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f;>j,,,9: kl-7 completely protected by the prommlty of the perpen-
gil ‘ J‘ dicular hills behind, and the luxuriant and healthy shrub-
‘jil (xii L 3.! beries in front. In rainy seasons there are several very noble
X: waterfalls down the front of these dark hills, and even in
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:33 ‘,5 the dryest season the great fall in the glen behind Mr.
E Tumly’sresidenceisabeautiful object. From Drumnasole
K9’.-kl house, the plantation extends to a great distance along
4 );‘:i”.[‘= the base of the hills, and in a few years promises to
33? render perfect, in every part, this splendid continuation
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vhf-if; of romantic scenery. On a very elevated spot, close to the
33 If 7 ll road, at Drumnasole, stands the school-house, an extraor-
dinary edifice, two stories in height, and ornamented bya
.n t 5 Igff; cupola, containing a clock and bell. The basement story
33 T is divided into two distinct parts for the different
sexes, and the surrounding inclosure is disposed with
becoming ncatness and simplicity.
Nothing can be more sublimely picturesque than
the scenery along this road for several miles. Here
now is seen a little ruined chapel, enveloped in trees,
on the left, with the dark basaltic cliff impending over it;
and opposite is the little plantation, with a neat lodge in
the centre, called Knappan. Passing Knappan the ex-
traordinary and beautiful natural fortification of Dun-
maul begins ‘torappearg it stands upon the sea-shore,
above which it is elevated about 300 feet. The front
towards the sea is composed of strata of rude basalt,
which, from the inclination of the cliff; which the Trap
formation of Antrim uniformly possesses, viz. inward
towards the centre of the county, produces the appear-
ance of having been thus. built to resist the attacks
of the billows: the land side, of the rock is covered with
verdure, and is easily ascended. Here are'certainly some
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