Photograph of Ireland

Photo Image Name:   Ireland, Wicklow Sugarloaf in Snow - M23291

Image Description

Photo of: East Coast of Ireland: Wicklow: Sugarloaf Mountain.

A view of the Sugarloaf Mountain in winter. The Great Sugarloaf is a very distinctive mountain as it stands alone on the relatively flat plain surrounding it. It is often mistaken for a volcano, but it is in fact a quartzite deposit from the deep sea.

The Great Sugarloaf has roughly the same shape as Croagh Patrick in Mayo. From its summit, the mountains of Wales can be seen on a clear day.

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