L7864 : Famine road above Killary Harbour

taken 13 years ago, near to Salrock, Ireland

Famine road above Killary Harbour
Famine road above Killary Harbour
The further west you go the less definitive the road is, although on the steeper parts the retaining walls as still clearly seen. The road was built by impoverished locals during the Irish famine, 1845-1848, not such much because it was needed but because the English landowners fed the locals if they worked on the road and didn't feed them if they didn't.
In the distance is the island of Gubderrynasliggan guarding the entrance to Killary Harbour.
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L7864, 11 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 September, 2008
Category
Track > Track   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 780 646 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.0582N 9:50.6434W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! L 781 646
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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