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Nature of Ireland - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Lakes in Killarney National Park Ireland is located on the island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish and Celtic seas. The coast of Ireland is one of the most picturesque in the world due to spectacular rocky shores and emerald valleys. Rocky coasts change for a flat terrain in the depths of the country, where several large national parks are under the protection of the state. Ireland has rather mild winters. Summer is pretty cool, but it's perfectly suitable for ecotourism, which is in high demand in the country. One of the most popular places for tourism is the park Ballycroy. Travelers can see the legendary heathland of Ireland there, as well as peat bogs. Tourists get acquainted with the fauna of the park. As far back as the 16th century, the Bangor trail was laid over its lands. That was a way, with which the Irish began their way of emigration to the USA.
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Burren National Park was created to protect limestone rocks. It is built of limestone and has a very scarce plant world. The modern landscape of these lands was formed during the last icing of the planet. One can find alpine plants that are adjacent to the subtropical climate. Many sprigs make their way through the cracks in the rocks. That's why the landscape looks fascinating. The most northern national park of Ireland is Glenveagh located off the coast of the Gulf of Donegal in the county of the same name. The territory is occupied mainly by forests, valleys, and picturesque lakes. Reindeer live in the park; animals can often be found near the lakes. The valleys are covered with a dense vegetation of beautiful emerald color. The main attraction of the park is Glenveagh Castle built in the 19th century.
The largest national park in Ireland is the land located in the Wicklow Mountains in the homonymous county. The highest peak of the chain - Lugnaquilla - is about 900 meters above sea level. The park is very popular not only among tourists but also among locals. It is located near Dublin. Every weekend, residents of the country's capital go there to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and feel the unity with nature. The park has wide opportunities for fans of active recreation. You can go fishing to local lakes or rivers, kayak on mountain streams or just make a hike up the mountain. There is the monastery of Glendalough in the park, which was built in the 6th century. Near the castle, there are two lakes. The place will be an excellent option for walking. Another attraction of the park is the Powerscourt waterfall, which is the highest in Ireland. Copyright
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Killarney National Park is located on the shores of the Killarney Lakes in the county of Kerry. The park was founded in 1932. Its territory is covered with heathlands, forests, and mountains. Ancient oaks, whose average age exceeds 200 years, grow on the shores of the largest lake, the Lower. You can meet many unique plants in Killarney, one of which is the strawberry tree, which is almost impossible to meet outside the county. Other attractions of the park are the rarest Killarney fern and St. Patrick's cabbage. The carnivorous plant, Grandiflora pinguicula, grows on bogs. It feeds on local insects. More than 130 species of different birds set their nests in the trees. Many animals, such as wolves, were exterminated in the 19th century.
Galway Another incredibly interesting place is Connemara National Park located in Galway County. The territory of the park is covered with forests and heathland. Any rural activity is illegal there. Unlike most other landscapes of Ireland, the slopes of Connemara are not emerald, but of a reddish hue. This is explained by a large number of plants with red flowers. In addition to its rich world of flora, the park is known for its megaliths or structures of stone blocks created by prehistoric people several thousand years ago. The feature of the park is Connemara horses. These beautiful and graceful animals are the biggest ponies in the world.
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Plassy Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
Irish Aran Islands have the abandoned trawl ship "MB Plassy". In 1960 it was run aground on the rocky Inis Oírr island, the smallest island of the archipelago. The reason of it was a strong storm in the sea. The ship was built in 1940 and was used as a cargo ship. Its last cargo was a huge consignment of whisky and yarn. The ship has to transport it through Galway Bay.

Note that, the present place of the ship is not a place of its wrecking. There it appeared thanks to another strong storm. Originally, the ship was hurled against the Phoenix rocks. At the time of the shipwreck nobody from the crew was damaged.

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Fulachtai Fia

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
About 6 000 items were found in Ireland, today they are known as Fulachtai Fia. Also, they are known as burnt mounds. They commonly survive as a low horseshoe-shaped mound of charcoal-enriched soil and heat shattered stone. In the centre you can see a man-made full of water flute. Such things are common for Great Britain regions. The researchers find them one at a time, rarely 2-6 constructions.

Near every mound there is a water source. According to this, the researchers claim that these places were used for underground water abstraction. Even more, there are about 10 more theories that describe the Fulachtai Fia usage. Unfortunately, no one hasn't been proved. A great number of archaeological places are open for tourists. The researchers made up a full map of Great Britain, where you … Read all
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Cultural sights in regions of Ireland

Among the cultural institutions of Dublin National Museum occupies an honorable place. The museum is located in former barracks. These buildings were built in the beginning of the 18th century. The museum exhibits interesting collections of household items, vintage clothing, folklore objects, as well as glass, ceramics and silver. Natural History Museum is a place where tourists will find interesting collections of artifacts. The items exhibited there have been brought from all over the … Read more
A very symbolic local landmark is The Spanish Arch built in 1584. It is the only preserved part of medieval fortifications in Galway. Next to the arch, one of the oldest and most beautiful city streets begins - the picturesque Spanish Walk. Local traders once enjoyed evening walks in this place. Today the Spanish Walk is extremely popular among romantics and couples in love. One of Ireland's most important religious sites can be found in the north-west of the city. The construction of the … Read more
The Church of St. Mary, which was founded in 1855, makes out a striking religious attraction. The church fascinates visitors not only with its architectural style, but also with an abundance of artifacts stored within its walls; anyone can see those priceless relics. Walk through Killarney National Park, which begins near the center of the town, also gives an unforgettable experience. The park is a beautiful 19th century mansion, which has been completely restored and converted into a museum. … Read more
A very interesting historical site is the old Eisenhower Pier that was opened in 1896. The length of 450 meters makes it the second-longest pier in Wales. In 1974, the city government was close to demolishing the pier, as it has become badly dilapidated and lost its former relevance. However, during that same period, its historical significance was recognized by the state, so it was decided to completely restore the pier. Fully renovated in 1988, the historic pier is now one of the favorite … Read more

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