Castles: Ballybunion Castle, Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland. Built by the Geraldines in the 14th century, the castle rises from an elevated point above the cliffs that extend down in both directions to White Strand shore. It overlooks the mouth of the River Shannon. As the castle has suffered many battles (it was destroyed during the Desmond Wars) and bad weather, and as the sea walls are gone, as well, all that now remains is a ruin. Only the East Wall still stands.
Though only 501 metres (1,644 ft) high, its isolation from other hills, steep slopes and volcanic appearance makes it appear much taller than it is. Due to its height relative to the surrounding landscape the hill qualifies as a Marilyn.The Great Sugar Loaf is composed of Cambrian quartzite, in contrast to the rounded mountains to the west, which are made of Devonian granite. Popularly mistaken for a volcano, it is in fact an erosion-resistant metamorphosed sedimentary deposit from the deep…
(Cliffs of moher) The Cliffs of Moher are made up of layer upon layer of hardened sand, silt and mud. These sedimentary rock layer rest upon an older seqeunce of limestone rocks with a thin layer of shale is sandwiched in between Cliffs of Moher rocks and the Burren limestones.The cliffs are 320 Million years old.The Cliffs of Moher are 702 feet (214 meters) high and span across eight miles (12.8 km) along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Whiterocks Beach,Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.Stretching from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle are the unique limestone cliffs of Whiterocks Beach.These soft sedimentary rocks have been carved through centuries into a labyrinth of caves & arches.Headlands with names like Shelagh’s Head,Giant’s Head,Wishing Arch,Elephant Rock & the Lion’s Paw rise out of the ocean.Huge caves, accessible only from the sea are home to scores of species of seabirds -- also a prime hunting ground for hawks.