“Sneachta i sligeach 🌨️” at the mighty Benbulben as it hibernates for the winter. Snow capped and still, this majestic range is at its most striking in the colder months.
"Love a wee snow day ❄️" As you head out on the trails of Leitrim this winter, you might find yourself in a winter wonderland.
"Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too.❄️💕🌅" Enjoy the sunset on a winter walk in Carrick-on-Shannon.
"The fantastic #macgillycuddysreeks from Mount Brandon." Stretching from Glencar to the Gap of Dunloe, the Reeks are a popular draw for keen winter climbers.
“License to chill 🏔” on a winter’s drive in Connemara heading for the Twelve Bens. Wild and unspoiled, the area's scenery is showstopping in the chilliest part of the year.
The Knowth Passage Tombs, braving the elements in this spot since about 3200BC. A frozen moment at a place older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza.
At Glendalough, the Round Tower sits in its glacial valley. Built by the monks of St Kevin’s monastery many centuries ago, here's the iconic landmark wrapped in freezing fog.
"The fairytale woods of Ballinastoe." Go on a walk through a winter wonderland in the Wicklow Mountain National Park.
“Knocking on heavens....gate 🤔” Known for horse racing and rolling fields perfect for grazing, The Curragh looks magical at the beginning of a winter day.
"Where will you be escaping to in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands this winter?" Two swans gliding on the peaceful water of Lough Gowna on a winter's morning.
“Getting up for a sunrise shot just after Xmas last year and finding a herd of deer 🦌 🌅” Capturing daybreak with a special guest at the Phoenix Park on a frosty morning.
“Incredible sunset over the Dublin mountains!!” Finding Yuletide magic among the evergreens on the Ticknock Mountain Trail.
The Ha’penny Bridge in dramatic winter weather. The 205 year old pedestrian crossing over Dublin's River Liffey nearly disappears in rare blizzard conditions.
“Flashback to Dublin looking good in the snow👌🏼🌨❄” Molly Malone braving the weather without an overcoat during a particularly cold winter in the fair city.
Remember to travel safely
Plan amazing winter wonderland adventures but remember to be safe any time you go out in colder weather. Avoid driving in poor conditions, keep to roadways and designated car parks and be prepared for sudden changes in the weather when walking or hiking. Before you take part in any kind of winter outdoor activities, check out hikeandclimb.ie and follow their guidelines.
Discover your own picture perfect moments and find out more about What's On this winter.