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Inishmore

 
Author Xeres
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#1 | Posted: 24 Jul 2008 16:22 
Full name of site: Island of Inishmore
Country: Ireland
Short description of site (also include multiple locations if applicable): An Island off the western coast of Ireland, contains a system of stone fences with gates made of loose stones. the island also has thatched cottages, and a number of neolithic and early Christian sites (including the world's smallest church). Dún Aengus, is a famous neolithic fort, located directly above a cliff, is considered one of the world's most magnificent stone age sites.
Criteria (cultural, natural, mixed): I, III, IV,V
Outstanding universal value / comparative analysis: Ireland has other neolithic and early Christian sites on the list, however the architecture and culture of Inishmore is different. the stone fences, and gates is unique in the world. the atheistic value of the site is also high.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#2 | Posted: 25 Jul 2008 04:53 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
I am a little biased on this one, being a former Irish resident. I think it has a decent case for inclusion on the list. The only thing I am sceptical about is whether it would make it into the top 50 missing sites.

The Arran Islands are a pretty special place and the early Christian heritage of Ireland is much overlooked, so it has my support.

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