The Best Irish Instagram Accounts: 42 photographers That’ll Make you fall in love with Ireland

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This. Is. Not. Clickbait.

This is a list of the best Irish Instagram accounts (in my opinion), but it’s not one of these ‘listicles’ that has been created solely to drive meaningless traffic to a website.

I could have created one of those kinds of lists, but I would have died a little inside as soon as bashed the ‘Publish’ button.

Mini rant over…

This is a list I’ve had in my head for ages.

It’s a collection of Instagram accounts that give me that little stir in my belly that I associate with adventure.

The Instagram accounts below make me want to explore Ireland, and I believe they’ll make you want to do so too.

In no particular order, the best Irish Instagram accounts are…

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1 – @wild_sky_photography – No intro I write here will do Sean’s stuff justice – dive in and feel the wanderlust flow!

2 – @rawdublin – exquisitely shot Dublin City scenes. Perfect for those of you looking for a glance at the capital after the sun drops

 

Temple Bar, Dublin ? . Dedicated to each and everyone of my 10K followers on Instagram! Thanks again to everyone who is, has and will follow me and for all the support to date and in the future! To reach 10K in little over a year is a proud moment for me doing something I never really knew I liked. Have a great day! Happy Sunday ☘??? . . . . . . #canonuk #lovindublin #rawdublin #discoverdublin #communityfirst #wonderfulplaces #wonderfulworld #travel #ireland_gram #ireland?#dublin #lenculturestreets #living_europe  #wanderireland #instaireland #theprettycities #cityview #lonelyplanet #topirelandphoto #mycanon #irishblogger #bokehkillers #athomeintheworld #instaireland #travellingthroughtheworld #tourismireland #templebar #dublinatchristmas

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3 – @joe.ire – for those of you looking for some Irish exploration inspiration! Joe’s posts make me uncomfortably aware of how unadventurous my own weekends are!!

 

Early misty morning starts and perfectly calm sunrise shoots. ?? Couldn’t have asked for better weather for some video work. . Dope day out with this fun crew @abeneihum and @exploreire_ . . . Shot on: Canon 5D Mark iv Canon 16-35 2.8L mark iii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #liveforthestory @canonuk __________________________________________________ @bermingham_cameras @53degreesnorth @outsider_mag @regattaoutdoors @craghoppersofficial @wicklowwear __________________________________________________ #neverstopexploring #rawireland #canonuk #mycanon #keepexploring #exploreireland #instaireland #craghoppers #trailphotography #discoverireland #takeinthebeautiful #53dn #wicklowmountains #wildatlanticway #outdoorliving #wicklowwear #stayandwonder #tourismireland #teamcanon #hikingworldwide #mountainlove #outsidermag #regattagreatoutdoors #mycraghoppers #modernoutdoorsman #lakeviews #insta_ireland #lakeliving

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4 – @colmk15 – Class photos from around Ireland! His recent time-lapse video is well worth a watch, too!

5 – @outofmylens – Showcasing Ireland. Perfect for those of you that love a quirky building, or city architecture!

6 – @ga11mck – savage shots from across Ireland… makes me realise how crap my own photos are!

7 – @dublindaily – brilliant black and white snaps from around Dublin City

8 – @paulbdeering – give Paul a follow if you fancy seeing Ireland, and the worlds, wild side! All kinds of adventure!

9 – @eoinderham – a man whose drone videos will cause your heart pain!

 

Black lakes in Killarney #Kerry

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10 – @jasonladrigan – some more inspiration for those of you looking to get stuck into some outdoor exploring.

11 – @antppe – scenes snapped straight from the heart of Dublin. Sit back, click follow, and bask in some photography brilliance!

12 – @fiac_mangan – Ireland’s raw beauty in all her glory – will make you crave Ireland’s quiet countryside

13 – @susanbutterly – consistently brilliant… x 10!

 

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us always. Because stories are more important than things.” –Victoria Erickson ❤ #love #life #hiking #exploring #nature #trail #adventure #wanderlust #TopIrelandPhoto #mountains #irelandtravel #loveireland #instaireland #loves_ireland #irish_daily #irishpassion #rawireland #lovinireland #travel #Ireland_insta #ireland_passion #clouds #youririshadventure #wanderireland #lake #hikingtheglobe #wildernessculture #colours #roadtrip #beauty

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14 – @tallaght24. Top-notch shots from across our little island!

