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  Irish Scabbards
The Bann scabbards were produced by craftsmen with a detailed knowledge of all the finer subtleties of British and Continental scabbard engraving.
The Bann scabbards are critical in a consideration of the origins and chronology of the La Tene Iron Age in the country and have at all times figured prominently in discussions on such topics.
The artificer of Bann 1 was, perhaps, the most successful of all the scabbard-makers at embellishing the scabbard-tip, for he succeeded in continuing, almost to the end, the same pattern as on the main portion of the plate, though in attenuated form.
www.unc.edu /celtic/catalogue/scabbards   (4059 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The River Bann, Northern Ireland
The River Bann (An Bhanna in Gaelic) is the longest river in Northern Ireland, flowing for a total of 129 kilometres (80 miles), from the Mountains of Mourne to the Atlantic Ocean in the north.
These are the principal areas of interest and population that lie along the River Bann from the south, where it rises, to the north, where it enters the sea, and just a little about the points of interest along its course.
It straddles the Bann and the county boundaries of Antrim and Londonderry.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A740512   (1893 words)

 Catchment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Lower Bann drains the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann catchment, which covers 4500 square kilometres and encompasses 38% of the land area of Northern Ireland as well as part of County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.
The Lower Bann River leaves Lough Neagh at Toome and enters the sea 60 kilometres to the north between Portstewart and Castlerock.
From Coleraine to the sea the river is a tidal estuary.
www.loughneagh.com /catchment.htm   (495 words)

 :: Environment and Heritage Service - Natural Heritage ::
River terraces and floodplain of the River Bann.
The River Bann has been constrained by flood embankments (often 6m high) and many smaller banks and straight drainage ditches run laterally towards the river across the adjacent pastures.
The condition of the River Bann floodplain landscape is good, with the exception of the area immediately to the south of Portadown, between Dynes Bridge and the town bridge.
www.ehsni.gov.uk /natural/country/65.shtml   (2818 words)

 :: Environment and Heritage Service - Natural Heritage ::
The Lower Bann Floodplain comprises the flat floodplain landscape of the River Bann to the south of Coleraine, at a point where the Bann is joined by a series of tributaries, including the Macosquin River, the Aghadowey River, the Agivey River and the Ballymoney River.
The immediate margins of the river channels are particularly sensitive for their nature conservation value, and the rivers are important visual features in the landscape.
A key element in the south of the LCA landscape is the Kilrea glaciofluvial complex that has aesthetic significance because of the variety of glacigenic morphology expressed within a relatively small area and the pristine nature of the majority of the topography, largely unspoilt by commercial aggregate workings, especially the area of Tully Hill.
www.ehsni.gov.uk /natural/country/53.shtml   (2844 words)

 River Bann and Lough Neagh Association
A Bann for life seeks to document the abundance and variety of life which thrives on the Lower Bann river in Northern Ireland.
An ongoing project by photographer, Stephen McCurry, A Bann for Life's main goal is to convey the usage of the area by man and animal as well as providing an insight into the impact there has been through careless waste control, pollution and industrialisation.
Island Warrior is a licensed passenger boat dedicated to ferrying the public and volunteers to Rams Island.
riverbannloughneagh.org   (265 words)

 BBC News | NORTHERN IRELAND | Banned from the Bann?
In the final part of a four-part series, she looks at how a storm is brewing in a famous salmon fishing river in County Londonderry.
The River Bann is privately owned by The Honourable the Irish Society, a charitable organisation based in London.
Bann Systems are responsible for the weir and they insist it works perfectly well.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/1924071.stm   (622 words)

 River Bann
The Lower Bann is mainly a deep, slow, navigable channel with some fast runs near the weirs.
Carnroe is a prime beat.fishing only starts at the start of May and the peak season is form mid-June to mid-July, this is a large run and there is good fishing form then until the end of the season on 30th September.
The Upper Bann has a longer saeason than the Lower Bann, running from the 1st of March until the 31st of October.
www.riversofireland.com /waterways.asp?W=13&P=2   (296 words)

 Portglenone Area
It is on the banks of the River Bann 7 kilometres north of the river's outflow at Lough Beg.
The area is bound on the west by the northerly-flowing River Bann.
Portglenone grew because of it's position on the navigable River Bann (joining Lough Neagh to the sea) and the important river fording places at Glenone and Portnakim.
www.portglenone-cce.fsnet.co.uk /hist.html   (522 words)

 Rivers and Streams
Its mission is to prevent further damage to the Colorado River watershed and surrounding areas, reverse damage that has already occurred, and enhance public awareness of river and wetlands protection and restoration.
River Bann and Lough Neagh Association - Community-based group of boating enthusiasts, environmentalists, anglers, and naturalists who aim to preserve and promote the amenities of the Bann and Lough Neagh, their tributaries and associated waterways, in Ireland.
World's Rivers in Crisis: Some are Dying; Others Could Die - Over half the world's rivers are being seriously depleted and polluted, degrading and poisoning ecosystems, and threatening the health and livelihood of people who depend on them for irrigation, drinking and industrial water, says the World Commission on Water.
www.savetheenvironment.com /riversandstreams.htm   (4688 words)

 Lough Neagh --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The chief feeders of the lake are the Upper River Bann, the River Blackwater, and the River Main, and it is drained northward by the Lower Bann.
The lower river occupies a peaty depression in the basalt...
river in Northern Ireland, rising in the uplands near the Dungannon Fermanagh district boundaries and fed by a network of small streams northeast of a drainage divide near Fivemiletown.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9055123   (636 words)

 Search Results for "Bann"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Fed by the Upper Bann, Blackwater, and other streams and drained to the north by the Lower...
...Newry and Mourne dist., SE Northern Ireland, on the Clanrye River and the Newry Canal.
...The eastern and seaward area is a picturesque region of mountains and glens; to the west, where Antrim borders on Lough Neagh, lie the fertile valleys of the Bann...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/65search?query=Bann   (212 words)

 game and flyfishing in the wexford region ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The River Bann rises at the base of Croghan Mountain and flows in a south-westerly direction west of Gorey town and passing through Camolin before entering the Slaney approximately 3 miles north of Enniscorthy.
It is primarily regarded as a spawning river for the Slaney.
The River Sow enters the tide at Castlebridge and it too is primarily regarded as a sea trout fishery.
www.fishingireland.net /wexford/wxgame.htm   (3051 words)

 The Northern Ireland Assembly -
The single factor which prevents the upper river from realising its true potential is the absence of salmon, at least until very late in the angling season, when the fish are starting to colour and are past their angling best.
Bann System Ltd is a Northern Ireland registered company, which has a Board of eight Directors, four of who are local appointees with the remainder drawn from the Irish Society in London.
Bann System Ltd is conscious that the whole angling industry is dependent on the maintenance of fish stocks, both resident (trout and coarse fish) and migratory.
www.niassembly.gov.uk /culture/reports/report2-00r4.htm   (19204 words)

 Interests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The River Bann is the second longest river in Ireland.
The Lower Bann drains this and the northern half of Northern Ireland.
Two particularly notable venues for big matches are Lough Erne in Fermanagh and the Upper Bann river which flows into the vast inland sea of Lough Neagh.
www.qsl.net /g3wwm/interests.htm   (910 words)

Rivers draining to Lough Foyle, the North Coast, the Antrim Coast or the Irish Sea.
The principal Co Down lowland rivers which drain to the Irish Sea are the Lagan, Ballynahinch, Newry and Quoile Rivers and their tributaries.
Lowland rivers tend to be slow-flowing, unlike those of the uplands, but no clear demarcation is feasible.
www.habitas.org.uk /flora/habitats/rivers.htm   (230 words)

 Pictures of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
BANN FALLS, CO. DERRY.- The River Bann is a very charming and romantic stream and the falls shown above are regarded with admiration by all tourists who visit the town and neighborhood of Coleraie in the County Derry.
The noble fish abounds in the waters of the Bann, but the "rights" of the fishery are leased to a company, which draws from the industry a liberal revenue.
In history the River Bann is famous as the centre, so to speak, of the alleged "Massacre" of 1641, when the native Irish, robbed of all their father possessed and driven to desperation, rose against their oppressors and sought to drive them from the lands they had usurped.
www.quinnipiac.edu /other/abl/etext/irish/pictures203/p347.html   (244 words)

The fact that navigation is still possible is due to the efforts of many people, but without the work of the RBLNA it is quite likely that navigation would have ceased years ago.
RBLNA's aims are to preserve and promote the amenities of the Bann and Lough Neagh, their tributaries and associated waterways.
Officers of the RBLNA serve on the Advisory Committees for the Lower Bann and Lough Neagh.
riverbannloughneagh.org /mission.htm   (230 words)

 COLERAINE - LoveToKnow Article on COLERAINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The town stands upon both sides of the river, which is crossed by a handsome stone bridge, connecting the town and its suburb, Waterside or Killowen.
The principal part is on the east bank, and consists of a central square called the Diamond, and several diverging streets.
The mouth of the river was formerly obstructed by a bar, but piers were constructed, and the harbours greatly improved by grants from the Irish Society of London and from a loan under the River Bann.
www.1911ency.org /C/CO/COLERAINE.htm   (286 words)

