“I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains...which under a particular light made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge.” So wrote C.S. Lewis. The Mourne Mountains, at any time of year are a quite majestic sight. But in winter, after a fall of snow, they are transformed, if only briefly, into a magical land, seemingly a million miles away from the everyday routines of the surrounding lowlands. It is a sight which made C.S. Lewis “yearn Read more [...]
The IPA Hiking Club had a busy weekend visiting the Comeraghs and the Galtees. The training is in preparation for 26 of the group heading to Everest Base camp on April 8th. Saturday saw a 20km hike in the Galtees led by Kevin Bowen. On Sunday, the group took on another 20KM, this time in the absolutely stunning Comeragh mountains expertly guided by Barney and Gerry from SEMRA, South Eastern Mountain Rescue. Many thanks to Annmarie Larkin for sharing these photos with us. 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.