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Fences on Inisheer, Aran Islands, Ireland

Countless stone fences crisscross Inisheer in the Aran Islands of Ireland. Many of the fields have no visible gate but there will be a place where the farmer can take down a segment of stones, put a cow in to graze, and put the stones back up. Very efficient and actually quite fast, too. The Aran Islands have thousands of miles of fences like these, and are famous for the soil in their fields, largely manmade by hauling seaweed up from the shores.

 

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Taken on November 27, 2006