Thursday 20 November 2008

Benbulben, Ireland

The postmark and date are so blurred they are unreadable, but the address and message imply a date of 2004.

Benbulben, Co. Sligo: The coastal plain of north Sligo is dotted with trim thatched cottages, behind which rise the flat-topped limestone hills.  Best known of these hills is Benbulben.  This mountain is famed in legend as the place where Diarmuid, hero of the epic love tale "The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne", was killed when taking part in a boar hunt on the slopes of the mountain.

W.B. Yeats wrote a poem called Under Ben Bulben, and the area is known as Yeats country.  The mountain is host to a unique variety of plants, some found nowhere else in Ireland.

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