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    Default Larrybane Quarry, Northern Ireland, January 2019


    Canít find too much on this place but Larrybane quarry is on the northern coast of Northern Ireland near Ballintoy, on a promontory that overlooks Sheep Island. Only a small site, it became well-know due to its use as the filming location of "Renly Baratheon's camp near Storm's End in the Stormlands" in Game of Thrones.

    It is a former limestone quarry. The surrounding area would have been dotted with lime-kilns where burnt lime was drawn away by horse-and-cart to be used to whitewash walls and spread on farmersífields.

    Stumbled across this place at dusk one day and managed to take a few snaps on my phone in the fastly fading light. Not too much to see here. But the location and vistas are second to none.

    Limestone Quarry 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Limestone Quarry 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Limestone Quarry 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Thats a cool structure, u certainly made the most of it over there!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Few realise but Ireland has some good mineral wealth. Interesting to see the limestone quarry and kiln - quite a big structure that.
    With my interest in geology I'd have been straight onto the quarry face looking for specimens!
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Thats a cool structure, u certainly made the most of it over there!
    Was out most mornings before the fam got up. Problem was it wasn't getting light until gone 8.30!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Few realise but Ireland has some good mineral wealth. Interesting to see the limestone quarry and kiln - quite a big structure that.
    With my interest in geology I'd have been straight onto the quarry face looking for specimens!
    Think you'd have found some interesting things here mate.

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    Lovely pics Hughie, the first ones a cracker, Thanks
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