Earth – Weekly Photo Challenge

Living where I do, in the South East of Ireland, I felt I had to share some photos of our coastline. And YES, that is the Atlantic, and, NO it is not part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Well you can’t blame them for leaving us off all the publicity for the Wild Atlantic Way, who in their right mind would travel all the way across the country, if they knew this beauty was closer!

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Kilmurren Cove, part of the Copper Coast Drive, Co. Waterford

Kilmurren is a beautiful little cove, looking south into the Atlantic, surrounded by spectacular cliffs and rolling green fields. This area wasn’t always a quiet holiday destination, it used to be a hive of industry. Recently this has been recognised by UNESCO, calling it The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, we call it home.

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The Tankardstown 19th Century Copper Mine

On the cliffs above Kilmurren is the remnants of Tankardstown Mine, showing the earth giving up it’s bounty from beneath the soil. If you are ever walking around the coast here you have to be very aware of you footing, there are many unprotected long forgotten mine shafts, waiting to be rediscovered.

So the earth is always changing, but remember, most of all is it’s always fun.

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Luna running in Kilmurren

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5 thoughts on “Earth – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Beautiful scenery Rover. I love Luna running in the water too.
    I was reading someone’s else’s blog earlier and they were talking about rockfalls and the earth constantly changing too, but in their case they were talking about the Azure Window in Malta which had recently collapsed. It was a good read (the blog) but sad to hear.

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