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    The limestone, dipping gently northwards from the slopes of the Slieve Aughty and Slieve Bloom Mountains, stretches away to the Newry axis and the Curlew Hills, in a plain that rarely rises 400 feet (120 metres) above the sea. During the Ice Age, this lowland was the meeting-ground of confluent glaciers from the hills.
    (Oxford Survey of the British Empire, 1914)
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    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
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