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IRISH NATURE. by Kristiina Hansen. Introduction. Ireland is criss-crossed with silver streams, lazy rivers, hidden lakes and still canals. When in Ireland, you are never more than 80 miles from the sea and a coastline offering golden, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, hidden harbours and bays.

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irish nature

IRISH NATURE

by Kristiina Hansen

Kristiina Hansen 2003

introduction
Introduction
  • Ireland is criss-crossed with silver streams, lazy rivers, hidden lakes and still canals.
  • When in Ireland, you are never more than 80 miles from the sea and a coastline offering golden, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, hidden harbours and bays.
  • In woods you may encounter typical irish wildlife: deer, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, fox, bobcat, coyote, turkey, vulture, hawk, and owl.

Kristiina Hansen 2003

cliffs of moher
Cliffs of Moher
  • Majestic cliffs that rise from the Atlantic Ocean to a height of nearly 200m.
  • They take their name from a ruined promontory fort, Mothar.

Kristiina Hansen 2003

the mizen head
The Mizen Head
  • The Mizen Head is the most southerly point in Ireland.
  • On the top of the Mizen Head you can see breathtaking close-up view of the wild, foaming waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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the burren
The Burren
  • The Burren covers over 300 square kilometres.
  • You can find wealth of material in the Burren - megalithic tombs, Celtic crosses, a ruined Cistercian Abbey and more than sixty wedge tombs.
  • The Burren is the largest karstic limestone area in Western Europe.

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dunmore cave
Dunmore Cave
  • Dunmore Cave is at its deepest point 150 foot below the surface.
  • In 928, the Dunmore Cave was the site of a Viking massacre.
  • It has been a National Monument because of its historic interest.
  • Dunmore Cave is formed by limestone which was laid down over 300 million years ago.

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aillwee caves
Aillwee Caves
  • This stunning creation of nature was formed by the melt waters of a prehistoric ice age.
  • The cave, carved out of limestone, cuts into the heart of the mountain.
  • The story of Aillwee Cave began millions of years ago when streams sinking underground on Aillwee Mountain starter dissolving channels through the limestone

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connemara
Connemara
  • Connemara is an environment which offers the visitor endless sights, experiences, adventures and activities.
  • Connemara is consisting of entirely natural and unspoilt terrain.
  • The countryside and atmosphere of Connemara are magical and any time of the year it´s perfect to take a brake here.

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glenveagh
Glenveagh
  • Glenveagh consists of Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle and Glenveagh Gardens.
  • Glenveagh National Park covers almost 10,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods.
  • The park boasts beautiful lakes and breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • The park is home to considerable populations of stoats, badgers and foxes as well as an impressive selection of birdlife.

Kristiina Hansen 2003