Welcome to the uFish Ireland website, where you can find all the details you need to go angling in the Foyle and Carlingford catchments.

Some names for rivers are of a Scottish origin. For instance, the Scots noun 'burn' is used for a small river or stream (Burn Dennet, Penny Burn). In Scotland, water is used to name many rivers and this use has transferred to Ulster - we have the Whitewater and its tributary the Yellow Water in the Mournes.

One of the principal words for river in the Irish language is 'abhain', often anglicised as owen - e.g. Owenbeg (small river), Owenkillew (possibly river of the woods), Owenreagh (red river), Owendoo (dark river) or Camowen (crooked river).

Inbhear ('inver') indicates the mouth of a river but a more frequent place name in the Agency areas is bun, which in Irish means the end or bottom of something, often the end (that is the mouth) of a river. A classic example is Bunderg townland at the bottom of the River Derg.

Cam in a place name signifies crooked or curved and is often used in names of rivers and localities close to a river bend or meander for instance, the sinuous Camowen (cam abhain or winding river) twists its way through mid-Tyrone.

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