10 Postcard-Perfect, but Often-Overlooked, Spots in Ireland

When you dream of visiting Ireland, you likely imagine magical spots where green hills meet dramatic skies or untamed seas, where castles rest in peaceful valleys or on commanding cliffs, or where lone church steeples stand alongside mountain ridges or overlooking enchanted rivers. On the Emerald Isle, these dreams take shape and wait for you to discover them.

Today with the help of the Ireland Travel Kit, I introduce you to ten photogenic places that provide a feast for your senses… and your camera lens, yet are hardly known beyond their locality.


Duckett’s Grove, County Carlow

A fairytale fortress in Carlow – Photo by Tom Donagher

Visit Duckett’s Grove


Knockma Woods, County Galway

An enchanted forest in Galway – photo by Corey Taratuta

Visit Knockma Woods


Glen of Aherlow

Commanding views in Tipperary – photo by Christopher Becker

Visit the Glen of Aherlow


The Cliffs at Ashleam Bay, County Mayo

Craggy Cliffs in Mayo – photo by Christy Nicholas

Visit the Ashleam Bay


The Rock of Dunamase, County Laois

A commanding fortress in Laois – Photo by Mark Taggart via Flickr Creative Commons

Visit the Rock of Dunamase


Gougane Barra, County Cork

A picturesque hideaway in Cork – photo by nilachseall via Flickr Creative Commons

Visit the Gougane Barra


The Dark Hedges, County Antrim

A dramatic tree tunnel in Antrim – photo by Aaron Fellmeth via Flickr Creative Commons

Visit the Dark Hedges


Clifden and the Twelve Bens

A scenic overlook in Galway – photo by Corey Taratuta

Visit Clifden


Knocknarea, County Sligo

A hilltop adventure in Sligo – photo by Melfoody via Flickr Creative Commons

Visit Clifden


Glencar Waterfall, County Leitrim

A serene cascade in Leitrim – photo by Corey Taratuta

Visit Glencar Waterfall


Do you have another postcard-perfect spot in Ireland, share in the comments below!

Author: Corey

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