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    The eastern part of Connaught presents numerous marshes; but few mountains, except those of Baughta on the south. The extreme western peninsula is one of the most mountainous regions in Ireland. Among other names may be mentioned, Mount Nephin, in the county of Mayo, a solitary hill of 2640 feet, and one of the most considerable in the island. That of Croagh Patrick, on the S. E. of Clewbay, a cone of 2666 feet; the Fernamoor mountains to the west of Loughmask; and the Twelve Pins, a line of so many small peaks in Ballinahinch; with others to the south of Loughcorrib.
    Jedidiah Morse, 1812
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    "Antrym & Downe" (detail) by John Speede (1610).
    Above: "Antrym & Downe" (detail) by John Speede (1610). Click on the image to read "A Few
    Fragments" (pdf). Image source: Ulster Journal of Archaeology.
    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©