Tag: Golden Strand

The Story Behind The Photo: Snowy Slievemore

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
We bring you yet another striking photo in our series 'The Story Behind The Photo’. This is a photo we spotted on the internet and Cathy Lynchehaun has kindly allowed us to feature it. The photo features snow-covered Slievemore, a mountain recently featured in our 'Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains' series. Cathy takes up the story... I took this picture in December 2010. It was a rare opportunity I saw outside my window and I had to get a closer look. It is not very often we get snow Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 4: Slievemore

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
Perched on the West Coast of Ireland at the edge of Europe, Achill Island must surely be one of the most ruggedly beautiful and scenic areas in the country. It is easy to see why the Island with its dramatic mix of sea, shore and mountain has captured the imagination of so many over the years. It is said that on arrival on the island, the artist Paul Henry threw his return train ticket into the sea near Purteen Harbour. Over the years he spent on the island, Henry went on to produce some of Read more [...]