On a quick trip up the North coast of Northern Ireland, I took some photos in Downhill Forest, thatâ€™s a small mixed woodland just inland off the coastline near Castlerock.
Itâ€™s somewhere that Iâ€™ve wanted to take my camera for a while and finally managed to do so the weekend of the 21st of September, 2013.
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 Manannï¿½n mac Lir, who was regarded as the Irish Neptune.ï¿½ Local people believe that his spirit is released during fierce storms.
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