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

It is thought that many of the families that lived at the village at Slievemore, Achill Island, relocated to the coastal village of Dooagh around the time of the Great Famine (1845-49) and of the change of ownership of the Slievemore land to the Achill Mission Estate (1851-52). Certainly it was Dooagh villagers that used Slievemore as a booley village in the early years of the 20th century, and some families from Dooagh and the neighbouring village of Pollagh retain claims on individual cottages at Slievemore. [more...]
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cottage doorway, deserted village, Slievemore, Achill Island
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