Deserted Village, Achill Island

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  • August 14, 2017
    We got out here, because we had read about this place in Heinrich Böll diary. Only stone walls over 60 years after his narrative can be seen. Sheep run still. It's a melankolische mood. The history of Ireland with regard to the famine in the 19th century and the beginning of the emigration is visible here. It is now no longer the milk bottles on the doorstep, but the sustainability of the emigration. So many have it, that whole villages died out. The car you leave the cemetery to see from a distance and goes along on a path towards the West of the ruins. You can certainly also higher on the mountain, what we but not done. As the abandoned village is located on a slope, you have views over during the walk this part of the island.
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  • August 7, 2017
    This has a lot of potential to become a great visit but as it currently stands its a waste of time. Needs some more effort to make it worthwhile  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We walked up here today in beautiful sunshine. The Deserted Village is stretched across the hill and we enjoyed pretending and imagining what it was like for the people who lived here hundreds of year...  more »

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