Connemara in the western part of County Galway, is one of the most scenic and beautiful areas of Ireland. Connemara's coast is very convoluted with many beaches, and lots of small islands and harbors. Inland water is everywhere from streams, rivers, ponds and loughs. Connemara National Park encompasses some 2,957 hectares of rugged quartzite and schist terrain of north Connemara, stretching from sea level at Letterfrack to some of the peaks of the Twelve Bens mountains (Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanacht). The landscape is mantled by blanket bog and wet heath vegetation with characteristic and varied wildlife. Birdlife in the area is varied, and includes Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Stonechats, Chaffinches, Robins and Wrens. The Kestrel is a fairly common bird of prey, whilst Sparrowhawk, Merlin and Peregrine are sometimes seen. Red Deer are currently being re-introduced, and a herd of the unique pure-bred Connemara ponies has also been established.

 

 

 

Title: Track and Gate

 

Location: Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

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Looking through this gate towards Benbaun, one of the Twelve pins. One does wonder where this track will lead too. I came across this image while out photographing with my good friend and my X-Federal Express man Dave Meuser. I give Dave credit for helping me compose this image. Thanks Dave!

 

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