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Avoca or Ovoca (əvō´kə), river, c.15 mi (24 km) long, formed by the union of the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers, in Co. Wicklow, E Republic of Ireland. It flows SE to the Irish Sea at Arklow. The river is celebrated by Thomas Moore's poem "Meeting of the Waters."

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Ovoca: see Avoca, river, Ireland.