The spectacular landscapes of the West Cork peninsulas with their raw and almost
skeletal qualities are very much the product of the underlying bedrock geology of the
region. This geology predominantly consists of layered sandstones, siltstones and
mudstones of Upper Devonian age that were deposited in a large sedimentary basin,
the Munster Basin, 380-360 million years ago.
Photography © Liam Blake
Poetry Tony Curtis
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