At the start of the Devonian period (415-358 million years ago) the continents of Baltica and Laurentia collided, giving birth to a mountainous region known as the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.
» Mountainous terrain has always held me in its sway. Besides being elevating, enchanting, exuberant, and magical, the ‘lay of the land’ will always remain something much older and more expansive than our individual experience.
On the map, we may ‘know’ where we are, but out there — off the beaten track, we tend to become absorbed in the midst of a terrain which is archaic, incomprehensible yet strangely familiar. And so, the intensity of observation increases with every breath and every step taken... «
Gregory Seán Sheehan 2017