The Dargle catchment covers an area of approximately 128km2. The River Dargle flows in a north-easterly direction from the Wicklow Mountains, reaching the sea at Bray. This catchment’s geology is mixed between granite, slate, shale and schist, with the land used mainly for agriculture. Significant urban activity is present towards the mouth at Bray. Portions of this catchment’s most southern and western headwaters are situated within the Wicklow Mountains Special Area of Conservation.
Waters within the Dargle Catchment:
- River Dargle
- Lough Bray