Ireland pictures from Achill Island and Co Mayo, Ireland. These picture galleries on Achill 24/7 show photographs taken on Achill Island and surrounding areas in County Mayo on the remote west coast of Ireland. Gallery 4 features pictures from the deserted village at Slievemore, Achill.

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Ireland pictures : Gallery 4 : Deserted village, Slievemore, Achill Island

The deserted village at Slievemore, Achill Island, is located at the base of the south-facing slope of Slievemore mountain (seen shrouded with cloud in the picture below). Containing the remains of some 100 dwellings within three settlements, the deserted 'village' is a haunting reminder of times past and of the tragic history of Ireland. For though it was partially inhabited well into the 20th century, the deserted village at Slievemore is really a famine village, abandoned principally as a result of the 1845-1849 famines. [more...]
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cottage corner, Slievemore, Achill Island
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