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Dublin: 9°C Monday 1 March 2021

Is there anything better than a morning cloud inversion* at Macgillycuddy Reeks?

*We didn’t really know what one was either until we saw this.


Click here to view a larger version. (Image Credit: Billy Horan)

THIS STUNNING VIEW across Macgillycuddy Reeks was captured early this morning as a rare ‘cloud inversion’ occurred.

The dramatic weather event, caused an unusual change in air pressure, results in this spectacular sight – mountain tops peeking out of fog like islands.

Bill Horan trekked up to capture it this morning.

It shows the sun rising beside Mangerton Mountain, Tomies and Purple Mountain in the centre of the image, and Cummeenapeasta Ridge is in the foreground on the left.

“A friend and I walked through thick fog for about an hour before we punched above it into a brightly lit starry sky with the moon just about to set”, he said.

“I took him up onto the eastern MacGillycuddy Reeks and here is what we photographed at the dawn.”

It was just unreal up there.

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