Ben Bulben - Sligo
This is Ben Bulben in Sligo, it's name in Irish is "Binn Ghulbain" which literally means Jaw Peak. It started out life under a shallow ocean 320 million years ago and was carved into its current shape by converging glaciers during the last ice age. Its had ancient battles fought on its slopes, Yeats referenced it in his poetry and during WW2 a Boeing Flying Fortress crashed into it. It dominates Sligo and has the most incredible views.
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Old Country Road Leading To Mount Errigal In Donegal, Ireland
View of Mount Errigal in the Derryveagh Mountain Range in Donegal. The backroads are beautiful but very bumpy, better suited to mountain biking but the views are incredible. This old country road created the perfect foreground to frame Mount Errigal and the flash of blue sky that appeared overhead.
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Mist Rolling Over The Ox Mountains in Sligo
The Ox Mountains and surrounding countryside during an early morning winter fog in Sligo, Ireland. The sun was lighting up the low fog and creating this beautiful, mystical look across the landscape bringing out some intense greens and yellows.
Country Road To Nowhere
This is the back road to the Carrowkeel Passage Tombs in Sligo, Ireland. The day was terrible with frequent stormy showers and high winds but I manged this shot in between showers during a brief moment of sunshine. I love the dark gloomy effect the sky tries to create and the bright colourful foreground that defies it.
Carin O on Doonaveeragh in Carrowkeel, Sligo
This cairn overlooks a valley dividing it from the other passage tombs but has the most incredible view across lough Arrow. It's a scramble up the sides unless someone has found a less direct route to the top but definitely worth it. It's also the site of an abandoned neolithic village where the tomb builders used to live, an amazing place.
Two pheasants in dense weeds and cover along a small stream leading to the sea. Taken in Decemeber it was a very cold morning and the pheasants were only visible for a couple of minutes before disappearing into the hedge behind.