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The Year of the French – When the French came to Sligo 6,000 years ago

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Carrowmore is found in a unique piece of geography, the Cuil Irra (Coolrea) peninsula, a triangle of land bounded by water on three sides. Ballisodare Bay lies to the south, the Atlantic ocean to the west and Sligo Bay to the north. Lough Gill is to the east beyond Carns Hill, connected to the sea…

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Land-bridge between Ireland and Britain

in Fresh/Nature/Science and Geography
Landbridge - Britain and Ireland

It is believed that there was a land-bridge connecting the south-east of Ireland to the south of England – this existed before humans arrived in Ireland. I mentioned this previously in the post related to the birth of the Irish Sea – where during the Ice Age there existed a freshwater late before it was…

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The Irish Sea is Born

in Fresh/Geology/Irish Sea/Science and Geography
Irish Sea Dublin

It was 20 millions years ago that Britain and Ireland ended up where they are now.¬† Almost 300 million years before that, the super continent Gondwanaland had began to separate in a north-south movement. Then 100 million years ago this shifted a an east-west separation, and by 40 million years ago the Atlantic Ocean was…

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