Winter can be cold and monotone in places around the world, but here in Ireland it is more often than not a colourful time of year interspersed with snowy days. Most of the time, snow is absent even in the mountains except for the rare years. Here we have the rugged, weathered mountains of the west of Ireland and the…
Winter 2020 is far from over, currently we are having storms but there is still plenty of time for snow like this to blanket the mountains of Ireland. Deep snow blankets the normally grassy landscape of the Irish mountains as sunset approaches.
We've had snow so far this winter in Ireland, here's a post from earlier this month at the start of December 2019 of snow in the Irish mountains. But it looks like it will be a snow-free Christmas on the Emerald Isle. So, here's an image from this week, a few days before Christmas from the west of Ireland.
This weekend's journey through the Irish countryside, snow in the mountains of Ireland above lush, sunlit green fields. I travelled through the narrow, twisty mountain roads to find a colourful scene with green fields and warm sunlight under blue sky and a healthy dusting of snow. This scene reminded me of another image from a few years ago, again of…
Dublin's Winter Lights have illuminated some of the city's famous buildings for the second year. Created by Dublin City Council the lights switch on at sunset every night in December and stay on until 02:00. There are 14 buildings and areas in total, including Trinity College, Hugh Lane Gallery and Christchurch. As well as the buildings there are a few…
A woodland river flowing and swirling through the rocks under the tree canopy high above. It just takes time, time for the action of the flowing water to finally erode the obstacles in its way, slowly carving a fine channel through even a tough, durable rock such as granite.
Trinity College is most famously associated with the Book of Kells, a national treasure, and the Long Room Library in which it is housed. But the campus of Ireland's oldest university, founded in 1592, is a peaceful haven away from the busy streets of the Irish capital. A landmark in the university grounds, and indeed in Dublin itself, the campanile…
Beech trees fagus sylvatica are one of the finest trees to find in an Irish woodland. This non-native species was introduced at some point in history, many centuries ago at least, and has become so widespread that it would appear to be a native Irish tree.
A lot has been written about scenic drives in Ireland, there is the Wild Atlantic Way as well as the Causeway Coastal Route to name two routes but the whole country is scenic. For instance, County Kerry's Dingle Peninsula is a scenic drive worth making, read more here.
Autumn colour from the leafy woodland path in Ireland. Each year the Irish countryside brightens with the colour from deciduous leaves turning as seen here. It's a time to enjoy photography, autumn is a photographer's favourite - is it yours?
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