Top Irish Travel Content Creators You NEED To Follow in 2020

top irish travel bloggers

With the whole of Ireland opting to take staycations this summer rather than risking overseas travel, I thought it was about time I put together a list of the best Irish travel content accounts from Instagrammers to travel bloggers to up-and-coming YouTubers.

This isn’t a list of the BIGGEST creators (with the most followers) but rather a list of the BEST, with all of these guys being recommended and loved by many. If you’re looking to check out Ireland’s top travel bloggers for 2020...keep reading!

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Top Irish Staycation Instagrammers 

I want to start the list with Irish travel content creators who mainly share on Instagram rather than on an actual blog or YouTube. These guys share beautiful photos of Ireland and share excellent Ireland staycation tips in their stories as they show off the best of Ireland.


Let’s get this list started with Tom because Tom’s hilarious and honestly there aren’t too many lads doing travel content in Ireland for some reason. Tom is a guide who normally spends his days guiding around enthusiastic groups of tourists to all his favourite spots around Ireland. He is incredibly knowledgable, especially about West Cork, and knows all the best beaches and hikes – which he brings his trusty companion Archer on with him. 

The past few months he has taken to van life and has taken his loyal followers on adventures all around the South and West coast of Ireland. Beautiful photos with a fun commentary – love watching Toms stories every day!


Do these guys ever stop smiling and having fun? I only started following @thetextbooktravels this summer but absolutely love their fun stories, beautiful photos of Ireland, and their passion for travel in this lovely little island we call home.

Déanna & Kilian, who both have full-time jobs and just travel whenever they’ve time off, are quickly growing a loyal following on Instagram as people tune in to see what sort of staycation adventures they get up yo next. Right now they’re on an epic Wild Atlantic Way road trip so be sure to watch their stories as they make their way south. 

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Murder Hole, County Donegal 📍 . This is a beach that’s doing the rounds lately because of some decent advertising and a mention in @lonelyplanet as one of the world’s best hidden beaches. Just not so hidden anymore ironically! 😂 . For those of you who are happy to drive straight here, that is very possible and not difficult to find either but it will bring you through some lovely places and be wary that it is a good drive! It’s nearly at the top of the country. . For anyone wanting to get a bit of a hike in, you should read on! . We parked up at Trá na Rossan beach which is actually a lovely beach itself and much much safer for bathing which is what we did when we got back from our hike. If you park here, walk down to the beach and turn right and walk the entire length of the strand and you’ll see a path heading up the hills. You can either hug the headland and hike around for an extra bit and some nice views of Horn Head and Tory Island – we took this path and it ended up being an extra 1km but also a lot of scrambling. The other option is follow the quad bike tracks and head straight over the hill in front of you. . You’ll be treated to a beautiful panoramic view of this incredible beach if you put the work in for it! Where we took this picture, we enjoyed our view and then headed back for a swim at Trá na Rossan but you can continue on – either head to the summit and see the outlook post or head down to the Murder Hole itself, whatever tickles your fancy! All we ask is please do not try swim here – you can physically see the numerous different riptides in the picture above! We took local advice and kept the swimming to a safer beach. Not worth the risk! . So what you guys think? Worth a drive up? We definitely thought so! ☺️ . . #discoverireland #makeabreakforit #tourismireland #tourismdonegal #donegal #countydonegal #murderhole #murderholebeach #lonelyplanet #ireland #ireland🇮🇪 #irelandtravel #ireland🍀 #staycationireland #beachvibes #hiddenbeach #ireland_gram #irelandhiking #walkingireland #hike #exploreireland #irishexplorer #discoverireland_ #ireland_insta #instaireland

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When I asked my Instagram followers to send me their favourite Ireland staycation-inspiring Instagrammers, this is probably the name that came up most. And to be honest, I’ve been hearing about this account from people ALL SUMMER LONG!

This fun travel account is run by Nicola Lavin who, as her bio clearly states, is “exploring the world after spending 18 years bedbound due to Lyme disease.” And boy is he making up for lost time! Nicola is currently working on a “Rediscover Ireland” series and is showing off all the best places to visit on your staycation from Wicklow to Galway to the beaches of Donegal!

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Thank you NASA for really going that extra mile to totally mess 2020 up and change all the Star Signs! I’ve lived my life for 42 years as a Taurus ♉️ and now you want me to be an Aries ♈️ not happening!! What does this even mean for my marriage? Taurus and Libra match made in heaven. Aries and Virgo not so much! What before and after Star signs are you? Head to my stories if you have no idea what I’m talking about. And who can even pronounce Ophiuchus? . . . . . #newzodiac #zodiacsign #ophiuchus #tauruswoman #littlepiecesofireland #travellushes #topirelandphoto #ireland #bestofireland #dametraveler #ladiesgoneglobal #sheexplores #explorerbabes #irishblogger #irishtravelblogger #travelgirlsgo #galwayblogger #downpatrickhead #creatorsie

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This Girls Wanderlust is an Instagram account and travel blog run by Irish gal Brenda who aims to show people you can still travel with a chronic illness having been diagnosed back in 2018 aged just 34.

