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Friday 26 December 2014

Readers' favourite Ulster beauty spots 2014

A collection of awesome images capturing the magic and beauty of the Ulster landscape taken by belfasttelegraph.co.uk readers.

A picture of Dawn at Cloonatrig taken from the jetty at Cloonatrig, Upper Lough Erne. Picture by Ernest Parker November 2014
A picture of Dawn at Cloonatrig taken from the jetty at Cloonatrig, Upper Lough Erne. Picture by Ernest Parker November 2014
About the picture - it was a day of sunshine and showers, clearly seen on the horizon. When and where - On the way back to Belfast City Airport after a wedding in Carlingford in July. Submitted by Annmarie Meredith, living in London
This firey red sky was taken from my house in Derryboy. Picture by Scarlett Clarke. Sept 2014
Murlough Bay outside Dundrum. Sept 2014 - Submitted by Marie Gallagher
Wheatear (female) in prime condition to depart shortly for that long flight back to its Winter Grounds in Central Africa By Christine Cassidy, Derry
Coast line, Carrack A Rede. Taken during our annual family holiday 2014 - Andy Milford
Port Ballintrae. Taken during our annual family holiday 2014 - Andy Milford
Aurora borealis seen from Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, by Barry Lau
I was driving along the Strangford Lough shore road (on a bird watching trip )two or three miles from Newtownards when I spotted this magical view of hay bales with the lough and Scrabo in the distance. I thought 'isn’t Northern Ireland the most wonderful place to live?'. It was so beautiful and I had to stop and take a photo. By Noeni Bryars, Harmony Hill Lambeg.
Whitepark Bay on the North Antrim Coast. Photo by David Fennelly
Locals claim this building in Portbraddan, Co Antrim is the smallest church in Ireland. It was built 1950s as a cow byre. Photo by David Fennelly
'This photo was taken from below Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge while I was on holiday'. Pic Andrew Carson, Westminster, Colorado
Pans Rocks, Ballycastle Beach by Gordon Douglas
Strangford Lough taken from Scrabo on a sunny June day, 2014. Pic Sam Brown, Comber
Causeway coastal route. Pic Michela Dettori
Stroove Beach and lighthouse Co Donegal with Lough Foyle & Binnevagh Mountain in the background - submitted by Christopher Tierney, Derry City
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Pic Stephen Kerr from Carryduff
Devenish Island- Co Fermanagh ...taken 1st July 2014..beautiful day out on Lough Erne....by Liam McClean from Omagh
Mussendun: Peering west toward Downhill Beach from Mussendun Temple. Submitted by Barry Grayson, Los Angeles, CA.
Oak Trees taken on 6th July at Redcastle Co Donegal looking with Lough Foyle & Binnevagh Mountain in the background - submitted Christopher Tierney
This is the Waterworks otherwise known as the Donaghaguy Reservoir just outside Warrenpoint Co. Down at sunset the other night. It is a popular fishing spot with resident families of swans and ducks and has a walkway around it as well as the fishing piers. Submitted by Brian McCalmont
Taken on the road down from Binevenagh looking down on to Downhill Beach - one of my favourite places in Northern Ireland. Submitted by Rodney Harrison
Ballintoy harbour just after sunrise by Evelyn McCullough
Canoes at sunset, Belfast Lough by David J Campbell
Ballywalter Harbour. Photograph by Tim Gaston
Islandhill, Comber. Photograph by Tim Gaston
Islandhill, Comber. Photograph by Tim Gaston
Carrickfergus Castle by Martin Soutar - Carrickfergus Castle
'These photographs were taken during my morning walk on Gibb's Island, Killyleagh, Co Down. It really is a beautiful place' - Pic Laura Skinner
'These photographs were taken during my morning walk on Gibb's Island, Killyleagh, Co Down. It really is a beautiful place' - Pic Laura Skinner
Kircubbin harbour. Photo by Tim Gaston
'These photographs were taken during my morning walk on Gibb's Island, Killyleagh, Co Down. It really is a beautiful place' - Pic Laura Skinner
'I took this image early one morning at Lough Eske during a stay at the Castle. This was our first trip to the castle and we had a wonderful time' - Pic Paul Jepps
Titanic Belfast by Denny Huebner - 'I'm from from Florida in the US. Last summer we took a tour through Northern Ireland. We really enjoyed Belfast and the Titanic Museum'
The Bangor Maritime festival, June 7. Pic Maureen Ross
Jetty at Kinnegar. Photo by Tim Gaston
Ships at the Bangor Maritime festival. Pic Maureen Ross
Peace Bridge in Derry by Tommy Barrett - 'This photo was taken from the Peace Bridge in Derry during the Lumiere Festival during the City of Culture year 2013'
'This picture was taken at Island Hill in May, 2014'. Pic Kellie Bell
The Bangor Maritime festival, June 7. Pic Maureen Ross
Castlewellan Forest Park. Pic Uel Henry
Portaferry and Strangford by Larry Claxton. Larry said: "I took this photograph from Windmill Hill in Portaferry. It looks across to Strangford and the ferry is half way across the lough."
Kircubbin Harbour at dusk by Catherine Stone. Catherine said: " I am originally from Carnalea, now living in Cheshire. I was across visiting my parents at the weekend. I was blown away at this beautiful sunset. I just had to take a photo."
Portstewart Strand. Photo by submitted by Evelyn McCullough
Ballycastle. Photo by submitted by Susan McConnell
