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The Lake at Altamont

Altamont Gardens in Carlow, Ireland, is a vast 40-acre site open to the public, combining formal garden with wild woodland and river valley. The lake pictured here was dug out by hand in the mid-1800s to provide work for people during the potato famine, which took about a Β million lives. (It would have been unthinkable back then, to simply give free food to starving people, without demanding work in return).

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