Ireland's Snowy Country Roads

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March 1st, 2018 - Irish country road white with snow, an abandoned car getting covered with heavy falling snowflakes March 1st, 2018 - Irish country road white with snow, an abandoned car getting covered with heavy falling snowflakes

A few weeks ago I was hiking in the Irish mountains covered with snow and thought to myself that this is probably the last time until the end of the year that I will be able to photograph snow.

Not that snow is impossible to have in Ireland, at high ground especially snow may last into April. 

Read more about that hike here.

But, now we have more snow that we know what to do with, so it's just being chucked all over the place.

Snow in Ireland is usually an ephemeral thing, lasting for a few days at most but usually melting within a few hours of falling but the recent Beast from the East and Storm Emma combo has brought blizzards and snow drifts and all sorts of scenic conditions to Ireland but it is also now more difficult to get around.

Here is a country road scene from 1st March 2018 with an abandoned car covered in snow and hardly any trace of tarmac visible as snow falls heavy and fast.

It's a beautiful scene, but one that shows how difficult conditions have been across much of Ireland.

I can't promise snow on your visit to Ireland but when it happens, it's magical.

Join me on a photography tour in Ireland, from Dublin to the Giant's Causeway or anywhere else you would like to visit.

Panoramic Ireland

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.

https://darrenmcloughlin.com

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