Albert Bridge, Belfast by Peter Casey. Peter said: "I took this after hearing about the starling roost under the Albert Bridge. They do this fabulous aerial display known as a 'murmuration' before they settle for the night."
Samson and Goliath and the Blackford Dolphin oil rig. Photograph by Philip McCloy from Newtownabbey.
Picture of Strangford Lough from Islandhill in April by Kellie Bell
Portstewart by Michele Bell. Michele says: "I took this pic of my four nieces last August one evening as we had a walk on Portstewart strand. It was the end of a summer holiday up there. I love this pic as it reminds me of fun times in one of the most beautiful beaches."
Bangor Marina. Photo by Josh Majury (13)
Artigarvan, near Strabane. Photograph by Mervyn Donnell
Peace Bridge, Derry. Photo by Tommy Barrett
Carrickreagh Bay by Sean Smyth
River Lagan, Belfast. Photo by Melissa Smyth. Melissa says: ", I took this image last year at the Chinese harvest festival. I love this image as when you look closely at the river you can see paper flowers with candles floating up the Lagan. Everyone is given their own flower and candle and you write on the bottom your hopes and dreams and if it floats up the river it will come true. It almost looks like a scene from a movie."
Divis Mountain by Byron Paterson
Brantry Lough, Co Tyrone. Photo by Hannah McKillion
Ballycastle by Beverley Davidson
View from the Blackford Dolphin Oil rig currently at Harland and Wolff. Photograph by Ian Wood. Ian said: "I took this sunrise picture at the end of my night shift. Thought it was pretty spectacular with such calm water and the reflection of the docks lights."
Carrickreagh Bay, Lower Lough Erne. Photograph by Martin Clyde
Sunset over the River Bann seen from Drumaheglis Marina and Caravan Park. Photo by Adam McVeigh
Portrush West Strand. Photo by Evelyn McCullough
Portrush. Photograph by Romana Pierzga
Lough Fea, near Cookstown, on Easter Sunday evening. Photo: Ciaran Kelly
Strangford. By Glenda Hemphill
Strangford. By Glenda Hemphill
The setting sun over Belfast Lough. Pic David J Campbell
Crawfordsburn Beach. Pic David J Campbell
A swan and her cygnets at the Lakeside Inn Car Park, Lake Road, Downpatrick. Pic Harry Thomson
Crumlin Glen Waterfalls, Antrim by Romana Pierzga
Lough Neagh, Antrim by Romana Pierzga
The sun rising over Groomsport, Co Down. By David J Campbell
Sheep in the snow, with Slemish in the distance. By Bill Guiller
Rapeseed fields in Hillsborough, Co Down. By Ricky Thompson
The Walled Garden at Bangor Castle, Co Down. By Maureen Ross
Ballintoy Beach, Co Antrim. By Evelyn McCullough
Carrick-a-Rede, Co Antrim. By Will Conroy
Morning canter on the White Rocks beach, Portstewart, Co Antrim. By Eveyn McCullough
Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim. By Emma Gornall from Belfast.
Frosses Road, Co Antrim. Pic Bill Broadhurst
Crawfordsburn Country Park - 'smoke on the water'. Pic David J Campbell
Portrush and Ramore Head from the West Strand, Co Antrim. By Joan Eakin
Bessbrook Mill pond with Camlough Mountain in the background. Pic John Patton
Boats moored at Strangford Lough, Co Down. Pic Ed Luke
Mountain Cornflower, taken on the banks of the Inver River, Larne. Pic Ed Luke
Lusty Beg Island looking towards Enniskillen. Pic Bill Broadhurst
High tide at Carnfunnock. Pic Brian McCalden
Snowy hills above Ballygally. Pic Brian McCalden
Lead Mines in Newtownards. Pic Eric Thompson
Windy morning at Port Muck. Pic Bill Broadhurst
The River Lagan at Lisburn on Christmas morning. By Gareth Baillie-Stewart
Old St Aidan's Church, Benone, Co Londonderry. By Martin Rooney, Newtownabbey.
The ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles, near Cookstown. By Liam McClean from Omagh
Donaghadee lighthouse, Co Down. By Angela Couzens from Victoria, Australia.
Whitepark Bay: Pic Ricky Bamford
The Mourne Mountains from Legananny Dolman, Co Down. By Margaret Whittock
Beautiful noon in Carrickfergus. Pic Cathy Mullan
Gibson's Point, Bangor, Co Down. By David J Campbell.
Blackford Dolphin oil rig at Harland and Wolff. Pic David J Campbell
Old Mill outside Portaferry, Co Down. Pic David J Campbell
Carnfunnock. Pic Brian McCalden
Samson and Goliath at Harland and Wolff. Pic David J Campbell
Carnfunnock. Pic Brian McCalden
Carnfunnock. Pic Brian McCalden
'The silver lady' at Titanic Belfast. Pic David J Campbell
Dooey Beach, Donegal. Pic Pauline Lomax
Dunfanaghy Famine Graveyard, Donegal. Pic Pauline Lomax
Benone Beach. Pic John Hartin
Beach close to Downings in Donegal. Pic Pauline Lomax
Portstewart Strand. Pic Pauline Lomax
Oxford Island. Pic Debbie Deboo
This was taken while out on a walk along the North Down coastal path as the sun was setting. Pic David J Campbell
The Giant's Causeway. Pic Debbie Deboo
Taken at An Creagan when I went to photograph the local fungi. Pic Debbie Deboo
Taken during a trip along the Antrim coast road. Pic Debbie Deboo
Benone Beach. Pic John Hartin
Binevenagh Mountain. Pic John Hartin
Manann Mclir, the mythical Celtic god of the sea, overlooking Lough Foyle and Magilligan Point. Taken from Gortmore viewing point by Glenn Miles
Roe Valley Country Park in snow. By John Hartin, Limavady.
Mournes. Pic Brian McCalden
An otter on the bank of the Sixmile River, Antrim by Jim McAlorum.
Binevenagh Mountain. By John Hartin, from Limavady

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