Achill Island -County Mayo

These cottages on the southside of Mount Slievemore have long been abandoned, and fell into ruins a long time ago. People used to live on the mountainside of Mount Slievemore for thousands of years, probably until the middle of the 19th century. It is not known, why the village was abandonded, but it is assumed the owning of the land by the so called Achill Mission, led to people’s evictions.