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    In South Galway...Upper Old Red conglomerates and shale crop out, rising from beneath the limestone of the plain, and partially concealing the Silurian strata of the Slieve Aughty hills, on the west side of Lough Derg.
    In East Clare, the low ground—roughly corresponding in outline with the limestone area in the region—is generally overspread with Drifts, which for the most part consist of limestone gravel and boulder-clay. The slopes of the hills usually bear a covering of Old Red Sandstone detritus, with fragments of Silurian rock intermingled; and Drift of this character spreads outward from the hills over the limestone area at their foot.
    North-west of Tulla, reddish brown clay contains angular blocks of red and yellow sandstone; and about Spancilhill, to the north-east of Ennis, similar materials mingle with debris of limestone, together with blocks of conglomerate.
    JR Kilroe 1907
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    Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival, 20-21 September 2014 (pdf)
    Clare Event Guide, Heritage Week 23rd-31st August (pdf)
    Galway Event Guide, Heritage Week 23rd-31st August (pdf)
    "The Poolbeg Lighthouse" (detail), a photograph from "The Neighborhood of Dublin: Its Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations" (1921) by Weston St John Joyce.
    Above: "The Poolbeg Lighthouse" (detail), a photograph from "The Neighborhood of Dublin: Its
    Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations" (1921) by Weston St John Joyce. Click on the
    image to read an extract from the book (pdf). Image source: Internet Archive.
    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©