarvan go up past the Roughty take out, up past motor museum and keep going. After tunnel look for a sign for a self catering cottage. This is the take out. Plenty parking here- not much at put in.

Directions to the Take-out

Drive to top of valley. - When you see a large stream entering from other side of valley above a massive waterfall find the next gate on left.
This is the put in.
- Take out is first bridge.
- 10 min steep walk to road

River Description

Get in below massive falls

Narrow rapids follow. Steep and bouldery. After 1km 1.5m drop on corner into small gorge.

Then hydro-station outfall adds flow.

Several bouldery drops

Then small horizon line is a 2m drop best run far right.

Get out to inspect 6m fall

Can be run centre (sporty line) or chicken shoots far left or right

Grade 2 1km to take out

Local issues

None known. Met landowner at take out- semmed friendly.

River level gauge

On way up- if motor museum rapid has water flowing over rocks on left-go for it!

River Hazards

- 6m fall


Original Author: Dave Glasswell
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