This photo of The Glen was taken on the slopes of Knocknarea Mountain in October 2007. It is a panorama photograph made up of nine separate photos stitched together to form a single image. The Glen (sometimes called The Hidden Glen) is a dramatic chasm on the southern slopes of Knocknarea mountain in Co. Sligo. The path though the Glen is almost a mile long and is often flanked on either side by ivy adorned limestone cliff faces that tower 60 foot above you.

The Glen features in the poem The Man And The Echo by W. B. Yeats:

“In a cleft that's christened Alt
Under broken stone I halt
At the bottom of a pit
That broad noon has never lit,
And shout a secret to the stone.”

(also see landscape photograph of The Glen and photograph of the gates to the Glen - Heaven's Gates)


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