Planning a trip to Ireland? Tourism Ireland’s Instagrammers of the world are here to help you find the perfect spot to tag yourself into.
There’s no denying that Ireland is one of the most picturesque places in the world and, with the help of Instagram, Tourism Ireland are here to show you the most unmissable locations and breathtaking spots.
10. Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland
The sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most enduring tragedies of our time. Since 2012, crowds have been flocking to Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic exhibition, to see its landmark building, interactive galleries and historic dock.
9. Phoenix Park, Dublin
When you think Dublin, you probably picture cobbled lanes, river-spanning bridges and period houses. But it’s also home to one of the largest urban parks in Europe: Phoenix Park. Landmarks aside, it’s the more than 400 Bambi-like deer that steal the spotlight.
8. Glendalough, County Wicklow
A glacial valley tucked away in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough could be the most photogenic place in Ireland. Moss-spotted monastic ruins, tranquil lakes and native deer come together to form an impressive natural backdrop.
7. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim
Love taking symmetrical snapshots? The Giant’s Causeway on the North Antrim coast is a compositional dream: 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed by volcanoes (or giants?!) pave the water’s edge and make for some stunning pictures.
6. Dingle, County Kerry
Instagrammers adore Dingle. But then, who doesn’t? It has a dolphin called ‘Fungie’ that LOVES interacting with people, a postcard-perfect town and islands that appear in the new Star Wars movie.
Maybe that’s why National Geographic called it “the most beautiful place on Earth.”
5. The Wild Atlantic Way
The words ‘No Filter’ come to mind whenever we mention Instagram and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Maybe it’s the swirling ocean and alien islands. Or the old-world pubs and multicolored houses. Or the million other beauties found along the world’s longest defined coastal touring route.
4. Howth, County Dublin
Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and U2 drummer Larry Mullen all call Howth home. But that’s not the reason this seaside town attracts the shutterbugs. It’s the quaint harbour, lighthouse-tipped peninsula and panoramic views across the Dublin Mountains and Irish Sea.
3. Connemara, County Galway
Connemara is gorgeous no matter what the season. In fact, the ever-changing colours, light and textures found in this raw west-coast region call for repeat visits.
Oscar Wilde described it as a ‘savage beauty’ and looking at its mountains, bogs and beaches, who are we to argue?
2. Killarney, County Kerry
It’s impossible to take a bad picture of Killarney. Period.
On one side there’s the highest mountain range in Ireland. On the other, a National Park with a Victorian mansion, elegant waterfall and world-famous lakes. Jump in a horse-drawn cart and get snapping.
1. The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
And the most Instagrammed place in Ireland is — drumroll please — the Cliffs of Moher!
Every year, over a million visitors descend on these sheer cliffs which stretch for eight kilometres up the Wild Atlantic Way. As well as Insta, the cliffs have appeared in movies such as Harry Potter, Leap Year and The Princess Bride.
Where’s the most ‘Instagrammable’ place you’ve ever been? Share with us in the comments.
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