The Rock of Dunamase (Irish:Dún Másc, "the fort of Másc") is one of the most historic sites in Ireland. Its ruins date back to the late medieval period. The Rock stands 46m tall in the heart of what is otherwise a flat plain, and was ideal as a defensive position with its view right up to the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois
Entrance to The Rock of Dunamase
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A very windy walk with the guys and girls from Tullow Mountaineering Club yesterday
You can follow some of our route from the map below , sorry it is incomplete , the battery on the iphone died as we were on the way around . I guess the complete walk was about 12 km
Night hike into the Blackstairs mountains with Tullow Mountaineering Club
Narwal in calmer waters
Great to see the Narwal's making a return to Irish water's , where a small pod were photographed this morning off the north coast of Cork .
The narwhal, or narwhale, (Monodon monoceros) is a medium-sized toothed whale that lives year-round in northen waters. One of two living species of whale in the Monodontidae family, along with the beluga whale, narwhal males are distinguished by a long, straight, helical tusk, actually an elongated upper left canine. the narwhal is a uniquely specialized Arctic predator. In the winter, it feeds on benthic prey, mostly flatfish, at depths of up to 1500 m under dense pack ice.Narwhals have been harvested for over a thousand years by Inuit people in northern Canada and Greenland for meat and ivory, and a regulated subsistence hunt continues to this day. While populations appear stable, the narwhal is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to a narrow geographical range and specialized diet.
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Beekeeping as a Hobby - find out more here