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Southeast Coast of Ireland

January 26th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Southeast coast of Ireland - January 13th, 2009

Southeast coast of Ireland - January 13th, 2009

In Ireland, a ring of coastal mountains surrounds low central plains. An algal bloom is visible along the coastline, and three ranges stand out towards the lower left: the Comeragh Mountains (right), the Knockmealdown  Mountains (center) and the Galtee Mountains (left).

The Comeragh Mountains are a glaciated mountain range in County Waterford formed by twelve peaks, the highest of which is Fauscoum at 792m (2,598ft).

The Knockmealdown Mountains are located on the border of Counties Tipperary and Waterford. The highest peak of the range is Knockmealdown.

Finally, the Galtee Mountains (or Galty Mountains) are a mountain range in Munster,  across parts of counties Limerick, Tipperary and Cork.

The Galtees are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, taking the form of a high ridge which rises up almost sheer from the surrounding plain. The highest peak in the Galtees is that of Galtymore which rises to 917 m (3,009 ft).

source Wikipedia

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