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  • The Three Sisters are three rivers in Ireland: the River Barrow, the River Nore and the River Suir. The Suir and Nore rise in the same mountainous area in County Tipperary, near the Devil's Bit, while the Barrow rises in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois. All three join the sea in the same bay southeast of the city of Waterford. In between, they fan out to drain a large portion of the southern part of the island, including Counties Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford, among others. The lengths of the three rivers of the Three Sisters are the Barrow - 192 km, the Suir - 185 km and the Nore - 140 km. The combined catchment area of the Three Sisters is 9,207 km², made up of the Suir's, the Barrow's and the Nore's. The combined long term average flow rate of the Three Sisters into Waterford Harbour is 157 m³/s, almost half of which is made up of the Suir's, followed by the Nore's and the Barrow's. The Barrow Bridge crosses two of the Three Sisters, the Nore and the Barrow. They then join the River Suir just downstream of the bridge. This place is known in Irish as Cumar na dTrí Uisce, "the confluence of the three waters".

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