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'Murlough' Beach - Ireland

'Murlough' Beach - Ireland

'Murlough' Beach sits on the edge and part of a National Nature Reserve - wild ponies to a 'Grey' Seal colony are only two of the amazing types of animals/mammals you can see here. 

On the beach there are tall 'groynes' - large poles buried deeply into the sand, and they have been there since the second world war - The reson they were placed here was not to prevent the sands from shifting in the tidal currents but to STOP German aircraft  landing on the wide and long flat empty beaches invading this part of the country. The 6000 year old sandune system was also laced with land mines - Just in case the 'groins' didnt work... Concrete machine gun posts were also built and remains of which can still be seen when out walking... Oh and the sandunes were cleared of all mines many years ago too !!!

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