If you didn’t Instagram it, did it really happen? Ireland may be small, but it has no shortage of beautiful scenery, cobbled streets and ancient castles. If you’re planning a trip to the Emerald Isle, you’ll want to check out the top ten most Instagrammable places in Ireland, so you don’t miss the perfect shot on your vacation of a lifetime.
1.Cliffs of Moher, Clare
The Cliffs of Moher are one of the Emerald Isle’s top tourist destinations and are most definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Ireland. Located along the rugged Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, reaching over 120 metres in height, offer unsurpassed views of the famous West Coast. For the perfect Instagram head to O’Brien’s Tower, a 19th century viewing tower, and capture a stunning shot of the Aran Islands or Galway Bay.
As one of Ireland’s UNESCO World Heritage Site’s it’s no wonder Glendalough is considered one of the top Instagrammable places in Ireland. Glendalough is home to one of Ireland’s most important early Christian monastic settlements, dating back to the 6th Century, and is situated in a glacial valley featuring two beautiful lakes surrounded by woodland – the Instagram opportunities here are endless.
3.Dublin City – most Instagrammable places in Ireland
As the country’s capital, Dublin is a vibrant and a lively city, with plenty to do and see. From Dublin Castle and the Book of Kells, to the Guinness Storehouse and the pubs of Temple Bar, you won’t be short of Instagram shots in this city.
Insider tip: If you find yourself in the city at the end of the day, head toward O’Connell bridge and capture the sunset on the River Liffey for a beautiful Instagram post.
Known for its unsurpassed natural beauty and for being the filming location of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it’s easy to see why Skellig Michael is one of the most Instagrammable places in Ireland. Located off the famous Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael offers breath-taking views and an ‘other-worldly’ feel, whether you’re looking to the island or looking from it.
5.Kylemore Abbey, Connemara
Located in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and its Victorian Walled Garden is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. It’s history, beauty, romance and incredible scenery earns Kylemore Abbey a spot on our list. Explore the picturesque woodland and lakeshore walks, stunning architecture and Ireland’s largest walled garden, before enjoying delicious, Instagram-worthy food in the Garden Tea House.
6.Ring of Kerry
Remote yet world famous, the Ring of Kerry is a photographer’s paradise and undoubtably deserves a spot on our list. This 120 mile stretch of stunning coastal views is home to the incredible scenery of Killarney National Park, the Kerry Cliffs and more. Be sure to stop at the famous Lady’s View scenic viewpoint, take in the incredible views and have your camera ready – it’s Instagram gold, trust us.
7.Bunratty Castle, Clare
Bunratty Castle is one of Ireland’s most historic castles on the west coast. Complete with a moat, beautiful gardens and a folk village, Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic castle in Ireland, making it one of the most Instagrammable places in Ireland. Visitors can live the medieval lifestyle in Bunratty Castle at a unique banquet experience where you can enjoy a delicious four course meal with plenty of music and dance. So, smile for the camera as you make memories of a lifetime at Bunratty Castle.
8.Croagh Patrick, Mayo
Located just outside Westport, Co. Mayo, Croagh Patrick mountain is a place of ancient Irish history and while the mountain hike is tough, the views are more than rewarding. Uncover the magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding Mayo countryside as you begin your ascent up Patrick’s sacred mountain. However, the most picture-perfect views are those you’re treated to as you reach the top of the mountain.
9.The Guinness Lake, Wicklow
Lough Tay, or The Guinness Lake, is one of the most photographed locations in Wicklow, and it’s easy to see why. The iconic lake is said to resemble a pint of Guinness from above because of its dark peaty colour and sandy shoreline making it one of the most Instagrammable places in Ireland. The best view of the Guinness Lake is from Military Road at the junction with the Wicklow Way, so have your camera ready!
10.Stairway to Heaven, Cavan
The ‘Stairway to Heaven’ refers to the boardwalk along the Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail, named because of the incredible view’s visitors are treated to when reaching the top of the Cuilcagh Boardwalk. The Stairway to Heaven was made famous in Ireland through social media, and with these views there’s no doubt why it is most definitely one of the top Instagrammable places in Ireland.
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