Since 2018, the Best of Ireland team have shared the highest quality Irish content on Instagram (We’ve posted over 1,800 times!). With all those posts, we’ve slowly but surely learned what works and what doesn’t. Of course, there’s a lot of things that go into creating the ‘perfect’ Instagram post but one of those things is location.
So, if you take your Instagram photo in these ten places and tag the locations, you are most definitely on your way to a high performing Instagram post! This list was based on post engagement (Likes, comments and reach) and many discussions between Best of Ireland team members. Here we are, the top 10 Instagram spots in Ireland.
1. Cliffs of Moher
The number one spot was never in doubt. Not only are the Cliffs of Moher the second most visited tourist attraction in Ireland, they also perform strongly on Instagram. The stunning cliffs stretch for 8km (5 miles) and stand a staggering 214m (702 feet) tall at their highest point. No wonder people like them on Instagram!
2. Temple Bar
Located in the heart of Dublin City, Temple Bar is a famous and colourful area known for its pubs, restaurants and traditional music. Temple Bar’s famous charm is characterised by its beautiful cobblestones which are no longer found in any other part of the city. The cobblestones are one of many reasons why the Temple Bar is a great location for your next Instagram post.
If you are looking for a cute, colourful village to visit in Ireland then look no further than Cobh in county Cork. Cobh carries a fascinating history as a port town and there are so many lovely places to explore. However, there is one photo that Cobh is famous for and it’s this shot of houses, known as the Deck of Cards houses. This photo has Best of Ireland written all over it!
4. The Dark Hedges
Famously known as King’s Road in Game of Thrones, the Dark Hedges have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. 90 Beech trees line this road creating a canopy of twisting branches overhead.
5. Tollymore Forest Park
6. The Black Valley
The Black Valley is on the southern side of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. It is an area of immense beauty and in recent years, the Black Valley has shot to fame thanks to its picture-perfect abandoned cottage. It’s also part of the 200km in length Kerry Way walking route which starts and ends in Killarney, Co. Kerry. This location definitely deserves to be on the list for top Instagram spots in Ireland.
7. Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most spectacular archaeological sites. It dominates the skyline as you approach Cashel in Tipperary. Sturdy walls circle an enclosure containing a round tower, a 13th-century Gothic cathedral and the finest 12th-century Romanesque chapel in Ireland.
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Doolin is a little seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare. It really doesn’t get much more charming and quaint than Doolin! There’s a good range of accommodation and quality restaurants to choose from in Doolin and it’s also the home of traditional Irish music, with plenty of music and craic to be had every night.
9. Guinness Storehouse
This is Ireland’s number one visitor attraction. Located in the heart of St James’s Gate in Dublin City, the Guinness Storehouse allows you to explore the ingredients, history and culture that tell the Guinness story. Your final stop is the Gravity Bar, where you can admire panoramic views of the city as you enjoy a complimentary well-earned pint of “the black stuff.“
10. Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey & Garden concludes our list of the top Instagram spots in Ireland. It has a superb picturesque lakeside setting, surrounded by woodlands at the foot of the Twelve Bens Mountains. It’s an absolute must see on a trip to the west of Ireland.
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