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On St. Patrick's day I thought it would be nice to post a picture that is taken from the Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generation. The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption.
Apart from a free day on the 17th of March, Saint Patrick is remembered in many stories and folklore as an heroic preacher who must have lived 70 lives if we believe all that is said about him.

The view is on Clew Bay, many people will tell you that there are 365 islands in Clew Bay, one for every day of the year. The islands in Clew Bay are partly drowned drumlins. Drumlins are small but long hills which were formed under melting glacierrs at the end of the last ice age about 10,000 years ago.

Scanned, sharpened,(the result is a little bit noisy) auto contrast, auto levels.

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