When touring around Achill Island, County Mayo – we come across a fascinating deserted Irish famine village.
Achill Island – located off the west coast of County Mayo and connected by a narrow bridge to the mainland – has to be one of the most isolated and beautiful parts of the world. Life must have been hard in this part of the world in the past. While touring around the island, we came across this deserted famine village and it gave us some insight into the harsh life of the time. Over to Carina for more:
This sort of site offers a real insight into the life and times of our Irish ancestors.
- You can see a little more on the deserted village of Slievemore, Achill Island here.
- You can see more on County Mayo in our two County Mayo Homelands features here: First – the area of north Mayo around Ballina and next, the area of west Mayo around Westport.
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Slán for now, Mike & Carina.
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Have a look at the exact location we visited in Google Maps below: