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Connemara

by admin on September 24, 2014

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Connemara is a wild and rugged landscape located on the west of Ireland in county Galway and is well worth a visit. The mountains, lakes and heather are always changing in the light and even on a misty day the clouds provide a haunting landscape. The Connemara pony is a pony breed originating in Ireland …

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