River Main (County Antrim)
|Etymology||From Abhainn Mhaighin, "river of the plain"|
|Native name||An Mhean (Irish)|
|Cities||Ballymena, Randalstown, Cullybackey|
|North Channel via Lough Neagh and Lower Bann|
|Length||55 kilometres (34 mi)|
|• average||15.4 m3/s (540 cu ft/s)|
|• left||Kellswater, Braid River|
The River Main or Maine (Irish: An Mhean) is a river in Northern Ireland, flowing through County Antrim.
Former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill took the title "Baron O'Neill of the Maine" when he was made a life peer.
The River Maine rises in the Glens of Antrim, flowing through Ballymena and Randalstown before entering Lough Neagh.
The River Maine is a noted salmon and trout fishery.
- ^ "An Mhean/River Main". Logainm.ie. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
- ^ "Ballysadare Estuary: sampling fish for the Water Framework Directive – Transitional Framework" (PDF). Central Fisheries Board (CFB) and the North Western Regional Fisheries Board (NWRFB). 2008–2009 – via Inland Fisheries Ireland.[failed verification]
- ^ "Angling at River Maine | nidirect". 3 December 2015.
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