Whether you’re a friend or foe of the highly-disputed selfie, there’s no denying that it floods our social media feeds on a daily basis, but where do you go for that perfect selfie when on a short break in Ireland?
With St. Patrick’s Day being one of the biggest celebrations in the Irish calendar, we’ve come up with the top 10 spots to get that extra-special selfie shot when visiting the stunning Emerald Isle.
1) Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
Snap a sunset selfie on top of the 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher which mesmerise thousands of visitors every year. Stretching for 8km, there’s plenty of opportunity for capturing that one amazing shot along the beautiful Atlantic coast.
2) Skellig Islands, County Kerry
Another coastal canvas for the ultimate selfie, Skellig Michael is the larger of the Sekllig Islands and is a boat ride away from the beautiful County Kerry coast. The picturesque pinnacle was also a Star Wars filming location – may the selfie force be with you!
3) Kylemore Abbey, County Galway
A stunning neo-Gothic castle, Kylemore Abbey is a picture-perfect spot to zoom in with that camera lens. Tucked away in the majestic Connemara Mountains, the dramatic backdrop most definitely earns its title as a selfie-worthy spot.
4) Ballycotton Lighthouse, County Cork
Strike your best pose as you overlook the sea at one of only two black lighthouses in Ireland. Ballycotton Lighthouse is nestled on its own island and you need to catch a boat to get to it; once there you can ascend up to the lantern balcony and smile away – selfie stick compulsory! A must-see when visiting County Cork!
5) Derrynane Beach, County Kerry
A sunny, sandy selfie; there’s nothing better than a beach selfie. The Derrynane Beach has Blue Flag status and is located on the Ring of Kerry. A beautifully scenic place to crack out your best Instagram filter and induce a social-media wave of complete selfie-envy.
6) Cobh, County Cork
Make your next selfie in Ireland extra colourful with a trip to the multi-coloured seaport town of Cobh. This rainbow row of bright, harbour-side houses makes for a great place to whip out the selfie stick and get those pearly whites out – cheeeeese!
7) Ha’penny Bridge, County Dublin
One for the more city-loving selfie enthusiast, go on a short break to Dublin and see the first iron bridge to be built in Ireland. On a clear evening, you might even be lucky enough to catch the mesmerising reflection of the sunset in the River Liffey.
8) Crag Cave, County Kerry
For a more mystical and unusual selfie experience, Crag Cave is a magnetising spot to capture your best smiley face. The intricate chambers and glistening stalagmites make for an extra-special subterranean shot.
9) Powerscourt Waterfall, County Wicklow
Make a selfie splash at Ireland’s highest waterfall, Powerscourt, and explore the surrounding parklands which are home to a menagerie of birds and deer; you might even spot a red squirrel or two.
10) Ross Castle, County Kerry
If you’re looking to capture quintessential Ireland in one selfie, the scenery within the Ring of Kerry is the place to be. The dramatic, lakeside castle dates back to the late 15th century and it still has two of its original towers – there’s no filter required with this one.
If you’re planning a break in Ireland, let us know where you’re headed in the comment box below!
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