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14 Gorgeous Places to Instagram

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The Wild Atlantic Way Instagram account gives you a glimpse of the wonders, surprises, and little slices of coastal life that make the route one of the most photogenic in the world.​ Around every corner, something truly beautiful or unusual is revealed.

Follow along to see just some of the sensational spots that have made avid Instagrammers snap-happy, and be sure to check out our selection of some of the best below. ​



Among the highest sea cliffs in Europe, Sliabh Liag promises astonishing nature in every direction with awe-inspiring walkways, including One Man's Pass for those with a sense of adventure.


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Admire the panoramic view or imagine ancient gods at this hilltop fort that is shaped by history and myth, including a visit from St. Patrick himself.


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3. Mullaghmore, County Sligo

This small fishing village will reinvigorate your love of the outdoors, whether it's untamed waves being battled by thrill-seeking surfers or the beguiling postcard charm of Classiebawn Castle.


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4. Downpatrick Head, County Mayo

Green, blue and grey collide to form a breathtaking backdrop to this atmospheric headland. Standing 40m above relentless crashing waves, you can take in Dún Briste, a sea stack unyielding for centuries. 


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5. Achill Island, County Mayo

With golden beaches, pirate queen Grace O'Malley's castle, and curious sheep, there's plenty to catch the eye and capture the imagination on splendid Achill Island.  


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6. Westport, County Mayo

The colourful town of Westport rests beneath towering Croagh Patrick and opens out to enchanting Clew Bay, its water dotted with picturesque islands. All in all, a perfect place to snap. 


7. Connemara, County Galway

Atmospheric winding roads with cottages and stone walls give way to dramatic mountains and hidden lakes, combining the irresistible colours of the west's landscape.


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8. Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

The Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8km and are an exceptional place where the might of the ocean, sweeping views, and the depths of Irish history and nature mingle next to each other. 


9. Doolin, County Clare

The village of Doolin draws you in with copious traditional music and easygoing charm, as well as being a stone's throw from some of the Wild Atlantic Way's most photogenic natural views.  


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10. Kilkee, County Clare

The town of Kilkee sits atop a golden beach with nearby local cliffs that give an amazing sunset vantage point.


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11. The Skelligs, County Kerry

A mystical mecca for Jedis, monks and the intrepid alike, those who journey to the Skellig Islands world heritage site will be rewarded with a rare sense of remote, time-ravaged beauty.


12. Slea Head, County Kerry

Dingle Peninsula’s Slea Head reveals mile after mile of untamed beauty, a place to unplug from the world or to explore on an unforgettable drive.


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13. Baltimore, County Cork 

Make your way from the welcoming, harbour village of Baltimore up to the windswept Baltimore Beacon for a mesmerising view, adorned with bright speckles of heather and gorse above the swashing ocean below.


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14. Mizen Head, County Cork

Mizen Head is Ireland's most southwesterly point and awash with wildlife and bewitching scenery — make sure to walk across the bridge for some dramatic, one-off photo ops.


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