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Dun Briste, Downpatrick head Co. Mayo.

I have often driven through Ballycastle Co Mayo and looked out at this magnificent sea stack but never had the time to go and see it so the other day I decided it was time.  Its called Dun Briste, which means broken fort.  I’m not sure if its got anything to do with the promintory fort on the cliffs themselves.  Its estimated to be 50 meters in height and stands 80 meters off shore.

The light on that day wasn’t great and it was blowing a gale on shore so I was out early this morning (5 am!) and the light was beautiful.  The location is so spectacular but if you suffer from vertigo it might be a little nerve racking!  This was one of the first shots I took, I have a couple of others that I will process and put up in…

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