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All alone with Torr Head

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Torr Head

 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). 

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The dark side of a cliff – A sense of unfairness at Fair Head

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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…

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Loughareema vanishing lake

in Fresh/Geology/Nature/Science and Geography

This is a real oddity.  A lake that works like a kitchen sink.

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A Hike in the Mountains – This one takes about 500 million years to do!

in Atlantic Ocean/Fresh/Geology
International Appalachian Trail Ireland

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.  

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Downpatrick Head – Stack and Blow Hole

in Atlantic Ocean/Fresh/Geology/Nature

The Stacks at Downpatrick Head date back 350 million years are made of limestones and shales.

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Descent into Awe – Murlough Bay

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Murlough Bay, Antrim

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.

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More than Moher – The Slieve Liag Cliffs

in Atlantic Ocean/Fresh/Geology

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. 

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