Some of Ireland’s Winter Olympic hopefuls (from left): Alpine skiers John Brown and Brendan Newby, Cross Country skier Tomas Westgard, Alpine skiers Tess Arbez and Pat McMillan and snowboarder Seamus O’Connor. Photograph: Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

A tiny island municipality in the middle of Norway. The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Co Clare. These are just some of the places Ireland’s Winter(...)