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The Story Behind The Photo: Errigal Reflection

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
It has been a while since we featured a photo in our 'Story Behind The Photo' series of articles but we think you will agree that the wait has been worthwhile when you see the latest shot in the series.We have a very special shot for you courtesy of Derek Smyth. This stunning shot features the iconic Errigal Mountain sitting majestically over Dunlewy Lough in County Donegal. You can see more of Derek's stunning photography at http://www.dereksmythphotography.com/. Derek provides some background Read more [...]

Cast your vote for your favourite Irish mountain

Ok folks, we are looking to find out what is Ireland's favourite Mountain and we are asking you to cast your vote. Is it one of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland such as Errigal, Croagh Patrick or Ben Bulben? Is it one of the provincial high-points such as Mweelrea, Slieve Donard, Lugnaquilla or Carrauntoohil, the highest in the country? Is it something off the beaten track, perhaps a remote isolated mountain like Slieve Carr or one shrouded in folklore like Slieve Gullion? Whichever Read more [...]

The County Tops: Number 6: Slieve Gullion, County Armagh

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the latest article from the County Top Series, Paul O’ Connor takes a walk up Slieve Gullion to visit Ireland's highest surviving passage tomb making sure not to fall into the enchanted 'Lake of Sorrows' at the top of the mountain.  It seems that so many of the hills and mountains in Ireland are shrouded in myth and legend. From Slievenamon's connections with the Celtic underworld to the 236 leprechauns that reputedly still live and thrive in the Cooley Mountains, a huge part of the enjoyment Read more [...]