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Electric biking on scenic Wild Atlantic Way from Clifden. Self-guided. Full dayMountain Bike Tours

Electric biking on scenic Wild Atlantic Way from Clifden. Self-guided. Full day

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Rent an electric bike to explore Ireland’s rugged Wild Atlantic Way. The day-long rental from Clifden allows you to cover more ground with less effort, meaning you take in more of the area’s scenery, sights, and seafood in one leisurely outing. Cycle along the famous Bog Road, explore fishing villages like Cleggan, or pedal to the ruins of Clifden Castle. A helmet, lock, map, and plenty of local tips are included. 
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.96
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$65.96
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Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, and The Burren Tour from GalwayNature and Wildlife

Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, and The Burren Tour from Galway

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The Cliffs of Moher are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Ireland’s most memorable landmarks, but most tours only take in the views from the shore. On this full-day tour from Galway, admire the cliffs from the sea on a cruise to the Aran Islands; visit Inisheer, Doolin, and The Burren, then hike along the cliff-tops.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Private: beach horseback ride along Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara.Guided 3hrsNature and Wildlife

Private: beach horseback ride along Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara.Guided 3hrs

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Take off from the village of Cleggan in County Galway, and enjoy a day of horseback riding during this tour. Ride across Omey Beach on Omey Island, and catch sight of historical sites, the Atlantic Ocean, and picturesque landscapes. No matter what your skill level, enjoy a leisurely ride across the white-sand beach.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.18
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$204.18
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Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride.Nature and Wildlife

Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced rider, experience the beauty of Connemara’s Wild Atlantic Way on horseback. Soak up pristine seascapes as you walk, trot, or canter from the village of Cleggan to Omey Island, a tidal island with sweeping Atlantic views. This half-day horseback trekking package includes guide, helmet, and riding boots.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.09
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$206.09
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Private beach horse riding on the Wild Atlantic Way Connemara. Guided. Full day.Day Trips

Private beach horse riding on the Wild Atlantic Way Connemara. Guided. Full day.

The soft-sand beaches of Connemara are widely considered among the Wild Atlantic Way’s top natural attractions, with sweeping coastal views as far as the eye can see. During this tour, explore the shoreline on horseback and see the best of western Ireland. With routes adapted to all levels of rider and all your safety gear included, jump into the saddle and trot or gallop through Ireland’s great outdoors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$344.12
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$344.12
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Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback RideNature and Wildlife

Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on horseback is a thrilling way to experience Connemara’s beaches and rugged coastline. Depending on your level of experience, you’ll safely trot or gallop across white sandy beaches while enjoying sweeping views of the sea. This half-day guided horseback tour is suitable for riders of all levels. Those with little or no riding experience will be given plenty of instruction to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your ride.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$205.01
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Burren Farm Experience Hiking

Burren Farm Experience

You are among the first to see our farm as we are only open for tours recently. It is truly a hidden gem. A 500 acre species rich grassland, limestone pavement internationally famous for Arctic and Alpine plants that flourish in the Burren National Park. We are farming in the Burren, a special area of Conservation. We are costodians of the land and endevour to farm with this in mind. Beef farmers are a very important part of the Burren landscape and without our cattle grazing the land the unique flowers and plants would stop growing. Having enjoyed your hike through the land and limestone. We can take a moment to rejuvenate over looking majestic Lough Bunny Lake which is an integral part of the unique karstic wetland system. We will refuel with a wholesome picnic at the historical remains of the original parish Church which was the centre of the parish. You will be truly back to nature up close to the livestock.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.30
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$35.30

Private beach horse riding on a scenic beach in Connemara - Guided. 1 ½ hours.Nature and Wildlife

Private beach horse riding on a scenic beach in Connemara - Guided. 1 ½ hours.

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When it comes to exploring the rugged wilderness of Connemara, there are few better ways than by horseback. Saddle up at stables where you’ll be provided with a riding hat and boots, and matched with a steed. Then set off through Cleggan fishing village to the sands of Selerna Beach. An accompanying guide ensures a comfortable ride tailored to participant’s riding experience and taste for adrenaline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$141.08
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Private beach horseback riding in Connemara from Galway City. Guided. Full dayDay Trips

Private beach horseback riding in Connemara from Galway City. Guided. Full day

Coastal Connemara is one of western Ireland’s loveliest corners, and on this full-day tour, you’ll explore its wild scenery from a new perspective. Begin at the village of Cleggan (or select the tour option which includes round-trip coach transit from Galway); upon arrival at the riding center, you’ll meet your guide, find all the equipment you need, and get acquainted with your horse. The first ride of the day includes Omey Island and Claddaghduff; after lunch (own expense) you’ll go for a second ride along the Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$291.36
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Atlantic Salmon & Sea Trout fishing.Erriff River, Mayo. French speaking Ghillie.Cultural Tours

Atlantic Salmon & Sea Trout fishing.Erriff River, Mayo. French speaking Ghillie.