15 – @ihaveadarksoul – Max pops out constant wanderlust-inducing gems from across Ireland. Well worth a follow!

 

Go where Google can’t

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16 – @eyeintheskyireland – Ireland from above – what’s not to love?

17 – @keith_ohara – this is a shameless self-plug. I tend to float around Ireland quite a bit – follow for road-trip inspiration

18 – @kierandalton99 – an avid Irish explorer and a top bloke!

19 – @chrishillphotographer – hands down one of my favorite photographers. You’ll spot a lot of Chris’s stuff used by Tourism Ireland!

20 – @paddymc.ie – Dublin City livin’ encapsulated in class photography!

21 – @dmk.travel.photo – inside Ireland. A lovely mixture of photos from across the land

22 – @matthewmurphyphotography – come for the photos of abandoned Ireland, stay for the endless snaps of Ireland’s mind-boggling beauty

 

Some Exploring last night! ???

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23 – @kutufoto – if you’re after a glimpse at Ireland’s enchanting coastline along with snaps of the capital, you need to have a gander at @kutufoto’s shtuff!

24 – @mredgarallan – photos and videos from the man with the beard. Just look at the clip below

25 – @ugniusbra – sensational photos from the west of Ireland

 
 
 
 
 
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#croaghpatrick #reflection #calm #ireland #comayo #perfection #photooftheday #insta_ireland #westport #irishtourism #mountains #sea #morning #beutiful

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26 – @adrian_heely – Smashing photos from the glorious county of Kerry

27 –@wanderingirishcailin – slices of adventure that’ll take you right the way across Ireland

 
 
 
 
 
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Hiking along the Wild Atlantic Way in the summer, you are graced with wild flowers instead of muck? Gorgeous 8 km walk yesterday between the little town of Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher. #wildatlaticway #cliffsofmoher #coastalwalk #irishdaily #discoverireland #instaireland #iloveireland #exploreireland #wildflowers #hikinggirl #getoutdoors #discoverireland #countyclare #irishpassion #irishpride #instaireland #naturetherapy @joe.ie @wild_atlantic_way_pics @irish_daily #wanderireland #outdoorslife #photooftheday #naturelover #irishdaily #ireland_gram #inspireireland #travelireland #igersireland #outsidermag @joe.ie #iphone8plus #lomerhikingboots @outsider_mag

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28 – @shotbymaguire – a sound bloke that makes me want to throw my own camera against the wall. Lots from Dublin, but frequently posts snaps from across Ireland.

29 – @frankcosgrove – Frank’s photos will take you on a little digital journey right the way around Ireland. His photos of Clare regularly make me want to pack up my life in Dublin and move out west.

 
 
 
 
 
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Almost feels like summer, Clare Glens, County Limerick, Ireland ?? . . . #Ireland #ClareGlens #Limerick #IrishSummer #snowday #mojo #lonelyplanet #sony #photography #DJI #Inspire2 #A9 #instapic #drone #amazing #exploremore #landscape_lovers #irishweather #Insta_ireland #Tipperary #Loves_ireland #instaireland #discoverireland #Inspireland_ #sonyalpha #yesireland #ireland_gram #Igersireland #loveireland #frankcosgrove @sonyalpha @sony @sonyimages @sonyalphasclub @sonya7r @sonyvisuals @sonyprousa @shannonregion @limerickpost @limerickleader @igersireland @igersdublin @igers @instaireland @insta_ireland @loves_ireland @discoverireland.ie @irelandcalling1 @tourismireland @ireland_gram @ig_ireland_ @visitireland @topirelandphoto @ireland_passion

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30 – @evan_shelly – Consistently brilliant, with a knack for capturing Ireland’s dramatic side perfectly.

31 – @garethwrayphotography – Easily one of my favourite photographers in Ireland. No intro needed.

