Ireland's Best View: Our readers share their top travel snaps
View to a thrill
What is Ireland's best view? We asked you to send us your photos, and you delivered... in spades.
In the end, Bill Costello's photo of Ben Bulben on a winter's day (above) won our 'Ireland's Best View' readers' photography competition.
Bill's photo was chosen after many hours reviewing the overwhelming amount of images we received, the best of which you can browse in the gallery above.
Does it make Ben Bulben Ireland's best view?
That, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. Our readers submitted photos from all over the country, ranging from the wildest dunes of Donegal to the gorgeous lakes of Glendalough (not to mention one particularly tasty pint of Guinness), reaffirming our belief that the Irish landscape is among the most beautiful on earth.
Our competition was originally inspired by author Sharon Charity, who sent us this lovely story of her childhood memories of Cloughlass beach.
And the prize? Bill takes away a terrific, three-night family getaway at the 4-star Limerick Strand Hotel (strandhotellimerick.ie, below).
Limerick's 4-star Strand Hotel
The prize includes delicious B&B and a plus family pass (2 adults + 2 kids) to the newly refurbished King John's Castle. He'll also be able to take in the 'Spooktacular Festival' on Arthur's Quay, just a three-minute walk away.
The hotel also offers an unsupervised Kiddies Playroom, free access to Energize Leisure Centre with 20m pool, kiddies pool, sauna and steam rooms and more, as well as free Wi-Fi and a 15pc discount off food purchases at The Terrace Bar.