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.
Track and Gate
Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland
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On Connemara National Park
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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