River Deel

Follow the historic path of the River Deel

Fish, amble or seek out its ancient ruins 

The famous River Deel is alive with rare species of freshwater cray-fish and freshwater pearl mussels. It has amazing biodiversity, plant and bird life. It flows - sometimes menacingly—through the town from its source high in Nephin to the shore of Lough Conn. 

Kayaking up river has become more popular of late. Along the river at the North end of Lough Conn, you will find the ruins of Castle Gore and Deel Castle, dating back to 16th century. The last of the houses was built in 1790 but was damaged in the 1798 rebellion and was ultimately burned in the Civil War 1922.