Amatuer photographers capture Ireland in 12 beautiful images

July: John Burke, from Co Tipperary, won first prize with this shot of dolphins off the coast at Youghal, Co Cork. John's photo will feature on the cover and July and he also collects €1,000.
July: John Burke, from Co Tipperary, won first prize with this shot of dolphins off the coast at Youghal, Co Cork. John's photo will feature on the cover and July and he also collects €1,000.

Every year Top Oil run a competition for the best photographs from Ireland to feature in their following year's calendar. Over 1,000 Irish amateur photographers entered this year and these are the images that will feature in 40,000 editions of the 2017 calendar titled "Ireland Alive".

December: Keith Malone from Wicklow was the winner of the online People’s Choice category for his winter scene in Roundwood, Wicklow that will feature in December.

Roundwood Wicklow

 

January will feature this shot in Kerry from Clareman Noel Salisid.

Photo from Kerry, Ireland

 

February: Deer spotted at Glenealo Valley by Declan Roche of Wexford  

Deer at Glenealo Valley Wicklow

 

March is this scene from Ballybunion by Breda Canty of Kerry.

Ballybunion beach Kerry

 

April is this beautiful close-up shot of a snail at Ballycanew by Jackie Tighe.

Snail at Ballycanew

 

May is a waterfall at Millinhassig Woods in Cork by John Delaney.

May

June is a photo of gannets feathering their nest on the Saltees by John O'Neill of Waterford.

 

August is an aerial view of Clogherhead Pier in Louth by Aubrey Martin from Meath.

August

 

September is Paul Moore's picture of his children on Croghan Hill in Offaly.

September

 

October is sunset in Doolin on St Patrick's Day by Sean Haughton from Clare.

October

November is Pawel Zygmunt of Dublin's photo of a still River Liffey at sunset.

November

 

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