River Farset

River Farset

The River Farset ("An Fhearsaid" or "Abhainn na Feirste" in Irish) is a river in Northern Ireland, a tributary of the River Lagan. It joins the Lagan close to its outflow into Belfast Lough.

Belfast was almost founded as a ford across the Farset, and this is the origin of the city's name - "Béal Feirste", The Mouth of the Farset.

The River Farset is now contained in ignominy within a pipe under Belfast's High Street. The river formed a dock on High Street in the 19th century.

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