November 03, 2006
The photo above shows a lovely waterfall on Doughruagh Mountain (526 m or 1,726 ft), part of the Twelve Bens. The Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins (Irish Na Beanna Beola) is a picturesque mountain range in Connemara -- the west of Ireland. Though not a big range by any means, the views are superb, and there's no congestion. Hundreds of waterfalls such as this are found in Connemara, where the abundant rainfall occurring in this part of Ireland gathers in numerous streams before dropping over the edge to Kylemore Lough. The Kylemore Abbey owes its existence to the exposed rock forming the fall-line.