 Craigavon Historical Society
He suggested removing the locks on the Newry Canal and cutting the bed of the Upper Bann and the existing canal to a depth of some 21 ft and thus reverse the flow from Lough Neagh to Carlingford Lough.
The Lough Neagh landing places with quays were Maghery at the mouth of the Blackwater, Newport Trench and Ballyronan on the west side, Antrim on the Sixmilewater river at the north-east corner, Aghagallon on the south-west and Derryadd on the south.
It is not generally known that after the fall of France in 1940, the line of the Upper Bann linked with the Newry canals through to Carlingford Lough became a defensive position in case of German landings in the Republic of Ireland.
www.geocities.com /craigavonhs/rev/luttoninlandport.html   (2932 words)

 River Bann --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Located on the River Bann, the town of Banbridge came into existence following the building of a stone bridge across the river in 1712.
Rivers are also a principal natural force in shaping land surfaces.
The principal tributary of the Paraná River, the Paraguay is the fifth largest river in South America.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9013199   (818 words)

 Search Results for Bann - Encyclopædia Britannica
The upper Bann rises in the Mourne Mountains and flows northwest to Lough (lake) Neagh.
The town of Ballymoney, located on the eastern side of the valley on a tributary of the River Bann, was...
Located on the River Bann, the town of Banbridge came into existence following the building of a stone bridge across...
www.britannica.com /search?query=Bann   (305 words)

 PaddleFu.co.uk - No Fear? No Hope!!
On down is a weir that can be nasty on river Left hand side and also there is a sharp rock about 1.5m from river Right, which can catch out the unwary.
On the river Left bank there is a great place for having lunch and gives you an opportunity to walk up the bank and re-shoot the weir again.
Egress can be made from the river at this point as you come to a small beach on river Left with a car park at the top.
www.paddlefu.co.uk /river-bann.htm   (980 words)

 COLERAINE - Online Information article about COLERAINE
Bann, 4 M. from its mouth, and 612 m.
river, which is crossed by a handsome See also:
The mouth of the river was formerly obstructed by a See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CLI_COM/COLERAINE.html   (427 words)

 BBC News | NORTHERN IRELAND | Pensioner's body recovered from river
Police in County Armagh have said the body found in the River Bann is that of a missing pensioner.
Ronald McBroom's body was removed from the river in Portadown shortly before 0930 GMT on Friday.
It was sighted in the river near a slipway at Shillington's Bridge in the town.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/northern_ireland/1900752.stm   (292 words)

 Massacre on the Bridge at the River Bann in 1641
That it was one of the most horrible and dastardly episodes in Ireland’s history there is no doubt, for all records, which have been preserved leave no doubt as to the thoroughness and the repellent nature of the deed.
When Portadown bowling green was being laid more than a quarter of a century ago upon or somewhere near where the bed of the River Bann lay before the river was diverted to its present course, several human bones were uncovered.
Even now it may be too late to perpetuate in some tangible way the memory of those who perished in Freedom’s Cause on the banks of the River Bann.
www.battlehill395.freeserve.co.uk /bannmassacre.htm   (1401 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Frigate HMS Bann of the River class
After commissioning and working up HMS Bann went to the Mediterranean where in July 1943 she was involved in the Allied landings in Sicily, (operation Huskey) as a unit of support force east, under Rear Admiral Harcourt.
In March 1944 HMS Bann was in the Selborne dry dock at Simonstown, South Africa for repairs to her bow, which had been damaged by striking the quay at Port Louis, Mauritius a few weeks previously.
On 5 December 1945 HMS Bann was transferred to the Indian Navy where she was converted to a midshipman’s training ship by the Bombay Dockyard, and renamed Tir.
www.uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/118.html   (234 words)

 This Month in Celtic History - July 2003
The Bann is the boundary of counties Derry and Antrim.
An atmosphere of military discipline and honor was to be soon swamped by the tempest fury released by the local Catholic population which had indured religious and ethnic discrimination and watched as their lands were confiscated and given to the settlers, ancestral lands they had inhabited since time immemorial.
The locus of Protestant resistance was in the town of Coleraine, near the mouth of the River Bann.
www.celticleague.org /history_7-03a.html   (2110 words)

 Bann on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
BANN [Bann] longest river of Northern Ireland, rising as the Upper Bann in the Mourne Mts.
It leaves the lake at its north shore as the Lower Bann and flows 40 mi (64 km) north past Coleraine to the Atlantic Ocean.
Divisions on Agreement may hit Orange link; BILLY KENNEDY reports from Upper Bann and Newry/Armagh on the deep divisions which could lead to a break in the historic relationship between the Ulster Unionist Party and the Orange Order.(Leader)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b/bann.asp   (585 words)

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