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18 Incredible Photos You Can Take In Ireland That'll Make Your Friends Say "Stop!"

Are your photos good but not nearly as awe-inspiring as you'd like? Make your next trip to Ireland and get inspired.

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1. Dark Hedges, County Antrim

This pass might be familiar to Game of Thrones fans, best known as the Kingsroad. Lined by beech trees, this is the perfect location if you're looking for a moody vibe in your next photo.
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This pass might be familiar to Game of Thrones fans, best known as the Kingsroad. Lined by beech trees, this is the perfect location if you're looking for a moody vibe in your next photo.

2. Cahir Castle, County Tipperary

Turrets? Check. Moats? Check. Ducklings? Check. This castle really is something out of a fairy tale, so you better take a bunch of photos to prove you were really there and didn't make it up.
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Turrets? Check. Moats? Check. Ducklings? Check. This castle really is something out of a fairy tale, so you better take a bunch of photos to prove you were really there and didn't make it up.

3. Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement, County Offaly

Dating back to 545AD, this early Christian settlement will attract both history buffs and nature lovers alike, fascinated by the stories surrounding this beautiful and eerie place.
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Dating back to 545AD, this early Christian settlement will attract both history buffs and nature lovers alike, fascinated by the stories surrounding this beautiful and eerie place.

4. Inis Mór, Aran Islands, County Galway

Those up for a sort-of challenging hike will get the photo they've been waiting for. The naturally formed rock formation fills with water, ready for you to dive in.
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Those up for a sort-of challenging hike will get the photo they've been waiting for. The naturally formed rock formation fills with water, ready for you to dive in.

5. Linsfort Church, Malin Head, County Donegal

While the ruins of this ancient church are nothing short of beautiful, the real sight to take in is the spectacular phenomenon of the aurora borealis.
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While the ruins of this ancient church are nothing short of beautiful, the real sight to take in is the spectacular phenomenon of the aurora borealis.

6. The Skellig Islands, County Kerry

Only accessible by boat, these islands are not only rugged but also boast UNESCO World Heritage status — the remains of a monastic settlement. Animal enthusiasts won't be disappointed either, as many species of birds also call these islands home!
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Only accessible by boat, these islands are not only rugged but also boast UNESCO World Heritage status — the remains of a monastic settlement. Animal enthusiasts won't be disappointed either, as many species of birds also call these islands home!

7. Vartry Reservoir, Roundwood, County Wicklow

A photo of this reservoir can be described in one word: serene. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and take in the scenery.
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A photo of this reservoir can be described in one word: serene. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and take in the scenery.

8. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim

If you love coastal walks and aren't terrified of heights, this is the bridge walk for you. The suspension bridge, originally erected by salmon fishermen, has been a link between Carrick Island and the Antrim mainland for over 250 years, making it a valuable and beautiful part of local history.
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If you love coastal walks and aren't terrified of heights, this is the bridge walk for you. The suspension bridge, originally erected by salmon fishermen, has been a link between Carrick Island and the Antrim mainland for over 250 years, making it a valuable and beautiful part of local history.

9. Rock of Dunamase, County Laois

Exploring the ruins of this Celtic fortification pretty much guarantees you a whole collection of photos to upload. The real question is: Which one first?
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Exploring the ruins of this Celtic fortification pretty much guarantees you a whole collection of photos to upload. The real question is: Which one first?

10. Fanad Lighthouse, County Donegal

Views from this part of the coast are arguably some of the best in the country. After all, who doesn't love a lighthouse?
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Views from this part of the coast are arguably some of the best in the country. After all, who doesn't love a lighthouse?

11. The Giant's Causeway, Country Antrim

According to local legend, a giant called Finn McCool (no, we aren't making this up) was responsible for this geological marvel. Science says it’s the result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Fact or fiction, all we know is that getting a photo at this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must.
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According to local legend, a giant called Finn McCool (no, we aren't making this up) was responsible for this geological marvel. Science says it’s the result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Fact or fiction, all we know is that getting a photo at this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must.

12. Brú na Bóinne, County Meath

Head to County Meath for a great photo and a history lesson on Neolithic archaeology in the area – and to catch the winter light show if you're lucky!
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Head to County Meath for a great photo and a history lesson on Neolithic archaeology in the area – and to catch the winter light show if you're lucky!

13. Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, County Mayo

A trip along the West Coast wouldn't be complete without a visit to Downpatrick Head. The impressive sea stack from the cliffs is a must-see in this part of the country.
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A trip along the West Coast wouldn't be complete without a visit to Downpatrick Head. The impressive sea stack from the cliffs is a must-see in this part of the country.

14. Mount Errigal, County Donegal

Hiking and nature enthusiasts, this mountain was pretty much made for you. Reaching the summit from the northwestern trail means you're guaranteed to get an incredible view of the panorama below.
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Hiking and nature enthusiasts, this mountain was pretty much made for you. Reaching the summit from the northwestern trail means you're guaranteed to get an incredible view of the panorama below.

15. Murlough Bay, County Antrim

This bay in Northern Ireland is remote but definitely worth a visit. Those who walk the headland are in for a real treat with an incredible vista of the north coast.
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This bay in Northern Ireland is remote but definitely worth a visit. Those who walk the headland are in for a real treat with an incredible vista of the north coast.

16. The Burren, County Clare

This lunar-like place has a lot of things to offer — in particular, limestone and archaeological remains. If both of those float your boat, head to County Clare and take in the scenery.
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This lunar-like place has a lot of things to offer — in particular, limestone and archaeological remains. If both of those float your boat, head to County Clare and take in the scenery.

17. Glendalough, County Wicklow

This glacial valley, hidden in the Wicklow Mountains, will have you taking photos that are majestic enough to be your next desktop background.
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This glacial valley, hidden in the Wicklow Mountains, will have you taking photos that are majestic enough to be your next desktop background.

18. Dunbeg Beach, County Donegal

County Donegal is one of those places that manages to be picturesque and rugged at the same time. Boasting surf beaches and vistas worthy of a fantasy novel, this little part of the world really has got a lot to offer.
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County Donegal is one of those places that manages to be picturesque and rugged at the same time. Boasting surf beaches and vistas worthy of a fantasy novel, this little part of the world really has got a lot to offer.

All images courtesy of Tourism Ireland

Head to Ireland to check out these amazing locations for yourself. Don't forget your camera!