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Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?

The past 30 years have seen a sharp decline in the quality of Ireland’s rivers, according to a new report.

THE QUALITY OF almost half of Ireland’s lakes and rivers are deemed to be unsatisfactory, according to a new report released this week.

The past 30 years have seen a sharp decline in the quality of Ireland’s rivers. In the late 1980s there were over 500 rivers considered to be in pristine condition. That number has fallen to 20 rivers with that status.

Let’s test your knowledge of them…

Let's start with an easy one. What river is this?
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River Lee
River Liffey

River Shannon
River Moy
The river flows through Waterford - what is it called?
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River Lee
River Barrow

River Main
River Suir
That river soon meets another before flowing out to sea - which one?
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River Nore
River Barrow

River Avoca
River Suck
This river can cause some flood headaches in the sunny southeastern town pictured. A little further down it becomes much wider and more shallow. It's the...
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River Avoca
River Slaney

River Vartry
River Blackwater
A lough, not a river, but we'll allow it. This is over in the northwestern part of the country, where they are plentiful. It's...
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Lough Gill
Lough Allen

Lough Arrow
Lough Key
This is one of the country's shortest rivers, and flows through a major city in the west. It's...
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River Cong
River Suir

River Shannon
River Corrib
This is the point in Co Wicklow where the Avonbeg and Avonmore meet to form the Avoca. It's called...
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Avondale
Avonpoint

The Meeting of The Waters
Yer Da Sells Avon
We should really allow canals in as well, shouldn't we? You might hear singing all along the banks of this one...
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The Grand Canal
The Royal Canal

The Dublin Canal
The Luke Kelly Memorial Canal
This is a particularly famous bend in which river?
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River Bendy
River Lagan

River Boyne
River Liffey
We've mentioned two of the Three Sisters. Who's missing?
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Moy
Nore

Kim
Khloe
A tricky one to end on: Which river is this?
River Lee
River Boyne

River Shannon
River Liffey
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Honestly no idea how you get them all right. Fair play.
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Top dog!
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Clever cat
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Turtley awful
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