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Kristiina Hansen 2003 IRISH NATURE by Kristiina Hansen
Kristiina Hansen 2003 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 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 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.
Kristiina Hansen 2003 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.
Kristiina Hansen 2003 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.
Kristiina Hansen 2003 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
Kristiina Hansen 2003 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.
Kristiina Hansen 2003 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.