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HOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics51a. Slievemore Mountain, Deserted Village, Megalithic Tomb, Dugort Beach, Dooniver Strand and back to the evening light from Keel and Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

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Irish Bank Holiday August 4th 2008

The deserted village below Slievemore Mountain.

 

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The view over Keel Bay from the Deserted Village.

 

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The megalithic tomb on the southern slopes of Slievemore.

 

A fine prehistoric site with a wonderful view from it!

 

Croaghaun from the slopes of Slievemore

 

Moving on to Dugort Village with its lovely blue flag beach below Slievemore Mountain.

 

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The Cottage Cafe at Dugort - excellent and frequently visited!

 

More views of Dugort beach

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The pier at Dugort.

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We ended up helping a boat out to see to check on the lobster pots!

 

The 2nd blue flag beach east of Dugort village.

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Moving further east on the north side of Achill Island you come to Dooniver beach ...

 

... where the views continue to impress!

 

A splendid backdrop for a spot of yoga!

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Dooniver beach is safe for canoeing.

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Dooniver Strand-Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland Dooniver Strand-Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Dooniver Strand-Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Dooniver Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, West of Ireland, is a good picnic spot and a safe beach to swim and canoe from. The Nephin Mountains and hills across the bay look just like those in an Paul Henry west coast of Ireland painting! Dooniver beach is a place where you can practice your yoga too!

Dooniver Strand-Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Dooniver Strand-Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

 

Back across Achill south-west to Keel for the late afternoon.

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The views of the Minaun Cliffs and Clare Island never cease to please the eye!

 

... and then back to Dooagh village.

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and to our holiday cottage in Dooagh with Slievemore always our constant companion.

 

Slievemore Mountain (left), Achill Island, Co. Mayo, West of Ireland,  is a magnificent looking pile of quartzite ??? rocks. On its lower slopes on the southern landward side lie a deserted village (top left), a graveyard containing an ancient holy well (bottom left) and an ancient church ruin (above) and to the east a prehistoric megalithic tomb (bottom right). Its a good picnic spot, but no cafe!

 

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51b. A circular walk over Slievemore Mountain, Return to the Deserted Village and a return to the Cottage Cafe at Dugort Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

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One route up Slievemore mountain is to go up through the deserted village on its southern slope.

 

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Some purple heather out as we look across to the hump of Croaghaun.

 

 

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A bit of a path through the heather!

 

An aerial view of the deserted village and graveyard on the slopes of Slievemore.

 

Getting near the summit of Slievemore.

 

On the summit of Slievemore.

 

Croagh Patrick in the centre distance.

Looking down over the Cliffs of Minaun, Lough Keel and Keel Bay.

 

Looking across from the summit of Slievemore to the summit of Croaghaun in the hazy distance.

 

Beginning the descent to Dooega beach and village.

 

Picking a way through the rocks.

 

 

 

Looking back up the eastern ridge of Slievemore.

 

 

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On the way back from walking from Dugort Village to the Deserted Village you pass the cottage where the German writer Heinrich Boll lived and worked for a period.

 

Gathering hay the traditional way.

 

Looking back up Slievemore.

 

The summit of Croaghaun leads the way back and a nice hedge of fuchsia.

 

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Fuchsia, Monbretia and Purple Loosestrife.

 

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Back to the deserted village and graveyard.

 

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An ancient Christian cross-gravestone? and a rather more 'modern' shrine.

 

 

 

The deserted village guided walk is a popular tourist attraction AND then we drove back to the cottage cafe in Dugort!

Dugort Village, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, West of Ireland: Dugort village has a lovely blue flag beach (strand) for a picnic with magnificent mountain and sea views. The Kitchen Cafe has the most tempting food along with a grand pot of tea! and Tearoom (above). Above the beach and on the road towards the pier is the Strand Hotel (bottom left) for something a little stronger! All is set below Slievemore one of the highest peaks on Achill Island.

and a visit to an interesting artists workshop!

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A few more people on today - quite crowded!

 

Slievemore towers above St Thomas's Church, Dugort (Church of Ireland)

 

In the evening we went to look at the reservoir above Dooagh  which supplies Achill Island with its water.

This is the overflow NOT the supply!

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