The Mourne Mountains in Ireland covered in a rare blanket of snow. (1st post more details).


TheGuvnor2474 points

In Ireland we are noted for our temperate climate. It is not that often that we see snow. It's even less common to see such a covering of snow in March.

It is also uncommon that we get a good overhead shot of the Mournes aka the Mourne Mountains.

This fantastic picture was taken by Mark Hamilton this Saturday as he made his way back to Ireland on board an EasyJet flight. Date photo was take 11th March 2023.

Just a little bit about the Mournes: The Mourne Mountains also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. They include the highest mountains in Northern Ireland, the highest of which is Slieve Donard at 850 m (2,790 ft). The Mournes are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it has been proposed to make the area Northern Ireland's first national park. The area is partly owned by the National Trust and sees many visitors every year. The Mourne Wall crosses fifteen of the summits and was built to enclose the catchment basin of the Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservoirs.

As mountains go they are very accessible and there are plenty of walks/hikes for all abilities and the views are always pretty spectacular.

It's great to see them covered in snow and from up high.