 
 
 
 
 
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“An Grianan of Aileach – Hillfort of Donegal’s Legendary Kingdom” The mystical & magical seat of power were once the O’Neill Kings reigned from for over 700 years. An Grianan of Aileach is the best known monument in Inishowen & easily one of the greatest in all Ireland. Situated along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way on a hilltop 800 feet above sea level the view from Aileach is breathtakingly beautiful. The fort was first constructed around 1700 BC (probably with earthen walls) by the Tuatha de Danann. It has been ascertained that it was the Palace of the Northern Princes from a period long before Christianity (AD 400) up until the 14th century. Legend states that the giants of Inishowen (Princes of Aileach) are lying sleeping but when a hidden sacred sword is removed from this fort, they will return back to life reclaiming their ancient lands! Now that would certainly make for a great photograph ??

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32 – @lawless_ireland – Lovely little digital chunks of Dublin city sent piping hot to your feed on a regular basis.

 
 
 
 
 
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Anti Social Social Club, had to laugh at the timing of this chap walking past. Have a great weekend to all of you. May your adventures be wild or your hangover bareable. Bankers Bar heres as well as being stupidly phootgenic is a nice spot to kick off an evening in Dublin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Fuji:X-T2 Fujinon 18-55mm ISO:500 Aperture: f.16 Shutter Speed: 1/30sec -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lawless_ireland #night_owlz #instaireland #lovindublin #lonelyplanet #living_europe #travellingthroughtheworld #topdublinphoto #irishpubs #insta_ireland #lovindublin #irish_daily #discoverdublin #ig_ireland #tourismireland #thisisdublin #visitdublin #bucketlist #agameoftones #theprettycities #igersdublin #igersstreets #dublin #streetsofdublin #mydublin #seemycity #streetclassics #illegalvisuals #TheWeekOnInstagram #streetphotography

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33 – @davekennedy_ One of the reasons I drove the Causeway Coastal Route earlier this year. A hugely talented photographer

 
 
 
 
 
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If you could add one feature to Instagram, what would it be? #yesireland

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34 – @carverphoto – Escaping the city and moving to the countryside is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Photographers like John push me closer and closer to the edge.

35 – @brianmaguirephoto – Brian’s photos of exploring Donegal’s caves both terrify and delight me. A cracking insight into a side of Ireland you rarely see.

36 – @ebdeco – Hands down one of my favourite Irish Instagram Accounts. Elizabeth captures Ireland’s raw beauty in a way that makes me want to pack in my job and drive around Ireland forever.

 
 
 
 
 
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So I had to post one of the little fella’s too!! ???????

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37 – @ronanhdphotography – Thinking about exploring Wicklow? Ronan will provide you with all the inspiration that you need!

38 – @allaroundireland – Follow – trust me. You’ll enjoy the stuff these guys send to your feed every few days.

39 – @mariusmonaghan – A gorgeous collection of photos that’ll make you want to get your arse to the coast ASAP.

 
 
 
 
 
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Slieve League should be on everyone’s list ?☘️⛰ #ireland

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40 – @endatheroad – Enda – a man that makes me want to rediscover Dublin.

 
 
 
 
 
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I must have walked by here a 1000 times and only recently noticed this jungle of art nestled in temple bar! I love finding new things in places you thought were so familiar. I also need to look up more. ? Anyone else get surprised by this spot recently? ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °#dublin #ireland #dublincity #instaireland #sony #igersdublin #sonyalpha #lovedublin #lovindublin #documentdublin #discoverdublin #loveireland #ireland_gram #irish #discoverireland #igersireland #sonyimages #visitireland #insta_ireland #irishpassion #thedublinbible #sonya6000 #playstation #irelandaily #irlanda #wanderireland #endatheroad #inspireland_ #eire #picturethisdublin

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41 – @madelinemulqueen – An account that’s jam-packed with positivity and Ireland’s outdoors. I want her dog…

 
 
 
 
 
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Who are ewe? ?

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42 – @conorcorbett82 – A man that’s gone to great lengths to document Ireland’s Éire Markers. Watch his latest story highlight for a wonderful bit of history.

And that's a wrap!
I’VE 100% MISSED SOME GREAT IRISH INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS!! So please pop your recommendations into the comments below! I’ll add the best ones to the list above!

3 COMMENTS

  1. One account I discovered before Christmas that I have fallen in love with is @abandoned_westcork . Of all the abandoned Irish building accounts I follow this one is by far the best.

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