CONNEMARA...continued

From Irish Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil Richard Lovett

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Under the shadow of Lissoughter the road skirts the shores of Glendalough, a lovely lake, but, like Killarney, apt to suffer somewhat from the extreme claims put forth on its behalf by too enthusiastic admirers. From this point onwards the road to Clifden runs through a succession of valleys either by the side of a rippling mountain stream or along the delightful shores of Glendalough and Derryclare and Ballynahinch. Dominating the whole western half of the drive, and affording a succession of delightful mountain views, stands the cluster of 'peaks of Beola,' the word 'bin' or 'ben,' 'mountain,' having been corrupted into 'pin.' Benbaun, the highest of the group, is 2,395 feet above the sea level.

Glendalough
Glendalough

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