B9522 : Donegal. "Altan Lough With Altan Farm On Its Shores"

taken 11 years ago, 4 km from Cashelnagor, Donegal, Ireland

Donegal. "Altan Lough With Altan Farm On Its Shores"
Donegal. "Altan Lough With Altan Farm On Its Shores"
The house and farm, Map Ref. B95388 22637, was abandoned in the 1800s. It is said that Maguire & Patterson, "match manufacturers", owned the farm in the 1930s; it was used for sheep farming. The "Big Snow" in 1947 wiped out the herd and the farm was sold to a Swiss industrialist, who it is said "never set foot on it" (unsubstantiated). In the background, Aghla More mountain can be seen Map Ref. B94980 23931 Elevation 584 metres (1916 feet). From Altan Farm, Elevation 148 metres (485 feet) to Aghla More summit, a walking distance of 1.2 miles, a rise in height of 436 metres (1431 feet). The views are magnificent.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 May, 2009
Farm > Farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! B 95388 22637 [1m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.0654N 8:4.3746W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! B 95582 22453
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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