This year's drought has revealed an old farmstead and agricultural implements that were submerged in Blessington lakes, Co Wicklow. The Garda Air Support Unit took pictures from the air of the raised piece of land which had been under water for nearly 100 years.
The dam at Poulaphuca was built in the 1930s, creating the reservoir that is known as the Blessington lakes. A visit to the www.poulaphuca.com website gives an overview of the sites that were submerged by the construction of the reservoir.
In pictures: more archaeological finds on drought-stricken Co Meath farms
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