Your fishing adventure starts near the beautiful Aasleagh Falls close to the River Erriff's estuary. Meet your Ghillie (guide) at Aasleagh Lodge in overlooking the magnificent Killary fjord. Having been designated a Beat you will then travel up the Erriff valley for the day. Fish for wild Atlantic salmon and sea (white) trout under the guidance of your Ghillie. He will be quick to advise which rods, reels and flies to use. A double handed Spey rod is the favoured method of fly fishing on this river. Flies can be purchased at the fishery office before departing. Perfect for fishing, the Erriff River is a spate river, and is characterised by lively streams and deep fish-holding pools.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$774.57
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Horse riding - Mountain Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 2 hours.Nature and Wildlife

Horse riding - Mountain Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 2 hours.

Experience the beautiful County Clare countryside from horseback with this family owned stables. Beautiful views of Slieve Eva, the magnificent Connemara mountain ranges, the iconic Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands make this trek is one of the most popular! Whether it's a fun time or an exciting and challenging hack you're looking for we cater for all riders, from young to old with all different levels of experience. Ride some of the best trails the West of Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way have to offer. Each of our trails is unique. We trek through the woodlands, up the hills of Slieve Elva and along peaceful winding green roads into the world-renowned Burren region. This is a livelier 2-hour trek with trots and canters. Suitable for beginner and advanced riders.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.21
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Horse riding - Beach Trail. Lisdoonvarna,Co Clare.Guided. 2, 4 or 6 hour optionsNature and Wildlife

Horse riding - Beach Trail. Lisdoonvarna,Co Clare.Guided. 2, 4 or 6 hour options

Live the dream and gallop along the sand and into the surf of Ireland's rugged West Coast.We offer three different options for riders wanting to take part in a beach trek.For the less experienced rider we offer a shorter 2-hour beach ride.We transport both you and your horse directly from the stables to the beach by truck.Once at the beach you can saddle up and ride onto the beach and trot and canter at your leisure. A 4-hour option is also available which allows riders to trek out from the stable across the mountain to the beach.The trek from the stables to the beach takes about 2 hours depending on your pace and you can then ride onto the beach and spend the rest of the trek there.Transport is provided for both horse and rider back to the stable. A full day beach trek, usually about 6 hours with lunch en-route is a further option.This treks out from the stables and heads towards the Burren,trekking the green roads to the beach and riding back over the mountain again to the stables.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.53
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$185.53
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Connemara National Park Nature Trails self-guided including LunchDay Trips

Connemara National Park Nature Trails self-guided including Lunch

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Explore nature walks in scenic Connemara National Park on the Wild Atlantic Way. The park covers 2.957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. The park's mountains are part of the famous 12 Bens mountain range. Entrance to the park is free. At the visitor centre view a fascinating exhibition on the Connemara landscape. A variety of safe and easy trail options are available for the whole family to enjoy, with more challenging tracks &trails for walkers, ranging from 0.5kms to 5kms. Come see the world famous Connemara pony. The birdlife is varied and includes Meadow pipits, skylarks, stonechats, chaffinches, robins and wrens. Birds of prey and wild red deer can be seen occasionally too. Lunch is at the Tea Room, situated in the park, consisting of delicious soup of the day, with homemade brown bread, plus a freshly made sandwich (plain or toasted), with 2 fillings of your choice, tea or coffee and a chocolate. This is a self-guided tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.94
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$22.94
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Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride.Nature and Wildlife

Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride.

Widely considered to offer some of Ireland’s most beautiful wilderness scenery, the Connemara Peninsula is a haven of outdoor adventure. On this tour, hop into the saddle and explore the coastal landscapes on horseback with your guide. With safety equipment included, hit the beaches of the Wild Atlantic Way and Omey Island, and canter or gallop through the rolling surf at your own comfortable pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.18
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$204.18
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Horse riding - Dirt Trek Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 1 hour.Nature and Wildlife

Horse riding - Dirt Trek Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 1 hour.

Experience the beautiful County Clare countryside from horseback with this family owned stables. Beautiful views of Slieve Eva, the magnificent Connemara mountain ranges, the iconic Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands make this trek is one of the most popular!. Whether it's a fun time or an exciting and challenging hack you're looking for we cater for all riders, from young to old with all different levels of experience. Ride some of the best trails the West of Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way have to offer. Each of our trails is unique. We trek through the woodlands, up the hills of Slieve Elva and along peaceful winding green roads into the world-renowned Burren region. Trek at a leisurely pace with gentle canters optional. Suitable for beginner and advanced riders.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.32
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$55.32
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Self Guided E bike Tour. Day Trips

Self Guided E bike Tour.

