Editor's Choice: Photo of the Day

 Photographer: Robert & Cathy Ardill

Today we feature a view of the sugarloaf from Roundwood, Co. Wicklow by Robert and Cathy Ardill. Robert comments:

"A view of the Great Sugarloaf taken from the Roundwood reservoir on a calm winter's day.

The Sugarloaf is a very distinctive hill that towers above the small village of Kilmacanogue. Some people believe that the Great Sugarloaf is an extinct volcano, but it is in fact a Cambrian quartzite (a hard sparkly stone resulting from the heating and compression of sandstone by tectonic compression).

The fantastic shaped hill appears as a smaller version of Croagh Patrick, the famous mountain in Mayo.

The Great Sugarloaf is certainly one of the most famous hills in Ireland. It commands fine views along the coast: even the mountains of Wales are easily visible to the naked eye on a clear day."

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- Mark Sheils

Founder, Picture Ireland