When I travel, I tell people I am in Ireland, other than getting the "I am 1/16th Irish" reply, people assume Ireland is green. It is green for the most part but there are bog areas and winter time where it is not completely green. Here is a beautiful shot on a tour of Donegal one afternoon, the shadows created by the clouds, and the incredible landscape. As you can see its not very green! So yes, ireland is green, but not all the time!