Red Cottage, Beara Peninsula

Vibrantly painted houses are a common feature adding an extra dash of colour to the already dramatic Irish landscape. This is most often seen in the south west of the country where nature is built on a grand scale. This image comes from the Beara Peninsula where the counties of Cork and Kerry meet in a truly glorious combination of …

Liquid Sunshine

Liquid sunshine is a common weather phenomenon in Ireland. And this image from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork is a classic example. The rapidly changing conditions can make for dramatic colours and contrasts. Like this glorious vivid patch of light through a gap in the clouds as the summer rain shower retreats across the sea and mountains. The little …

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park, just 15 kilometres from Letterkenny, has it all. Rugged mountain views, fabulous walking trails, shimmering lakes, walled flower gardens, and a restored 19th century stone castle. Rich in native wildlife, Glenveagh is designated a Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection.

Bettystown Beach, Summer 2020

The coastline of County Meath is just seven miles long – but it is unique in being almost entirely beach. People in the adjoining villages of Laytown, Bettystown and Mornington share this wonderful shoreline with many thousands of visitors throughout the year. But 2020 has been different – and not just because of Covid19. This year, following much local debate, …

February Sky, Donegal

As we drove down the winding roads from Fanad, somewhere around Portsalon we emerged from the grey drizzle into this wonderful late afternoon orange pink sky. It was the kind of transient light that doesn’t wait around to be admired. You quickly find a convenient gateway, stop the car, and take it while it’s going. Donegal, probably because of its …

Cooley Skyline At Sunset

Should this image be classified under County Louth or County Meath? What we see is a stunning palette of subtle colours on a balmy August evening as the sun sinks behind the Cooley Mountains in County Louth. However, this wonderful view was shot from much further down the coast at the seafront in Laytown in County Meath. Does it matter? …

Tormore Island

Looking out to sea from the village of Rossbeg in West Donegal, you can’t fail to miss the imposingly large rock which juts out from the rugged headland to the south. This is Tormore Island which at 148 metres high is Ireland’s tallest sea stack. It is the largest and most daunting of a chain of sea stacks which attracts …