Tag: Sawel

Winter Wonderland: Snow on the Irish Mountains (Part 1)

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 County Tops – Number 3: Sawel, Counties Derry and Tyrone

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the latest article from the County Top Series, Paul O' Connor ignores the forecast and braves gale-force winds to take a jaunt up Sawel Mountain to tick off two more County Tops. It would be something of an understatement to say that the weather forecast hadn't been good. Strong to gale-force winds and heavy showers on Friday night leading into Saturday morning was what the friendly weather man had said after the 9 o'clock news. Unperturbed, I got to bed at a reasonable hour and set my alarm for 5:15. Not very long afterwards, I was cursing my stupidity as I done my best to ignore the wind that was very noticeably buffeting my car as I drove along the Carrickmacross bypass. Arriving in Omagh, the heavens opened and the rain came down so heavily that I missed the turn off for Plumbridge and had to backtrack. Why oh why had I not listened to the nice friendly weather man? Read more [...]