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 first Ordnance Survey of Achill Island, carried out in 1838, indicates that the village at Slievemore was inhabited. However, less than 20 years later, and following the Great Famine, a correspondent writing about the Rev. Nangle's Protestant Mission at Dugort makes reference to a deserted village nearby: "In approaching the Colony [Nangle's Mission], the roads wind along the base of Slievemore. Here the ruins of a Deserted Village strike the eye unpleasantly, and should be removed, as they disadvantageously occupy the ground". (Howard, J.E., 1855, 'The Island of Saints') The picture below shows storage shelves, probably for kitchen utensils, built into the dry stone wall of a cottage, with Slievemore mountain behind. [more...]
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cottage at deserted village, Slievemore, Achill Island
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