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    DEFINITIONS
    The old red sandstone is most extensively developed in the south of Ireland. More to the centre, a great number of isolated patches of this sandstone break through the general flatness of the limestone country, especially in Longford and Roscommon; but the greatest development of it, within that district, is in the range of mountains which, under various names of Slieve Boughta, Silvermines, Slieve Bloom, the Arra, Slieve Phelim, &c, occupies considerable area in the counties of Clare, Limerick, and Tipperary, and of the Queen's County, extending north and south from Limerick to near Loughrea, and eastwards to near Mountmellick.
    (Robert Kane M.D., 1844)
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    "Part of a grazing estate, divided into farms and sold" (detail), an illustration from "Ireland  Yesterday and Today" (1909) by Hugh Sutherland.
    Above: "Part of a grazing estate, divided into farms and sold" (detail), an illustration from "Ireland
    Yesterday and Today" (1909) by Hugh Sutherland. Click on the image to read "The Brightened Land"
    (pdf). Image source: Internet Archive.
    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©