A Little Winter Colour in Ireland, Gorse on the Mountainside

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Gorse providing winter colour in Ireland Gorse providing winter colour in Ireland

Winter can often be described as a season without colour and lacking in sunshine, but it isn't usually the case at all in Ireland.

Recent weeks have seen plenty of sunshine and snow in the mountains, see some of my last posts for these here.

Today I headed into the mountains, camera in hand as always, I found some of the most colourful plants to be found in the Irish countryside - gorse or Ulex europaeus also known as furze or whin.

Aiteann gallda is its Irish name and I have written about this characterful plant of the Irish landscape in my book Portrait of Armagh.

So make a visit to Ireland in winter and expect to see green fields, blue skies and yellow flowers of gorse, join me for a tour in Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht.

Last modified on Friday, 26 April 2019 15:46
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.


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