The landscape at Ballyconnell in Co.Sligo is rugged. On the calmest of days, waves crash against the rocks and deliver a great spectacle.
It is here where years of waves crashing onto the rocky shores have exposed fossils at Serpent's rock.
On a stormy day, waves can be seen showcasing their power and destruction at this coastline, living up to the name of " Wild Atlantic Way"
These waves have over the years exposed hundreds of fossils, and a quick walk towards the coastal rock formations will showcase fossils from the Carboniferous period.
The fossils which can be found are Caninia coral. It is the huge amount of fossils which have given the name "Serpent's rock".
Another coral which can be easily observed is Lithostrotion coral.
Serpent's rock is a great spot to bring your kids, but visit it on a calm day.
The place can be rough on the the best of days due to it's exposed nature. But the views and the short walk are highly recommended.