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All alone with Torr Head

in Fresh/Geology/Irish Sea/Nature
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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Ballycastle and the Mysterious Face

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Ballycastle Mysterious Face

There is a  mysterious carved face on an offshore rock near the Pans Rocks, Ballycastle beach. There are many local stories about the face…..

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The Magic Signposts – Follow the National Cycle Network Time Trail

in Fresh/Monuments
Ballycastle - Millenium Signpost

This is a wonderful idea, but how did they get funding! A mixture of magic and the great outdoors produced a living breathing enigma which stretched across all of the UK, and even part of the Republic linking up to 1000 mileposts together in a cryptic puzzle.  Most of these mileposts installed in the early…

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Coal, Sandstone, and Pebbles: Ballycastle, Antrim

in Fresh/Geology/Nature
Ballycastle shingle

The Ballycastle area is the only coastal location of Carboniferous coal seams in Ireland. It is also an unusual mix of three different periods of geological change.

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Ballycastle – War, Water, and Wall art

in Featured/Fresh/Ports & Resorts
Ballycastle - marble

Like many other resorts, Ballycastle succeeds to remind people about war.  Whether you are in Carrickfergus or in Cannes, you must call attention to the World Wars.  This is a golden rule. No tourist may be permitted to mentally wander away from the girls in bikinis or sandcastles, when there are trenches and tanks to…

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