This. Is. Not. Clickbait.

A lot of ‘listicles’ out there on the web are pure garbage, solely used to drive meaningless traffic that rarely delivers value.

I could have created one of those kind of lists, but I would have died a little inside as soon as bashed the ‘Publish’ button.

Mini rant over…

This is a list I’ve had in my head for AGES.

It’s a collection of Instagram accounts that give me that little stir in my belly that I associate with adventure.

The Instagram accounts below make me want to explore Ireland, and I believe they’ll make you want to do so too.

So, in no particular order, let’s dive in!

best irish instagram accounts

1 – @wild_sky_photography – No intro I write here will do Sean’s stuff justice – dive in and feel the wanderlust flow!

2 – @rawdublin – exquisitely shot Dublin City scenes. Perfect for those of you looking for a glance at the capital after the sun drops

Temple Bar, Dublin 🍻 . Dedicated to each and everyone of my 10K followers on Instagram! Thanks again to everyone who is, has and will follow me and for all the support to date and in the future! To reach 10K in little over a year is a proud moment for me doing something I never really knew I liked. Have a great day! Happy Sunday ☘️🎄🇮🇪 . . . . . . #canonuk #lovindublin #rawdublin #discoverdublin #communityfirst #wonderfulplaces #wonderfulworld #travel #ireland_gram #ireland🍀#dublin #lenculturestreets #living_europe  #wanderireland #instaireland #theprettycities #cityview #lonelyplanet #topirelandphoto #mycanon #irishblogger #bokehkillers #athomeintheworld #instaireland #travellingthroughtheworld #tourismireland #templebar #dublinatchristmas

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3 – @joe.ire – for those of you looking for some Irish exploration inspiration! Joe’s posts make me uncomfortably aware of how unadventurous my own weekends are!!

Welcome to Yeats Country. with @jasonladrigan admiring the ever impressive Benwiskin. . Thank you @craghoppersofficial for keeping us warm and dry in the wet wild Atlantic way weather. . . I think another Sligo roadtrip is in order for some more hiking and cave exploring. @jasonladrigan @joey07fox @tiffany.safronoff @ojkilla ……who’s in? 😁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #liveforthestory @canonuk __________________________________________________ @53degreesnorth @outsider_mag @loweprobags @loweproeurope @thenorthface @manfrottoireland @tnflocals @regattaoutdoors @redbullire __________________________________________________ #neverstopexploring #rawireland #canonuk #mycanon #keepexploring #exploreireland #instaireland #craghoppers #trailphotography #hikinglife #takeinthebeautiful #53dn #53degreesnorth #wildatlanticway #discoverni #wicklowwear #exploremoreoutdoors #tourismireland #teamcanon #hikingworldwide #discoverireland #outsidermag #regattagreatoutdoors #mycraghoppers #modernoutdoorsman #wildatlanticway #insta_ireland #canongeek

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4 – @colmk15 – Class photos from around Ireland! His recent time-lapse video is well worth a watch, too!

5 – @outofmylens – Showcasing Ireland. Perfect for those of you that love a quirky building, or city architecture!

6 – @ga11mck – savage shots from across Ireland… makes me realise how crap my own photos are!


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7 – @dublindaily – brilliant black and white snaps from around Dublin City

8 – @paulbdeering – give Paul a follow if you fancy seeing Ireland, and the worlds, wild side! All kinds of adventure!

9 – @eoinderham – a man whose drone videos will cause your heart pain! Check out his sunset at the Cliffs of Moher!

Black lakes in Killarney #Kerry

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10 – @jasonladrigan – some more inspiration for those of you looking to get stuck into some outdoor exploring.

11 – @antppe – scenes snapped straight from the heart of Dublin. Sit back, click follow, and bask in some photography brilliance!

12 – @fiac_mangan – Ireland’s raw beauty in all her glory – will make you crave Ireland’s quiet countryside

13 – @susanbutterly – consistently brilliant… x 10!

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us always. Because stories are more important than things.” –Victoria Erickson ❤ #love #life #hiking #exploring #nature #trail #adventure #wanderlust #TopIrelandPhoto #mountains #irelandtravel #loveireland #instaireland #loves_ireland #irish_daily #irishpassion #rawireland #lovinireland #travel #Ireland_insta #ireland_passion #clouds #youririshadventure #wanderireland #lake #hikingtheglobe #wildernessculture #colours #roadtrip #beauty

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14 – @tallaght24 – an Instagram OG! Top-notch shots from across our little island!

15 – @ihaveadarksoul – Max pops out constant wanderlust-inducing gems from across Ireland. Well worth a follow!

Go where Google can’t

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16 – @eyeintheskyireland – Ireland from above – what’s not to love?

17 – @keith_ohara – this is a shameless self-plug. I tend to float around Ireland quite a bit – follow for road-trip inspiration

18 – @kierandalton99 – an avid Irish explorer and a top bloke!

19 – @chrishillphotographer – hands down one of my favorite photographers. You’ll spot a lot of Chris’s stuff used by Tourism Ireland!

20 – @paddymc.ie – Dublin City livin’ encapsulated in class photography!

21 – @dmk.travel.photo – inside Ireland. A lovely mixture of photos from across the land

22 – @matthewmurphyphotography – come for the photos of abandoned Ireland, stay for the endless snaps of Ireland’s mind-boggling beauty

Some Exploring last night! 🌲🌲🌲

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23 – @kutufoto – if you’re after a glimpse at Ireland’s enchanting coastline along with snaps of the capital, you need to have a gander at @kutufoto’s shtuff!

24 – @mredgarallan – photos and videos from the man with the beard. Just look at the clip below 😍😍

I’VE 100% MISSED SOME GREAT INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS!!

So please pop your recommendations into the comments below! I’ll add the best ones to the list above!

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