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13 Instagram accounts that will inspire you to travel Ireland

By Brian Dillon

January 24, 2020 at 3:22pm


For such a small island, Ireland really is bursting at the seams with natural beauty. And these photographers capture it perfectly, inspiring us to travel Ireland this year.

If you follow us on Instagram, you'll know that we often feature some brilliant photographers on our feed. These are just some of those accounts.


Martin's feed is both spooky and mesmerising and we're obsessed with it.


Liana is another super talented photographer who perfectly shows off how stunningly gorgeous this island is.


Anyone for a hike?


Elizabeth's photos of Ireland are super unique. Who else could make Portmarnock look like the African savanna?


From the Giant's Causeway to the Mourne Mountains, Chris' photos make us want to hop in the car and see it all.

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Silent Valley in the Mourne Mountains. One of the things I love about shooting with a wide angle lens is that you're able to see what's at your feet and what's miles away all in one shot! A lot of fun, and the Mournes were looking pretty awesome too! Shot this on a 15mm lens on a full frame camera. . . . . . #irelandtravel #ireland_daily #ireland_insta #irelanddaily #irelandcalling #ireland_passion #irelandlove #irelandaily #irelandphotography #irelandpassion #rawireland #irelandinspires #lovinireland #irelandtourism #beautifulireland #raw_ireland #thisisireland #irelandroadtrip #iloveireland #irelandtrip #discovernorthernireland #northireland #bestirelandpics #northernirelandtourism #northernirelandphotographer #irish_daily #irishcentral #irishcoast #youririshadventure #irishlandscape

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Conor captures some of the most insane coastal views in the country.


Travelling around Ireland in a campervan never looked so appealing!


I've never climbed a mountain before but all of a sudden it's all I want to do.


Looking at Erik's photos, you realise how truly dramatic the Irish landscape is.


Stunning beaches, glorious mountain views and everything in between.

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"An Unexpected Tour Guide" This very secluded lake named ‘Lough Soon’ hides an ancient secret. A ring fort ‘Doon Fort’ which is hidden away on a small island on the loughs furthest corner. If you look to the upper left of the lake you may see this stone fort island. I have a funny true story to tell you about this lake! If you look you can see 4 small wooden row boats on the shore. These are owned by a gentleman who actually owns & lives next to this lake. He is known locally as “The guardian of Doon Fort”. Over many decades he has offered tourists an opportunity to rent one of these little boats & row themselves out to the fort, so they can explore it at their leisure. From his home to the boats is quite a steep walk & during peak times of the year he was traveling back & forth several times per day. The years have now taken toll on his legs, but he has since devised an alternative way to show paying tourists to their boats. When you now visit & pay for a rowboat hire, his trusty pet dog has been now trained to walk you to the boats! The gentleman now says “follow the dog to your boat” & off you all hike behind the tour guide dog! 🐶 Only in Ireland could this be found! ☘️😂 This stone ring fort dating back to 3000 BC has to be the most amazing yet inaccessible monuments I've yet visited in Ireland. Miles away from anywhere, on a small island of a large lake, surrounded by miles of marshy bog land. It makes me wonder on how did our ancestors ever build such complex heavy stone forts? and how did they transport all this stone here thousands of years ago? Especially when I could hardly hike to it without stopping to rest every few minutes. Ireland can be very mysterious & that's what drives my passion to gather these scenes for you all.

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Max's Instagram feed showcases some of the most unique and perhaps lesser-known natural features to be found in Ireland.


If you're into castles, forests and more green than you can shake a stick at, then you should definitely follow this account.


Niamh posts some fantastic shots of some amazing places that need to be on your bucket list, like Coumshingaun Lake and Skellig Michael.

And that's just a taste of some of the incredible photography talents that will inspire you to travel Ireland this year. To check out more, head over to our Instagram.

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