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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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Coal, Sandstone, and Pebbles: Ballycastle, Antrim

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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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