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Irish coast between Donegal town and the Slieve League cliffs, not sure exactly where, near the fishing port of Killybegs is my best guess. There were lots of sheep around, unfortunately no close ones in this frame. The part above the horizon was darkened and contrast added. About Killybegs:

Killybegs is Ireland’s leading fishing port, something which the townspeople are understandably proud of. There is much more to Killybegs than the fishing, however; it is a town with a long and interesting history in its own right.
The area around the deep fjord-like inlet of Killybegs has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the twenty or more ring forts that remain, most of them near the shore. The town was named in early Christian times, the name Na Cealla Beaga referring to a group of monastic cells. Interestingly, and perhaps surprisingly in a region not short of native saints, the town’s patron saint is St. Catherine of Alexandria. That this St. Catherine is the patron of seafarers surely confirms that Killybeg’s tradition of seafaring is very old indeed.
The super trawlers and their crews to be seen in the harbour, including Ireland’s largest trawlers and boats and crews from many countries in Europe and further afield, are thus the latest in a long line of seafarers in the town.

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