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Hey Folks,

One of my fresh shots today. I've discovered this place recently. It was one of those wintery Saturdays, when I just couldn't stay in the house. The place itself was really picturesque, however it wasn't an easy trip. The weather conditions in the mountains (Wicklow Mountains, in co. Dublin) were very severe, on the way back we were caought by the snow-storm and the visibility was very, very low. Anyhow, the pictures are quite nice :)

Lough Ouler is as you can see an attractive heart-shaped corrie lake located on the side of Tonelagee Mountain. I've done some digging and the name 'Ouler' derives from 'Iolar', which is the Irish for eagle, suggesting that in the past eagles were seen here. I also came across the below details of the place, which some of you may find useful:

As the glacier scoured out this corrie, it left a steep 200m high cliff on the north east side. The lake is enclosed on the east side by a series of moraines which allow only a small stream to flow out of the lake to join the Glenmacnass River. There are many wet flushes on the hillside below the lake with mosses, Bog Cottons Eriophorum spp. and Soft Rush. The lakeshore is rocky and sparsely vegetated with Shoreweed and Quillwort. (source: http://www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie/LakesRivers.html)

Hope you like it..

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