The Meetings Of Avoca
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The Meetings Of Avoca

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Situated in the heart of the scenic Vale of Avoca, Co. Wicklow – The Meeting of the Waters is a famous landmark immortalised by Ireland’s National poet “Thomas Moore”

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F: L.E. Orla P 41 Irish Naval Services - The Stern

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G: Glendalough Valley - Stream

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H: Poulanass Waterfall

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I: Wicklow Forest

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J: Glendalough Waters

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This panorama was taken in Ireland, Europe

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