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This evening, I am posting information and images on Glencar Lake and Waterfall near Sligo in the North-West of the island of Ireland. Access is along a narrow lane off the main highway known as the N16. The area is popular with anglers (for trout and salmon), hikers and other recreational users such as picnickers.

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Overnight we had experienced very strong winds and rain which left a trail of minor damage including tree branches across roads. However, in course of the day the weather progressively improved with result that by afternoon we benefited from sunshine. mild temperatures and blue skies.

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This afternoon I visited two prehistoric sites which are located in close proximity close to a golf course at Ballymascanlon House Hotel near Carlingford on Ireland’s east coast.

The magnificent Proleek Portal Tomb (immediately above and below) dates from the Neolithic period, about 3500 BC. This period was the New Stone Age when settlers from Scotland introduced a settled lifestyle based on agriculture.

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