• A Little Snow in Ireland, Winter 2021 Not Over Yet
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    A Little Snow in Ireland, Winter 2021 Not Over Yet

    While spring traditionally begins in Ireland on the 1st of February, on Saint Brigid's Day, meteorological winter continues through until the 1st of March.

    We have had some snow already in 2021 here in Ireland but most has now melted with warmer and wetter temperatures returning. In fact we had a 14C temperature change in 48 hours from -7 degrees Celsius to +7 degrees.

    Typically we would see about a week of snow in the southwest, the warmest and wettest part of Ireland, to three weeks in the higher ground of the Wicklow Mountains and north midlands of Ireland. Away from the west coast essentially.

    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:01 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Green Roads and Snowy Landscapes in Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Green Roads and Snowy Landscapes in Ireland

    Rural lanes in Ireland or Green Roads are remnants of old, sometimes ancient, paths through the countryside. Here on a fine winter's day I headed into the green and colourful landscape to view the mountains under the blue sky.

    Ireland has had some cold nights recently in January 2021, winter is well and truly here but for now milder conditions have returned and little remains of the snow even at higher altitudes.

    I have written about green roads before, here.

    The low, setting sun slips below the ridge and at this time only illuminates the higher slopes of the mountains ahead.

    Written on Monday, 11 January 2021 01:08 in Guide Read more...
  • New Year 2021, January Brings Snow, Ice and Cold, Clear Weather
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    New Year 2021, January Brings Snow, Ice and Cold, Clear Weather

    The first week of 2021 in Ireland has seen the return of cold, clear and typical winter weather.

    A Sudden Stratospheric Warming is taking place that could see the return of the cold conditions that brought the Beast from the East in 2018 and the cold winter of 2010 and 2011.

    Here, one of the first sunsets of 2021 from the Irish countryside. A green field, frost and distant mountains under a blue winter sky.

    More snow has arrived since, although not much; however, winter 2021 has some way to go yet, it is not over and we should expect more cold, ice and, likely, snow.

    Happy New Year from Ireland.

    Written on Thursday, 07 January 2021 19:59 in Guide
  • Last Post of 2020, Here's to 2021 Being Better - Happy New Year from Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Last Post of 2020, Here's to 2021 Being Better - Happy New Year from Ireland

    Well, the time has finally arrived, it's time for Panoramic Ireland's final post for 2020.

    The year started so well, with a lot of promise then quickly descended into a state of...not so good.

    So it's time to bring some hope into the new year and look forward to a better year, starting with January.

    I would normally do a review of the year at this time but, well you know how it is. Actually I did photograph some interesting scenes this year but not nearly as many as usual.

    Written on Thursday, 31 December 2020 23:29 in Miscellaneous Read more...
  • Rugged Landscapes of the West of Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Rugged Landscapes of the West of Ireland

    The West of Ireland, it's the place that I photograph most often in Ireland along with the Antrim Coast and Dublin.

    Here, a typical western scene of rugged mountains, very often coated with a soft green of grass and, here where you see the reddishness, bracken that has died back for the winter. 

    Bracken is a type of fern Pteridium that dates back some 55 million years, is highly invasive and can cause cancer in humans (only if eaten) and is poisonous to animals (again only if eaten).

    Written on Monday, 28 December 2020 23:24 in Photo Tours Read more...

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