What makes us different is no set time bus shuttle, no crowds,no one else to wait for, no expected tourist route and surprises of remoteness and scenery that only locals know. We offer you a Safari style trip. We collect you and take you in 4X4 Defender jeep into the wilderness with a quality Kalkhoff German built Electric bikes on the back. We give you a unique self guided map for the local area. This guide will show you the real backroads of Ireland , with local knowledge. Our driver will arrange to pick you up and finish when & where you want to. Its your day your way....
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.17
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Connemara National Park, Beach & Blanket Bog ecology walk. Private Full-day Day Trips

Connemara National Park, Beach & Blanket Bog ecology walk. Private Full-day

The wild landscapes of the Connemara National Park make a stunning backdrop for a hike, but visiting with a private guide means you can learn more about the natural ecosystems and wildlife. On this private full-day tour, explore the bogs and forests of the Connemara National Park, stroll along deserted beaches, and admire views of Croagh Patrick mountain.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$553.27
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Shore Excursion: Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure from Cleggan City Packages

Shore Excursion: Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure from Cleggan

The rugged coast of Connemara is one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way and the most adventurous way to explore is by sea kayak. On this 3-hour kayaking excursion from Cleggan, paddle through natural rock arches, venture into sea caves, pass deserted beaches, and look out for dolphins and seals in their natural environment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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Horse riding - Burren Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 3 or 4 hour optionsNature and Wildlife

Horse riding - Burren Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 3 or 4 hour options

Experience the beautiful County Clare countryside from horseback with this family owned stables. Beautiful views of Slieve Eva, the magnificent Connemara mountain ranges, the iconic Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands make this trek is one of the most popular! Treks stretch to either 3 or 4 hours depending on your own preference. Whether it's a fun time or an exciting and challenging hack you're looking for we cater for all riders, from young to old with all different levels of experience. Ride some of the best trails the West of Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way have to offer. Each of our trails is unique. We trek through the woodlands, up the hills of Slieve Elva and along peaceful winding green roads into the world-renowned Burren region. Live out your dreams and gallop in the waves on a nearby beach or trek up the mountains until you find yourself sitting over 1200 feet above the Atlantic, taking in panoramic views of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and Connemara Mountains.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.32
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Salmon & Sea Trout Fly fishing on Kylemore Lough.Co Galway.Guided.Half /Full DayCultural Tours

Salmon & Sea Trout Fly fishing on Kylemore Lough.Co Galway.Guided.Half /Full Day

Join us in the beautiful Kylemore Valley for a days fishing with an experienced local guide. Our guide will take you onto the lake and to the fish and explain techniques to give you the best possible chance of catching some silver Atlantic salmon, in an exceptionally scenic setting. Our guides have grown up fishing in the area and know how and where to put you over a fish, all you have to do is cast! This package is only suitable for people who have fly fishing experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.63
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Sea angling boat cruise, Letterfrack Bay, Connemara. Guided. 2 hrsCultural Tours

Sea angling boat cruise, Letterfrack Bay, Connemara. Guided. 2 hrs

Enjoy a two hour angling experience on our magical boat. We supply everything except the fish! Relax and enjoy the peace, tranquility and closeness to nature of Letterfack Bay in beautiful Connemara on our one hour scenic and wildlife nature tour. Our boat is purpose-built to the highest safety standards and certified by the Department of Transport to operate on one of Europe's most scenic and well protected bay. You are guaranteed a trip packed full of fun, enjoyment and information. The boat has under-water viewing panels, so you can discover a world beneath the surface that looks like a different planet with its forests of sea weeds and kelp.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.55
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Rainbow trout fishing for beginners. Oughterard, Connemara. Full dayCultural Tours

Rainbow trout fishing for beginners. Oughterard, Connemara. Full day

Oughterard Angling Centre offers game fishing using the art of fly casting and fishing with residential professional game angling instructor and renowned angler Michael Faherty APAGI.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.67
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Rock climbing & abseiling. Roundstone. Guided. 2½ hours.Climbing

Rock climbing & abseiling. Roundstone. Guided. 2½ hours.

Get your thrill rock climbing in picturesque Roundstone. A range of climbs allows you to set your own challenge. Take it further and feel the rush as you abseil back down again. Min 2 Max 8. Availability all year round. Beginners to advanced welcome
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.22
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Salmon/Sea Trout Fly fishing on the shores of Kylemore Lake.Guided Half/Full DayCultural Tours

Salmon/Sea Trout Fly fishing on the shores of Kylemore Lake.Guided Half/Full Day

Fly fish on the shores of beautiful Kylemore Lough. A salmon and sea trout fishery with a long history and tradition. Min 1 Max 4 fishermen. Available: 1st March to 30th September.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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