This is why they call Ireland the 'Emerald Isle'

May 28, 2014, 1 p.m.
irish countryside

Farms turn the Irish countryside into a quilt of green and gold

Our own Catie Leary visited Ireland recently and this was one of her favorite locations in the journey. "This photo shows the vibrant pastures and croplands of Roughgrange, a farm located next to the prehistoric Newgrange monument in County Meath, Ireland. The nickname 'Emerald Isle' is no hyperbole. Believe the hype: Ireland is truly as green as they say."

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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Google+, and Facebook.