Doon Archaeological Nature Peninsula
What Is Doon?
Doon is an Inland Promontory Fort on Lough Carra, with sites from Late Bronze Age, enclosed in a spectacular landscape of mountain, lake and woodland.
Monday, April 28, 1997
by Kevin O'Sullivan.
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Doon Archaeological Nature Peninsula,
Burriscarra via Ballintubber Abbey, County Mayo, Ireland. Wander through the unfolding portrait of Irish pre-history and history in a woodland and lakeside setting.
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Mayo's reputation for its scenery, heritage and unspoilt landscape is further advanced by the amenity at Doon Archaeological and Nature Peninsula. The visitor can experience the "Delights of Doon" by absorbing a cocktail of Archaeology - a lake promontory fort with evidence of 2000 year old houses, ring forts, ramparts and a cave. Irish History - 2 castles from Norman period, 13th century Abbey, Nancy Walshe's grave. Local folklore and wildlife - Nature Trail in a woodland of changing scenes marking each season along the shoreline of Lough Carra with its unique colours dotted by islands with a backdrop of Croagh Patrick and the Partry mountains.
Situated 10 minutes from Ballintubber Abbey along the north eastern shore of Lough Carra.
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Tom Quinn, Burriscarra, Clogher,
Claremorrris, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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