Cusher River

Cusher River is a river in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is formed by the junction, near Mountnorris, of two small streams (the Creggan and the Blackwater), flows by Tandragee, and joins the River Bann one mile above Portadown.[1]

A short distance south of Portadown is the start of the Newry Canal inland navigation. Here the canal is between two rivers: the Cusher River and the Upper River Bann. The Cusher River supplemented water to the lower part of the system.[2] The Point of Whitecoat is where three waterways meet: the Bann, the Cusher River and the Newry Canal, the first inland canal in the British Isles.[3]

History

In the 19th century there were extensine flax mills, as well as flour, oat and corn meal mills on the Cusher River in the Tandragee area.[4]

Pollution

In June 2008, at Tandragee, hundreds of trout and roach died after pollution was released into the Cusher River[5]

See also

References

External links

  • Geograph - Bridge over the River Cusher at Clare Photograph
  • Geograph - Cusher River, Loughgilly Photograph

Coordinates: 54°23′N 6°24′W / 54.383°N 6.400°W / 54.383; -6.400

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