Wednesday, August 09, 2006

On the Ridge of Croaghaun

This is a view of Slievemore from the ridge of Croaghaun. In the book, Laurel and Ian climb the ridge together to search for the golden eagle, Laheen. Given that Slievemore - Sliabh Mór, the Great Mountain - is 2,204 feet, you can see how high up this is, as the peak appears so small! And it looks utterly different when viewed from below. Everywhere you go on Achill, the Great Mountain dominates the landscape from the northern side of the island.

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