Though Strangford Lough is a long way from Scandinavia, it has an impressive Viking heritage. The ford from Old Norse Strangr Fjörðr. But it was also host to a battle between two groups of Viking rivals.
The Robin needs no introduction in Ireland. I wonder are there places in the world where Robin’s are rare: “Hey what is that cure little bird with the red on his chest?”
For the first time in my life, I was standing in a wide expanse of raw beauty, but I was alone. (Within an hour I was in Murlough Bay saying the same).
The Dunnock is a common bird who causes very little uproar, and is a resident of Ireland.
On my last evening in Ballycastle, I made a desperate attempt to see Murlough Bay, Torr Head, and Fair Head – in that order. The unexpected beauty of the first two had taken me by surprise, and delayed my arrival at Fair Head car park. By then, the fading April light was quite dim, and…
This is a real oddity. A lake that works like a kitchen sink.
Fancy walking all the way from Springer Mountain in Georgia in the United States to Slieve League and onto BenNevis in Scotland? All this is possible on the International Appalachian Trail which stretches not only across an ocean, many countries, and also aeons of time.
The Stacks at Downpatrick Head date back 350 million years are made of limestones and shales.
Murlough Bay is in County Antrim. It is a bay which is hardly known in the south of Ireland. One can view Rathlin Island and views across the sea to the Mull of Kintyre, Islay, Jura and various other Scottish islands.
Sliabh Liag, sometimes Slieve League or Slieve Liag is a mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.