Isn't there something special about a covering of snow on the mountains?
We asked you to send in your photos of snow on the Irish Mountains and the response has been incredible. We've literally been snowed-under with photos so have decided to break the article into two pieces. This is the first of these articles; we hope to have the second one online soon.
We feel that the pictures we've chosen demonstrate the beauty and diversity of the Irish mountains.
A big thank-you to everyone who sent Read more [...]
The third photo in our series 'The Story Behind The Photo' comes from Piaras Kelly and it captures a moment of sheer beauty on Ireland's highest mountain range.
Piaras is an experienced mountaineer, walker and climber and runs a guiding and rock-climbing business called KerryClimbing. The adventure company is based in the South West and specialise in the McGillycuddy's Reeks of Kerry but also cover the whole of Munster. The shot shows that you don’t have to have a gorgeous sunny day in the Read more [...]
The second photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ comes from Colin Boyle and is titled ‘Three Counties And Carlingford Lough’.
The photo shows the view from Camlough Mountain in County Armagh, known in local circles as Slieve Gherkin. This views offered by this fantastic little mountain were off limits to hill-walkers for nearly a quarter of a century until the British army vacated it's summit in late 2006.
There is a tarmac road about 3/4 the way up to a picnic site, Read more [...]
Recently, we asked our readers to submit photos taken from the summits of Irish Mountains. We've had a great response receiving photos from both our Twitter and Facebook Pages. The collection of submitted images demonstrates the beauty of the Irish mountains. We found that a large proportion of the shots were taken on the County Tops and would love to know if there are many currently doing the County Tops and hear how you are progressing. For anyone undertaking a round of the County Tops, it is Read more [...]
The first photo in our series 'The Story Behind The Photo' comes from John Surginor and is titled 'Binnian Sunrise'.
This fantastic photo was taken on Slieve Binnian in the Mourne Mountains in July of this year. It was taken during a 'summit camp' when 16 members of the 'NI-Wild' community camped overnight on Slieve Binnian. The photo captures the scene at daybreak as one of the group stands watching the sunrise as clouds roll over the surrounding landscape.
www.ni-wild.co.uk is Northern Read more [...]