A view from above

 

Ah! So that's what Lough Derg looks like . . . In this photograph, it looks almost like a cardboard cut-out of the religious retreat, but so clear and sparkling was the day on which Kevin Dwyer took the picture, that it looks oddly luminous and manicured. It's one of many aerial views of places all over the country in 'Dwyer's Ireland', a collection published by the Collins Press, €14.99.