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Look at these stunning images that capture Ireland in its glory - all taken by amateurs

The photos have all been entered into this year’s Top Oil photography competition.

IRELAND DEFINITELY HAS its fair share of beautiful moments, it’s all about how you capture them.

“Ireland alive” is the theme for this year’s Top Oil Amateur Photograph Competition.

Jason Power, the marketing manager at Top Oil, said:

We originally launched the competition to fuel creativity in Ireland and showcase our commitment to the arts and in the last ten years, the competition has grown from strength to strength. The talent of Ireland’s amateur photographers always excites and inspires us.’

Here are just a selection of the images entered so far, which capture the country in its glory.

Photographer: Breda Canty

BredaCanty1 Location: Ballybunion Beach Source: Breda Canty

Photographer: Jim McSweeney

JimMcSweeney2 Location: Puffin at Salty Islands. Source: Jim McSweeney

Photographer: Pawel Zygmunt

Pawel Zygmunt1 Location: Shipwreck at Magheraclogher Beach, Donegal. Source: Pawel Zygmunt

Photographer: Pawel Zygmunt

Pawel Zygmunt3 Location: Dunluce Castle, Antrim Source: Pawel Zygmunt

Photographer: Pawel Zygmunt

Pawel Zygmunt Location: Moutn Errigle, Donegal Source: Pawel Zygmunt

Photographer: Piotr Machowyczyk

Piotr Machowczyk Location: River Shannon Source: Piotr Machowczyk

Photographer: Jim McSweeney

JimMcSweeney1 Location: Stag and Fawn at Killarney Source: Jim McSweeney

Photographer: Pawel Zygmunt

Pawel Zygmunt5 Location: Howth Lighthouse Source: Pawel Zygmunt

Photographer:  Pawel Zygmunt

Pawel Zygmunt4 Location: Dublin Cityscape Source: Pawel Zygmunt

Photographer: Jim Lenihan

Jim Linehan Location; Birds at Blarney, Co. Cork. Source: Jim Linehan

This is the 10th year of the competition, and it is open to amateur photographers of all levels.

If you have a photograph that captures this year’s theme, however you interpret it, you can upload them here.

You can enter as many images as you like, providing the photos were taken in Ireland and not entered into the competition previously.

The overall winner will receive a €1000 One4All voucher, and their photograph will be the cover on this year’s calendar.

The closing date for entries is 31 May.

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