Part 2: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

This is part 2 of The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland! See part 1 here and scroll to the bottom to check out part 3. Enjoy!

The route

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Day 5: West Cork

West Cork stole a piece of my heart last October and I have yet to find a place in Ireland that brings as much peace as this gorgeous region. If you happen to visit this area be sure to spend a night at the Top of the Rock Pods and take a hike along Sheep’s Head Way (my favorite hike in all of Ireland). 

Hike along the Sheep’s Head Way

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Hiking an ancient pilgrims way brought out a part of me I never even knew existed. Today hiking the most western part of the Sheep’s head equaled to the best hike I have ever done. #instaireland #ig_ireland #pocket_ireland #visitireland #irelandaily

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Visit the most south-westerly corner of Ireland at Mizen Head

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Ireland 🇮🇪 – Mizen Head – Ireland’s most southwesterly point – Next stop Newfoundland and Labrador #ireland #ireland🍀#visitireland #ig_ireland #inspireland_ #loveireland #loves_ireland #mizenhead #travel #traveler #traveling #travelingram #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #landscapephotography #landscape #landscapephoto #cliffs #seascape #nikon

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Stroll around breathtaking Gougane Barra

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One of my favourite shots from summer 2014. #insta_ireland #loves_ireland #inspireland_ #icu_ireland #irelandgram #gouganebarra #church #cork #ireland #exploringtheglobe #hot_shotz #loves_reflections #landscape_lovers #pro_ig #insta_crew #magicpict #bestnatureshot #worldplaces #igmasters #global_shotz #ig_shotz #ic_water #ig_shutterbugs #naturesbeauty_creeks #instagramhub

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Day 6: Kerry and Dingle

The ring of Kerry is famous among tourists in Ireland and as a result, is quite busy. I haven’t visited the region yet (looking to go in June!), but this post from Travel Fearlessly does a great job of showcasing the differences between the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. If you can only squeeze in one, be sure to check it out! And if you are up for a rocky boat ride, be sure to check out The Whole World is a Playground’s post on the Skellig Michael. Personally, I’m dying to go horseback riding in Dingle so might have to prioritize Dingle over Kerry in June! 

Tour around the Gap of Dunloe

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Really, Ireland? Really!? 😍🇮🇪 Hiked & Ran the glorious 11km Gap of Dunloe today and it made my heart soar. Unspeakable beauty. But the highlight of my day was the sweet driver who took pity on my stupid ass after I missed the last bus back to town and squeezed me into his coach along with 20 lawyers from Dublin on a team-building trip 😂 Travel is amazing, but the Irish people are even better. I love this country.

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Go waterfall hunting in Killarney National Park

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Went to Torc Waterfall yesterday to try my new filter. The waterfall was stunning after the bit of rain we’ve had. This was a 165 second exposure for those who want to know 😂 #irelandaily #icu_ireland #insta_ireland #inspireland_ #loves_ireland #wanderireland #lovekillarney #visitireland #igscselect #viewireland #instaireland #mycanon #oh_ireland_ #ic_longexpo #picturetokeep_nature #noflashzone

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Experience the majestic Kerry Cliffs

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The Kerry Cliffs, near Portmagee village, Co. Kerry. #munster #kerry #ireland #tourismireland #visitkerry #landscape #myireland #pictures_of_ireland #irelandcalling #pocket_ireland #water #sunset #irishcentral #irish_daily #instagram #islands #ig_ireland #inspireland #skelligring #wildatlanticway #skelligs #loveireland #irishcentral #pocket_waters #pocket_ireland_adf_jamesgrandfield #portmagee #cahersiveen9290 #Caherciveen #cliffs #irishtravelkey #kerrycliffs

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Check out the surfing at Ballybunnion Beach

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Seen a pretty big chunk of the world at this stage but I can’t believe it took this long to see the Virgin Rock and Cliff Walk in Ballybunnion! 😎😳♥️🙌 #ballybunion #ireland #insta_ireland #instagood #loves_ireland #loveireland #wildatlanticway #love #vsco #vsco_ireland #Photooftheday #picoftheday #nature #landscape #waves #sun #travel #Beautiful #inspireireland_ #createexplore #travelblogger #natureshots #wildernessculture #exploretocreate #inspireireland_ #rawireland #photography #wander #travel #surf

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Take a boat to the Skellig Islands

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Today’s hike, potentially the most incredible one I’ve ever taken. Can’t wait to blog about this bad boy 😍⛰@RoyalCaribbeanUK #ExtraordinaryExplorer

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Dun Chaoin Pier

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#tbt to last week when this was my afternoon view 😍🇮🇪

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Meet Fungie the Dolphin on a boat tour

What a super jump ….

