New Year, New Resolutions? Am I right? Well, if you’re like everyone else browsing Instagram right now, you are starting to get weary of the cold Irish weather and are dreaming on a sunny escape. Or maybe you love these frosty, winter mornings and want to see more of Ireland? I’ve got you covered too.
I’ve found the top Irish travel Instagram accounts and I’m going to share why you need to follow all of these people. Right now.
DISCLAIMER: I cannot be held responsible for any sudden urges to book flights or last-minute holidays to the sun that you choose to purchase. Although, it really wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Let’s start our journey…
Why follow? Be it South Korea or Ireland or wherever else his travels take him, his use of light and way of getting to know the locals results in some stunning travel photography regardless of destination.
Be sure to check out @janetnewenham . Il be taking over her page for a couple of days posting pictures! I took this picture while on a temple stay in the Jirisan mountain range. We had to go to bed at 10pm but I snuck out to grab this shot; a long exposure plus flash created this image and I love the result! #huffpostgram #seetheworld #igtravel #koreatourismorganization #photoofthedays #goexplorewander #traveldeeper #lonelyplanet #bucketlist #nightphotography #longexposurephotography #ig_korea #discoverkorea #imagineyourkorea #2instagood #wanderlust #travelphotos #canon_photos #wanderlust #traveldiary
Why follow? Currently exploring Southeast Asia, you might recognise Niamh from Irish TV quiz show “Search”. Her photos of her travels are full of colour and would make anyone dream of a holiday in Thailand!
Fisherman’s cave on Ko Yao Noi. You have to take a boat to reach it, totally worth it. #thailand #kohyaonoi #thaiislands #island #cave #caveswimming #stalagtites #greenwater #seacave #cavern #bikinibod #bikini #bikini #igtravel #igtraveling #instatravel #instafitness #travelgram #travelblogger #travelblog #greenbikini #irishgirl #flashpacker #backpacker #travel #asia A photo posted by Niamh Geaney (@missniamhgeaney) on
Why follow? Jean has a way of making landscapes come to life and her Instagram is bursting with colour from her travels be it at home in Ireland to or at the other side of the world in New Zealand!
Queenstown you’ve been amazing! #QueenstownHolidays A photo posted by Jean Cotter (@aspoonfuloftravel) on
Why follow? Danielle has a keen eye for detail and her photos really tell a deeper story of the destination she is in. Be sure to read her captions – they’ll bring you on a mini adventure of your own.
#glüwein was a must today. And it was so good. #germanytourism #in_germany #i_germany #visitkoeln #urbanCGN #Cologne #germany A photo posted by @bootsnotroots on
Why follow? Nadia combines travel with style so easily I wonder if she it’s even possible to take a bad photo of her. Be it travelling around Ibiza on luxury yachts or jetting off to the Caribbean, this is one account you need to follow.
• Jamaica • …..floating in the biggest swimming pool on the island To celebrate being shortlisted by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation @travelcaribbean for their ‘Best Travel Journalism’ award and the fact that I’m kicking off my (kind of) round the world trip in Antigua and St. Barths next week, let me do a little countdown of my favourite islands I’ve visited in the Caribbean so far. One each night until I go (3/5) A photo posted by Nadia El Ferdaoussi (@nadia_dailyself) on
Why follow? Stephanie is a blogger from Ireland who recently upped and moved her life to New York. Her Instagram is full of wanderlust-inducing pics of the big city that would make anyone want to visit The Big Apple to pursue their dreams.
Almost 1 month in New York & I couldn’t be happier #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #travel #anntaylor #sales #weekend #waldorfastoria #manhattan #fblogger #style #ootd #outfit A photo posted by Stephanie O’Quigley (@stephanieoquigley) on
Why follow? Not a blogger, but wow does this girl take some stunning photographs. Worth a follow!
C’est magnifique!✨ . . . . . #ireland #dublin #france #beautifuldestinations #igparis #traveling #dublinigers #lovindublin #travelblog #irishblogger #parisjetaime #travelgram #wanderireland #instaparis #lifestyle #plantbased #travel #welltraveled #vegan #passionpassport #travelawesome #dametraveler #doyoutravel #paristopphoto #exploringtheglobe #thatsdarling #wanderlust #paris #vsco #vscocam A photo posted by Brittany Alexander (@brittany.alexander_) on
Why follow? A digital marketer that travels up to 10 countries a year while keeping her full-time job, Orla’s profile explodes with colour. Great one to follow for inspiration for weekend breaks!
Why follow? Ireland’s most famous travel blogger, following Johnny’s Instagram allows you a small insight into his life on the road, trying to visit every country in the world. You can also see the projects he works on in his down time (not that he has any!) and tips on how to live a full life.
Why follow? Who doesn’t love hilarious animal selfies, photos of nature and regular videos that make you want to climb a mountain, kayak down a river or jump naked into a lake?! If Ireland, Australia or New Zealand are on your bucket list, Allan is the guy to follow!
