Ireland Through A Lens – The Most Picturesque Spots For Photographers

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Ireland is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places to take photos…and we’re not just saying that!

Many photographers from across the globe come to our amazing country in order to capture the beautiful scenery on show, whether that be wildlife, the spectacular fields and hills or our unbelievable coastal views.

There are also many local photographers who showcase their skills at local masterclasses and meetings which take place, some of whom take our breath away with their skill.

If you want to consider becoming a photographer and you want to do a little exploring, then read on…. Because we’ve uncovered some of the country’s most beautiful places to get snap happy.

So grab your camera and waterproof coat, we’re taking you on a journey.

Giant’s Causeway

Ireland Through A Lens The Most Picturesque Spots For Photographers

First up is Giant’s Causeway. This masterpiece was formed because of volcanic activity some 50 to 60 million years ago.

One of the most popular sites in Northern Ireland—and the first World Heritage site on the Emerald Isle—the landscape of around 40,000 basalt columns is considered a geological wonder.

The giant of folklore is epic hero Finn McCool, who’s said to have built a causeway to Scotland to challenge the neighbouring land’s resident giant.

You should snap: The causeway as the sun goes down & the waves crashing off the structure.

  • For a virtual tour of the Causeway, click here.   
  • And for more information, click here to visit the official site.


Ireland Through A Lens - The Most Picturesque Spots For Photographers

Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s tallest peak at 3,400 feet above sea level, is a photographers paradise. The views from the top are absolutely mesmerizing.

Part of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range in County Kerry, Carrauntoohil’s terrain features deep lakes and hanging valleys, so it’s ideal for ramblers too.

You should snap: The views of hills from the top of the hill and surrounding wildlife.

You can also go on a guided tour of the area for a very competitive price. For more information, click here.

Twelve Bens

Ireland Through A Lens The Most Picturesque Spots For Photographers


The Twelve Bens mountain range frames the town of Clifden in the Connemara district of western Ireland. This picturesque site dominates the unspoiled Connemara landscape – part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

The Twelve Bens offer moderate walking and hiking over hills, bogs and rocky peaks too, so there’s plenty to discover and explore.

You should snap: The beautiful village houses from afar surrounded by hills.

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Cliffs of Moher

Ireland Through A Lens The Most Picturesque Spots For Photographers

Standing 214 metres (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of Clare in the west of Ireland. From the cliffs of Moher on a clear day, you’ll also be able to see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the ‘Twelve Pins’ and Maum Turk Mountains.

There also tends to be plenty of visitors on a clear day, so you may bump into a fellow photographer who can show you the best spots from which to take a photo.

You should snap: The view from above if you have access to a drone! If not, the surrounding birds near the tip of the cliff.

Click here for an interactive map view or visit the website for further information.

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