Tullydermot Falls

Tullydermot Falls

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Name Tullydermot Falls County Cavan Nearest Town Swanlinbar Access Road R200 About Tullydermot Falls is a place of exquisite beauty and perhaps one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Cavan.

From here you can see the Bellavalley Gap, which lies between Cuilcagh Mountain and Benbrack.

On the western side of the Gap is Glangevlin, a wild glen hemmed around by mountains.

The dramatic waterfalls are situated approximately 6km south-west of Swanlinbar in the direction of the Bellavally Gap.

In flowing to the sea, rivers try to deepen their valleys to the same level as the sea.
Old and mature rivers tend to have broad flat river beds while younger rivers are characterised by waterfalls and rapids. This is especially the case in the higher reaches of the rivers such as here in Tullydermot Falls on the Cladagh River.

Located on the southern slopes of the Cuilcagh Mountains, the TullydermotFalls lie close to the boundary between two of Ireland's principal rivers, the Shannon and the Erne.

The Shannon rises nearby at the 'Shannon Pot' and flows southwards to discharge into the Atlantic Ocean below Limerick City while the Erne flows northwards to meet the Atlantic at Ballyshannon in Co.
Donegal.

Both rivers pass through a number of large lakes on their way to the ocean and both are harnessed to provide hydro-electrical power near their mouths.