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Killary Harbour / An Caoláire Rua is a fjord located in the west of Ireland, in northern Connemara, and the border between counties Galway and Mayo runs down its centre.

The flooded valley is 16 kilometres long, and in the centre over 42-45 metres deep; the sea level is higher outside its mouth, as is normal for a fjord. For nearly half its length, it runs south east from the Atlantic, and then it crooks and runs directly east. It narrows after the infall of the Bundorragha River, and then widens in the vicinity of Leenane. In its innermost section, it becomes very narrow, widens where a small river comes in from the south, and ends with the line of the valley of the Errif River. The river itself does not enter on the main line of the Harbour but curves northwards and then runs south into the inlet.


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