Downhill Forest

Posted on October 9, 2013

On a quick trip up the North coast of Northern Ireland, I took some photos in Downhill Forest, that’s a small mixed woodland just inland off the coastline near Castlerock.

It’s somewhere that I’ve wanted to take my camera for a while and finally managed to do so the weekend of the 21st of September, 2013.

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The above images were taken from Gortmore Viewing Point, Binevenagh Mountain, Limavady.

Local tradition tells of the presence of a sea god in Lough Foyle and the widespread practice of making votive offerings to deities in Celtic times to Manannán mac Lir, who was regarded as the Irish Neptune.  Local people believe that his spirit is released during fierce storms.

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