This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The PhotoThe latest in our 'The Story Behind the Photo' series features a quite stunning photo from the Mournes courtesy of Nigel Clegg. Nigel captured this wonderful shot at sunset after a day spent hiking in fantastic conditions. Nigel provided us with the story behind his photo. "After checking the weather on Friday and seeing from the forecast that there was a chance of some sunny spells in the late afternoon on Saturday, myself and a friend decided we’d head to the Mournes for another Read more [...]
Thanks to Paddy Higgins for sharing these wonderful pictures of the snow-covered Mournes with us. The first shot is a superb sweeping panorama taking in a number of the high Mournes. How many of the tops in the picture can you name? Can you guess where the picture was taken from? The second picture is the view looking back in the other direction. You can see more of Paddy's images on his Flickr page or on Instagram. If you have some shots you'd like us to feature, Read more [...]
Check out this stunning photo of a recent cloud inversion in the Mourne Mountains. Many thanks to Jaime Collins for sharing this wonderful image with us. You can check out more of Jaime's work at www.jaimecollinsphotography.com. If you have a photo you think we could feature on the website, please contact us. Read more [...]
It's a wonderful time of year to be out in the hills especially when you get a crisp sunny morning. Many thanks to Conor Ledwith for submitting this fantastic image from his recent trip to Connemara. Conor told us that 'Connemara was simply spectacular yesterday morning with rolling fog and blue skies. Lough Corrib is below us and Mount Gable has it's head above the clouds'. You can check out more of Conor's pictures at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conor-Ledwith-Photography/508733612472051. If Read more [...]
Thanks to Seán Mac an tSíthigh for sharing this fantastic image with us. The shot shows Mount Brandon seen from the Conor Pass and it sums up the recent weather that we've been having. Read more [...]
Stay tuned for reports of snow in the mountains of Ireland.
After a relatively dry weekend, we asked for details of your weekend walks with a particular emphasis on what the various walking clubs were up to. Well done to West Tyrone Ramblers who celebrated their 25th anniversary by hiking to the summit of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains. You can find out more about the group at www.westtyroneramblers.org.uk Meanwhile, Paul Brown was with the Galway Walking Club as they climbed Letterbreckaun in Connemara on a beautiful calm day. The club's Read more [...]
We ran a piece previously about magnificent Croaghaun on Achill Island. The mountain is perched on the western edge of Ireland with the summit practically hanging over the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the near ever-present clouds at the summit, it's a tough mountain to climb. However, if you get the conditions, it is an amazing and unforgettable experience. We'd love to hear from anyone who has climbed Croaghaun. In the meantime, here's a few photos from our climb to give you a small feel for the Read more [...]