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Drive along the prettiest road in all the land

The Long and winding road in Dingle,Kerry❤️#ireland#ig_ireland #wildatlanticway #hotels #irish #landscapephotography #bloggers #travelblogger #roadtrip#nature#instagram#instaphoto#instapic #picoftheday #igers #pinoy#discoverireland #failteireland #travelbloggeres #youririshadventure#inspireireland#insta_ireland#pocket_ireland#Love_ireland#wawpics#boutyeireland#etremeireland#Irelandcalling1#irishcountryside#insta_ireland#goodvibetravel

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Go for a horse ride along the Dingle Way

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 Day 7: Aran Islands

If you are prone to seasickness or don’t like flying on a tiny plane, the Aran Islands might not be the place for you. But, if you can manage either one of these be sure to check out these perfect islands. Learn more on my post detailing our experience ferrying over to Inishmore

Dare to hang over the edge on the cliffs

The unprotected cliffs on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, give you a sense for life on the edge. How close would you get to the edge of these towering cliffs? New post on the blog now detailing why the Aran Islands are a must-see on your trip to Ireland. Link in bio! (Photo taken by my amazing friend Josh who accompanied us on this trip). . . . . . . . #farawayfiles #aranislands #irishblogger #loveireland #wanderireland #instaireland #pocket_ireland #youririshadventure #bestirelandpics #ireland_gram

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Cycle around beautiful Inishmore

Sitting pretty in Galway Bay are the Aran Islands, a trio of islands criss-crossed with dry stone walls, prehistoric forts and Irish-speaking communities. National Geographic named these limestone outcrops one of the world’s top island destinations, and said, “That this feeling, this authenticity, has survived the modern world is nothing short of miraculous. Never change, Aran Islands, never change! #aranislands #galway #galwaybay #wildatlanticway #islandstyle #islanda #islande #stonewalls #bikerides #nationalgeographic #loveireland #irlande #irlanda #irland

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Check out the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition

#Brazil has #Football, #Ireland has the World’s best cliff divers 👊👏🏆 #redbullcliffdiving

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Day 8: County Clare

As the home of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare ends up on most tourist bucket lists. But, did you know that there are other amazing things to explore in this county? Check out As We Saw It’s post on alternatives to the Cliffs of Moher

Go for a walk along Kilkee Cliff Walk

If you ever in Clare ☘, go to Kilkee cliff walk to see the sunset 🌄 and you won’t regret. Have a fabulous sunday!

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Hike on top of the Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare . . . . . . . . . #Ireland #dublin #cliffsofmoher #cliffs #nature #waves #nikon #ocean #landmark #ig_europe #earth #travel #bestirelandpics #ig_ireland_ #irishpassion #ig_IRL #pictureireland #irelandaily #loves_ireland #wanderireland #icu_ireland #ireland_gram #pocket_ireland #photooftheday #ireland_insta #vsco_ireland #vsco

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See the Cliffs of Moher from a brand new angle

A fine day yesterday @doolinferry and @cliffsofmoher1 ☀️. Thanks to Ann Forde for the snap. #ireland #irishsummer

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Explore the Burren

My take of Poulnabrone Dolmen in Co. Clare on a clear evening last 3rd March. #dolmen #poulnabrone #poulnabronedolmen #ireland #inspireland_ cla #bestirelandpics #landscapephotography #sunset #iloveireland #insta_ireland

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Continue on to see part 3 of the The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland! 

Ireland is the perfect place for a road trip. This isn't your typical "road-trip guide", but is filled with some of the most instaworthy corners of the Emerald Isle.

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