17 incredible photos that showcase the beauty of Ireland

Siobháin Spear
Mar 17, 2020

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, raise a toast to the landscape photography that captures the rugged beauty of the Emerald Isle.

As Ireland closes its pubs and worldwide celebrations are cancelled in a global effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, this year’s St.Patrick’s Day will certainly go down in history as ‘the one that wasn’t fun… at all’.

Rather than overthinking just how much Guinness will not be consumed around the world today, let’s take the opportunity to celebrate the stunningly wild landscapes that will still be waiting for you when all of this is over. Never been to Ireland? Add it to your wanderlust wishlist.

1. Cliffs of Moher, Clare

Dramatic shot of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland in stormy weather
The imposing Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, Ireland

2. Aran Islands

The cliffs fields and ocean surrounding the Aran Islands in Ireland
The sprawling landscape of the Aran Islands, Ireland

3. Portmagee, Kerry

Colourful fishing nets and houses set to the backdrop of Portmagee on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry
Portmagee on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland

4. Giant’s causeway, Antrim

Sunset sky over basalt columns Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sunset over basalt columns at Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

5. Skellig Michael, Kerry

Aerial photo of Skelling Michael as part of the Skellig Islands in Kerry, Ireland.
Aerial view of Skellig Michael in Kerry

6. Sherkin Island, Cork

The green fields, sea and the distant Baltimore Beacon on Sherkin Island in County Cork
The distant Baltimore Beacon and Jetty, Sherkin Island, County Cork, Ireland

7. The Burren, Clare

The green fields and limestone rocks set to the orange sky at The Burren National Park in County Clare, Ireland
Exposed karst limestone bedrock at the Burren National Park in County Clare, Ireland

8. Glenveagh National Park, Donegal

The lake, mountains and trees of Glenveagh National Park on a sunny day in County Donegal, Ireland
Glenveagh Nationall Park in Donegal, Ireland

9. Connemara National Park

The walking path through Connemara National Park on a sunny day in Ireland
KDTMG3 Connemara National park

10. Glendalough, Wicklow

The rugged mountains, misty lake and fields in Glendalough National Park in Ireland
Golden light over Glendalough valley in Wicklow, Ireland

11. Dingle Peninsula, Kerry

The blue oceans waters and clean sand along Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland
Inch Beach along the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland

12. Mourne Mountains, Down

Silhouettes of the Mourne Mountains as the backdrop to the green fields of County Down in Ireland
The Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland

13. Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon

The misty lake of Lough Key Forest Park in Roscommon, Ireland
Landscape photography of Lough Key Forest Park in Roscommon, Ireland

14. Newgrange, Meath

Aerial view of the prehistoric monument of Newgrange in Meath
Aerial view of the historic Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland

15. Beara Peninsula, Cork

Landscape view of the Beara Peninsula in County Cork in Ireland
Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland

16. Skibbereen, Cork

Sunset over the old arch bridge in Skibbereen, West Cork.
The sun sets over Skibbereen in West Cork, Ireland

17. Malin Head, Donegal

Sunset over the northern most tip of Donegal in Ireland
Sunset from Malin Head on the North West tip of Ireland in Co. Donegal

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