A photo diary: the beauty of north-west Ireland
Our Canadian ambassador and IT Sligo IT Ambassador, Colin Topliffe, shares his photographs of the beautiful north-west of Ireland.
Ireland is truly a breathtaking country. I wanted to share just some of the beautiful places that north-west Ireland has to offer.
I recently went with a few friends to climb some of the mountains in the area and I was able to capture some incredible shots of the stunning scenery. Now don’t worry! We only experienced snow because it was during winter and we were very at a high attitude. The weather on the mountains does get a bit crazy though hence why the photos go from sunny to gloomy with a blanket of snow. Overall it was still a beautiful sight to see.
This beautiful view is of Glencar Lake on a beautifully sunny day. I had a fun time taking this photo mainly because I got to fly my drone around and take some really cool shots.
Another gem in the Northwest is the town of Strandhill — a surfing hotspot and has some stunning views of mountains, the ocean and beaches all in once place. It also has an amazing ice-cream shop and café if you want to take a break from all the sightseeing and relax.
Lastly the beautiful waters of Lake Gill. This photo was taken in one of my favourite places in Ireland, Hazelwood forest. I honestly love just how beautiful the views are in this forest. I often find myself sitting at the spot where I took this photo to think about how much of an amazing opportunity It has been to study in Ireland. I’m never going to regret my decision to come here.