L8607 : Cliffs of Árainn

taken 19 years ago, near to Killeany, Galway, Ireland

Cliffs of Árainn
Cliffs of Árainn
The cliffs on the south coast of Árainn (Inishmore), showing a huge rock called "an Aill Bhriste", "the broken cliff", which has broken off from the island and is supported between the cliff and a sea-stack. It is just possible to make out the network of dry-stone walls which cover the island and prevent the wind from blowing away quite all of the soil. Because there still wasn't very much of it, the islands were a less than fertile place to farm, and the inhabitants until the twentieth century used to risk their lives climbing down these cliffs at night to collect seabirds' eggs.
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L8607, 2 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 August, 2003   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 April, 2005
Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 86 07 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.3767N 9:41.7285W
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