The River Finisk

The Finisk is a small tributary flowing into the Blackwater close to Dromana.

Charles Smith wrote of it in 1774:

There are several other lesser rivers in this county, as the Finisk, which rises near the north west bounds of the county, at Ballynamult; and, after a course of six or seven miles, empties itself into the Blackwater, to the north of Dromana.

That was in the context of a proposal, revived in the nineteenth century, to link the Blackwater to Dungarvan via the Finisk and Brickey rivers. Despite what some folk believe, I don’t think the proposal was ever carried out; you can read my conclusions here.

The Finisk is not a very big river (this is upstream from the bridge)


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