Photo of: East Coast of Ireland: Wicklow: Sugarloaf Mountain.
A view of the Sugarloaf Mountain in winter. The Great Sugarloaf is a very distinctive mountain as it stands alone on the relatively flat plain surrounding it. It is often mistaken for a volcano, but it is in fact a quartzite deposit from the deep sea.
The Great Sugarloaf has roughly the same shape as Croagh Patrick in Mayo. From its summit, the mountains of Wales can be seen on a clear day.