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ABOUT THE TITLE
In my previous upload I compared Ireland to Australia. With this title I was aiming at Japan. To be honest I dont think the blooming tree in this photo is even a cherry tree, but I am glad if I caught your attention. And the conclusion is: we have everything in Ireland: mountains like in Australia, blooming trees like in Japan, and the economic crisis like in America.

ABOUT THE PLACE
Carrick-on-Shannon is the largest town in County Leitrim (Ireland). Its population was 3,163 in 2006. The bridge which you see in this picture was built in 1846. My first guess was that Carrick-on-Shannon means a bridge over river Shannon because there is another place in Ireland called Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. I have tried to understand what the word carrick comes from and I found out that it is an anglicised version of Irish carraig (rock).

MY PERSONAL CHALLENGE
I am very proud to announce that with uploading this photograph I have achieved my goal of presenting on TE at least one photo from each county of the Republic of Ireland.
Please have a look at MY TE MAP OF IRELAND .

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5824 W: 105 N: 15112] (59636)
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