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Top 10 spots in Ireland to get your camera out

If photography is your thing, then Ireland is one of the best places on earth to capture some beautiful scenery and all-action shots. Here are ten of the best spots to get snap happy.

Rock of Cashel

1. The Rock of Cashel

Set on a prominent hill, ‘The Rock’ is one of the most spectacular heritage sites in Ireland’s Ancient East. Ideal for snapping impressive ancient structures and a world of medieval and Celtic history. 

Slieve League

2. Slieve League Cliffs

Ireland is renowned for sublime views and vistas at every turn, but the astounding Wild Atlantic Way panoramas at Slieve League in County Donegal make for some truly stunning images.

Dark Hedges

3. The Dark Hedges

This moody and impressive row of beech trees in County Antrim featured as The Kings Road in the HBO TV blockbuster Game of Thrones. An iconic Instagram photo for all fans of the show.

Guinness Storehouse

4. Guinness Storehouse

Bordered by black gates adorned with the golden harp, the Guinness Storehouse offers an unmissable chance to Instagram the illustrious history, crafting and tasting of Ireland’s most famous export.  

Mourne Mountains

5. The Mountains of Mourne

Famously sweeping down to the sea in County Down, the Mourne Mountains hold some of the most Insta-worthy spots in the whole country. Totally camera-ready whatever the season.

Aran Islands

6. The Aran Islands

Set sail for a photo adventure to the Aran Islands, lying off County Galway’s all so snap-worthy west coast. Ideal for laidback cycling, leisurely walks and unforgettable scenery in every direction.

Coppi pizza

7. The food and drink scene

Break out your phone for Ireland’s delicious, visually stimulating and totally shareable food scene. Good spots for new foodie snaps abound. Try Octopussy in the seaside village of Howth, north of Dublin, or trendy Coppi in the buzzing Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.

Loop Head Lighthouse

8. Loop Head Lighthouse

From the Cliffs of Moher to the Burren, County Clare has lots of great photo opportunities, but make sure the picturesque Loop Head Lighthouse is on your Insta list. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for the most spectacular shots.

Gaeltacht Culture Connemara

9. Gaeltacht culture

Ireland’s Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking, areas are where the authentic old ways of the culture is most alive. Let your camera roam in Connemara, one of largest and best spots to photograph traditional musicians, dancers and real Irish characters.

Titanic Belfast

10. Titanic Belfast

Frame the perfect photo of the world’s largest Titanic exhibition on the very spot where the most famous ship in the world was designed, built and launched. There are plenty more Titanic shots to get in Belfast’s Maritime Mile.

These are just a handful of the countless beautiful and exciting spots to visit, and photo, across Irleand. You can found out more about the various attractions on offer by visiting www.ireland.com.

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Written by Andrew Moore

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