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Erne

(ûrn), river, 72 mi (116 km) long, rising in Lough Gowna, Co. Longford, N Republic of Ireland. It flows NW through SW Northern Ireland, then back through the Republic before entering the Atlantic Ocean at Donegal Bay. Grazing predominates in the Erne basin; EnniskillenEnniskillen
, town (1991 pop. 10,429), Fermanagh dist., SW Northern Ireland, on Cethlin's Island in the Erne River between Upper and Lower Loughs Erne. Farm produce is traded, and hosiery is manufactured. In 1689 the forces of William III defeated those of James II at Enniskillen.
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 is the chief town. In Northern Ireland the river expands to form two large lakes—Upper Lough Erne (10 mi/16.1 km long) and Lower Lough Erne (18 mi/29 km long). An international flood-control scheme (completed 1959) controls the water level in the lakes. Hydroelectricity is produced along the 150-ft (46-m) drop in the river's course between Belleek and Ballyshannon; the lakes are a natural reservoir.
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Erne

 

(Lough Erne), a lake in Northern Ireland. Area, 123 sq km; depth, up to 69 m (the deepest lake in Ireland); water level, 46 m. The banks are high and forested. The Erne River flows through the lake, falling into Donegal Bay of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake is navigable.

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Erne

a river in N central Republic of Ireland, rising in County Cavan and flowing north across the border, through Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne and then west to Donegal Bay. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)
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Gordon Gregg, who is in his 20s, jumped into the River Erne in Belleek, Co Fermanagh, after he spotted the victim falling in.
The extraordinary evidence emerged following the discovery of an unknown medieval church and the graves of around 1,300 men, women and children along the banks of the River Erne.
Barman Mark Reynolds, 38, tumbled into the River Erne in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, on Sunday night.
A Coast Guard helicopter and a lifeboat crew were scouring the estuary of the River Erne in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.
Officers moved across the River Erne in Bally- shannon, Donegal from old cramped quarters.
The apartments overlooking the River Erne sold for up to pounds 135,000 when they were completed in 2000, but only two years later residents had to be evacuated and the building demolished.
Owners of the 22 properties on the banks of the River Erne are now expected to get millions in compensation for their homes which cost pounds 135,000 each.
A few short paces across the bridge over the River Erne and on to Moohan's Fiddlestone bar - where a wall of smoke hit me the moment I open the pub doors.
The apartments were sold for between pounds 90,000 and pounds 135,000, but structural engineers found some of the buildings, overlooking the River Erne, were subsiding.