As popular a tourist destination, Ireland is just as loved on Instagram. Images that have made home on the social media site have attracted potential travellers to Ireland for years now solely based on how picturesque the location really is. With historical as well as contemporary destinations merged with architectural wonders and natural beauty makes Ireland a desirable tourist spot just as much a photography-lover’s haven. Some of the best shots can be taken in numerous places of Ireland so here’s a list of the top most Instagrammed locations in Ireland that are guaranteed to make you pack your bags.

  1. The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare


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The number one most Instagrammed location in Ireland is the Cliffs of Moher solely because it has been the filming location of movies like Harry Potter, The Princess Bride, and Leap Year. The cliffs offer a brilliant view of the coast and have simply taken the world of Instagram by storm. The innumerable pictures of the Cliffs of Moher located close to the Wild Atlantic Way have made it a rather amazing getaway in Ireland. The dense forest region with a Cliffside view of the beautiful coast is popular on Instagram through images that require next to no filter while sharing.

  1. Titanic Exhibition, Belfast


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The sinking of the Titanic was one of the most historically well-known tragedies of the world. The Titanic exhibition in Northern Ireland pays tribute to the ship that took everyone’s attention in the world at the time it tragically sank. Titanic Belfast is the largest Titanic Exhibition in the world, with millions of visitors wanting to see it at least once. You can shop here for souvenirs, dine in elegant restaurants and witness the historical tragedy that was the tale of the sinking of the Titanic, which was built in just as much incredible circumstances. If this doesn’t attract an Instagrammer to Ireland, there is nothing that ever will.

  1. Glendalough, County Wicklow



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This is probably the most camera-friendly place in Ireland. Glendalough is known for being a stunning glacial valley in Ireland which has attracted people like nobody’s business. The Wicklow Mountains of sheer excellence coupled with the ruins of monasteries over a striking backdrop of the coast makes for a photogenic location that has charms of its own that can be found all over this place. If you haven’t got enough of it on the various pictures posted by Instagrammers, you’d be completely entranced while visiting it even once.


  1. The Wild Atlantic Way


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Filters are strangers in the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland because there is really no modification needed to showcase this deadly stunner on your Instagram. The world’s longest coastal route has something new to offer at almost every turn. Be it the rocky enclosures, the flowery stoppers, or that pigeon sitting on top of the lighthouse, Instagram loves The Wild Atlantic Way like no other. You’d be surprised at the number of gorgeous pictures you can get while at this most popular tourist destination in Ireland, and there is no filter that will be able to capture the depth of this unmatched destination.

  1. Connemara, County Galway



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Described genially by Oscar Wilde as ‘savage beauty’, Connemara is a colourful attraction in the County Galway region of Ireland. You wouldn’t argue with it being such a delightful location because of its looming mountains, incredible waterfalls and woods full of unseen exploration opportunities. This naturally bountiful paradise gives amazing points where photographs can be clicked with various angles. With this sensational backdrop to your selfie, why wouldn’t you want to carry your camera along while visiting the wonder that is Ireland? And once you’ve seen images of Connemara on Instagram, Oscar Wilde’s words will resonate all around you, and even more so when visiting the destination. Hashtag savage beauty, anyone?

Along with being a historical location, Ireland has also been used as a filming location a lot of times, which has increased its tourism business tenfold. It is just as much a traveller’s haven as it is that of a local’s.

Author Bio:
Rohit is a passionate traveller who shares his experiences on from his various expeditions around the world.

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