This is a panorama photograph of Mullaghmore Harbour which is made up of six separate photos stitched together to form a single picture. It was taken late in the afternoon in October 2009.

Mullaghmore is a small but busy fishing village in North Sligo. Just beyond the harbour wall there is a beach which is popular with surfers and holiday makers. Much of the horizon at Mullaghmore is dominated by the striking Dartry Mountain range. In this photo these mountains are lit by a scattering of evening sunlight and the iconic outline of Benbulben can be seen in the far right of the picture, its northern face silhouetted against the sky.

Mullaghmore also has a troubled past; in August 1979 the IRA blew up the boat of Lord Louis Mountbatten in Mullaghmore harbour, killing him and three others. The British Royal was holidaying in nearby Classiebawn castle.

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