Bill Finney Irish Photo of the Week

Posted on October 14, 2011

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Co. Mayo Achill Island

Slievemore can be seen in photo distant below a set of clouds. This is the largest sea island in Ireland and connected to the main land by bridge. Very peaceful along with great sea views.
Co. Mayo Achill Island

Co. Mayo Achill Island

The mountain Slievemore (672 m) rises dramatically in the north of the island and the Atlantic Drive (along the south/west of the island) has some dramatically beautiful views. On the slopes of Slievemore, there is an abandoned village (the “Deserted Village”) The Deserted Village is traditionally thought to be a remnant village from An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger of 1845-1849).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achill_Island

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