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Fastnet Rock

Another shot of Fastnet Rock.

Fastnet Rock, or simply Fastnet (possibly from Old Norse: Hvasstann-ey meaning "sharp-tooth isle"; called Carraig Aonair, meaning "lonely rock", in Irish) is a small islet in the Atlantic Ocean and the most southerly point of Ireland. It lies 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from County Cork on the Irish mainland. Due to its location, Fastnet was known as 'Ireland's Teardrop' because it was the last part of Ireland that Irish emigrants would see as they sailed to the United States in the 19th century.

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Taken on August 23, 2013