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In my gallery you can find another photo of the same place taken last year at another season which has totally different colours...the luminosity here can vary so much according to weather conditions.

The Dingle peninsula hosts a fantastic seenery and also 6000(!) years of history! You can find arheological sites here dating back to Mesolithic Period (8000-4000BC)but also from the stone age, bronze age,Iron age, the early Chritian period, the Viking era, Middle ages until today.

There is no other landscape in western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as the Dingle Peninsula. This mountainous finger of land which juts into the Atlantic Ocean has supported various tribes and populations for almost 6,000 years. Because of the peninsula's remote location, and lack of specialised agriculture, there is a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments.

It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage. When one combines each site's folklore and mythology, which have been passed orally from generation to generation through the Irish language, one can begin to understand how unique and complex is the history of this peninsula.

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