Begin your life’s journey on the paths. They’ll lead you places and views you can only imagine. But the magic really starts when you go off track : @ellenprojects A photo posted by Allan Dixon – Adventurer (@daxon) on
Why follow? Kassi is an award-winning blogger from Greece who lives in Dublin. Her Instagram is the perfect mix between fashion, style and travel and her blog gives great tips on how you can achieve the same flawless looks!
Last nights outfit • Thank you @boohoo and @burrell_pr for my #NYE look ☺️• #2017 #boohoo #justkassitravels ~ snapchat : justkassi.com ~ A photo posted by Kassiani Cheirogeorgou (@justkassi) on
Why follow? With over 20 years of experience on the travel industry, Sarah doesn’t just share her amazing travel photos from her holidays around the world, she teaches you how to find the same, great deals!
Love this pic, that’s @marieclaireporter for taking it! #valdisere #skiingholiday #luxurytravel #sunwayclubmedski #ski #mountains #snow #perfectday A photo posted by The Travel Expert (@the_travel_expert) on
Why follow? Following this account is like watching a movie. You never know what crazy mischief Max is going to get up to next. He is in the air more than a commercial pilot and has squad goals you should all be jealous of.
Just another Wednesday in #Turkey with @jordynkraemer on #TheYachtWeek. #Regram from the #BeardedBrazilian and partner in crime over the last three weeks on and #UnderWater Mr. @raularagao A photo posted by Max Rantz-Mc Donald (@maxrmcd) on
Why follow? Tara is a top Irish blogger who shares her colourful and fun adventures around the world. And when I say colourful, I mean it. This account will always put a smile on your face.
Just viewing a potential holiday home in Slovenia. No big deal. This is Predjama castle. It is built into the cliffside and connects to the incredible underground caves of Postojna. So back in the day when anyone tried to conquer the castle they were never cut off from food. They were able to sneak through the caves and out to the nearest town. Genius. But really, the most important this is that it’s one hell of a good looking castle. Thanks for taking pretty photos of me @sadieskitchen.ie #ifeelsLOVEnia #LoveTheWorld A photo posted by Tara Povey (@whereistarablog) on
Why follow? Well, I could not leave myself off the list! Follow if you want bright wanderlust-inducing photos in your daily feed. You never know what destination will pop up next.
One of the most incredible places I stayed this year was at this amazing eco lodge in Sapa, Vietnam. Can you imagine waking up to this view, with the sound of birds outside your window and a panoramic view of all the terraced ride fields and then going for a walk up the hill and taking a MASSIVE outdoor bath ? It was the most magical experiences. What a place and definitely one of my travel highlights from 2016. I actually spent a whole month in Vietnam but wish I had way longer. I’ll be back!
Why follow? If you love Ireland and have no intention of leaving anytime soon, this is an account to further cement your love for our beautiful capital city.
Dublin is my home and I love it with all the goods and bads. . Thank you @mapiful for this beautiful map of my home . you can get a15% discount if you use the discount code: RAMONA15. Valid until the end of December. #mapiful #ad #DublinMyDarling #living_europe #SUITCASEtravels #TopEuropePhoto #mynextholiday #momentslikethese A photo posted by Ramona | I ❤ Dublin | Ireland (@beluck.ie) on
Why follow? Daily features from the best of Irish photographers, it’s impossible not to follow this account and fall in love with Ireland over and over again.
Doonagore Castle at sunset. Congrats on this stunining pic! : @wild_sky_photography Tag your pics #youririshadventure to be featured A photo posted by Your Irish Adventure – Ireland (@youririshadventure) on
Why follow? A talented photographer, Conor’s use of light ensures his photos always stand out from the crowd. Be it Christmas Markets in Hamburg or a deer in Phoenix Park, his photography is stunning and his adventures in Ireland both during the day and at night will give you a new appreciation for this beautiful island nation!
Hanging out with my favourite Dublin Residents at a beautiful sunrise today #lovindublin #igersdublin #irishpassion #dublinbible #natgeomyshot #irelandgram #wanderireland #thelensbible #natgeoinspires
A photo posted by Conor Phelan (@conorphelanphoto) on
Why follow? A big part of travel is, and always will be, about food. If you’re looking for some #foodporn from Ireland, this is the account to follow.
Autumn has hit #Ireland and #cork I can feel it in my bones. It’s around now I start to crave root vegetables. It’s this little root vegetables extravaganza for me tonight. Simply roasted with sea salt oregano rapeseed oil, sumac and my favourite green sauce and ardsallallagh #goatscheese full recipe at www.atasteof-ireland.com see link on my profile. #tasteofireland #corkfood #tasteofcork #tastecork #foodtourism #eatclean #liverdetox #liverhealth #skincare #carrotsandskincare A photo posted by Sean O’Manachain (@tasteofireland) on
Why follow? A fellow Irish travel blogger, Una has a unique way of sharing her favourite places and moments in Ireland with her followers. She also shares photos from abroad, but her Irish pics are my favourites and always make me miss home.
#Throwback to our caravan in Allihies – one of the best adventures that we had on the #wildatlanticway A photo posted by ✈️ Before My Mam Dies (@beforemymamdies) on