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Through Connemara and the west of Ireland

Through Connemara and the west of Ireland

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Published by Printed and published for the Midland Great Western Railway Company, by Sealy, Bryers and Walker in Dublin (94, 95 & 96 Middle Abbey Street) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Aide memoire of places of interest (index) p71-73.

StatementIllustrated from photographs.
ContributionsMidland Great Western Railway Company., Sealy, Bryers and Walker (Dublin),
The Physical Object
Pagination73p., [16] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17505006M

Connemara lies in the territory of Iar Connacht, "West Connacht," within the portion of County Galway west of Lough Corrib, and was traditionally divided into North Connemara and South mountains of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin River, which flows into the sea at An Clochán / Clifden, marked the boundary between the two parts.. Connemara is bounded on the west, south and north. Spanning the length of the west coast of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to a multitude of hidden gems. Particularly alluring is a region known as Connemara. From the soaring Twelve Bens mountain range to the coast’s stunning beaches, it's an unspoilt and idyllic paradise.

In the aftermath of the Great Famine of , the Martin Estate in the West of Ireland, ,acres of bog and mountain, was put up for sale. Its mortgagees, the London Law Life Insurance Society, evicted many of the tenants, and in February sent Thomas .   C onnemara, on the far west of Ireland, is a ragged, haunting place of gorse and stone, resonant with literary associations. Beyond the bright horizon, .

Imagine biking through the dramatic windswept boglands of Connemara on a mountainous backdrop, the steep cliffs of the Aran Islands, the lunar-like limestone landscape of the Burren and the white sand beaches of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.5/5(1). Quiet Man bridge. If you are driving the Connemara loop from Galway and you like to visit places where famous movies were filmed, then by all means, stop at the Quiet Man Bridge!The stone bridge is located about 8km after Oughterard, on the N59 heading was the set of The Quiet Man, a movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O’ bridge is visible from the road: be careful.


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