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The North Atlantic Coast, Belderrig, Co Mayo, Ireland.

The wild and wonderful Atlantic coast, Belderrig, Co Mayo, Ireland, where the remains of some of the world's earliest farms have been discovered dating back over 5,000 years.


The Céide Fields are the oldest known field systems in the world, over five and a half millennia old. It is a unique Neolithic landscape of world importance, which has changed our perception of our Stone Age ancestors. The remains of stone field walls, houses and megalithic tombs are preserved beneath a blanket of peat over several square miles. They tell a story of the everyday lives of a farming people, their organized society, their highly developed spiritual beliefs, and their struggle against a changing environment beyond their control.


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Taken on June 29, 2012