You will find a mix of Ireland and international travel content, ranging from fields in Kerry to UNESCO heritage sites in Jordan and beyond. Brenda is one of the few on this list that also has a travel blog, packed full of excellent travel guides to help you plan your trips both home and abroad.

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My most surprising discovery so far in Co. Kerry is:⁣ ⁣ The insanely cool Carrigafoyle Castle. I never knew about this place till recently. It’s a pity the tide was out, as the sea somewhat surrounds the castle, but I will be back to see that and I would imagine sunset/sunrise would be amazing here. ⁣Usually the castle is open to go inside but it’s temporary closed at the moment. ⁣ ⁣ We even had the whole place to ourselves while the rest of Kerry was crowded on a sunny summers day. Just up from the castle is a little island (Carrig island), that you can drive on to and park, the beach on the west side is worth checking out.⁣ ⁣ Have you found somewhere locally this year that you didn’t know was there before??⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #carrigafoylecastle #discoverkerry #discoverireland #irelandtravel #psoriaticarthritis #womentravel #girlswhoexplore #femaletraveller #femaletravelinspo #womentravellers #girltravel #solotravelingisfun #travelsolo #instatraveller #instatravelgram #wanderlusters #traveladdicts #placestosee #travelinfluencer #worldcapture #travelig #planetwanderlust #travel_photography #bucketlisttravel #wanderlusttravel #thisgirlswanderlust #ireland_gram #ireland_travel #irishtravelblogger #kerrytourism

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All Around Ireland is an Instagram and Travel blog that is, you guessed it, dedicated to travel all around Ireland. Run by travel writer and photographer Kerry Kissane and Jose, the photography (mainly of the West of Ireland) will have you believing Ireland really is the most beautiful country in the world to be stuck in. And I guess it is!  ;-)


Diary of a Dublin Girl, this aesthetically appealing Instagram account run bu Sarah Hanrahan really is….very pretty. As Sarah has made it her job to plan trips and experiences around Ireland, it makes sense that her posts are full of fun ideas for staycations in Ireland.

From a quick dip in the sea in Dublin to finding some more unknown walks and hikes near the capital, this account is great one to follow for anyone living in Dublin!


Digital marketer with Google by day, content creator by night! Dearbhla is showing off the best of Ireland from Cavan to Donegal and she somehow seems to luck out with the weather wherever she goes!

A mix of travel, fashion and fitness (from Ireland and abroad), this bride to be is another fun account to follow for inspiration.


I’ve been following Victoria for many years now and honestly her content is more creative and more inspiring by the day. If you’re looking for a little bit of magic every day, this is a fantastic account to follow and feel inspired by.

There’s a lot of pink, a lot of flowers, flowy dresses, beautifully curly red hair and of course photos from all over Ireland that make Ireland look like some sort of fairytale location. I mean…just look at this snap from Wexford Lavender Farm below!

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🚗 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬… 𝐚 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 🎼⁣ Speaking of road trips 2020 might be officially dedicated to discovering Ireland 🇮🇪 ⁣ ⁣ 🌾 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐦🌾⁣ As I mentioned it before, we visited Lavender farm in Wexford. Such a peaceful, stunning place to visit 🐝⁣ Entrance is free you just need to pay for car park🚘⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ❓𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭❓⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #lavenderfields #discoverireland #irelandtravel #roadtripgoals #roadtrippin #lavender #lifestyleblogs

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Our Irish Story is an account run by Siobhán that documents her family life living in the South West of Ireland. Think cute thatched cottages, cycling through fields of barley, summer picnics, fields of flowers, and just endless dreamy photos of life in the Irish countryside – or what it would be like if it never rained! ;-)


Niamh from “Niamh’s Adventure” calls Kerry home but most certainly doesn’t limit her staycation adventures to Kerry…although it definitely is her speciality! From hiking to finding deserted beaches, ruined castles, and off-the-beaten-track gems, another fab account to follow for staycation inspo.

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Looking to #makeabreakforit Waterford, Ireland's oldest city is steeped in history, surrounded by glorious coastline and stunning beaches. ✨👌 ❌ I have saved a Waterford highlight on my page showcasing all the incredible places to visit in the County including this spectacular castle. ❌ Make sure to add Lismore Castle and Gardens to your list! 😍 #staycation #travelireland #visitireland #waterford #visitwaterford #waterford_way #instaireland #lovinireland #discoverireland #ireland #countywaterford #castle #castlesofireland #creatorsie #castlesoftheworld #full_irish #bestirelandpics #lismorecastle #yourcastles #exploreireland #living_europe #journeyofgirls #girlaroundworld #beautifuldestinations #insta_ireland #femmetravel #passionpassport #welivetoexplore #womenwhoexplore

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These two bring a bit of cheekiness and luxury to Irish travel content. Think cheeky photoshoots wrapped up in duvets, van life with a touch of class, fun poses, fun locations and a mix of both Irish travel content and inspiration from around the world. 


Last but definitely not least on my list of top Ireland staycation Instagram accounts is Keelin from SunScribes Travel. If you’re looking for Kerry travel tips, don’t even bother checking out anyone else’s account as this account should be your go-to. She also quickly growing a following on Tik Tok due to her fun Kerry travel videos, which is actually how I discovered her!

Some of her photos from Kerry make Ireland look like the South of France! 


If you are looking for Ireland staycation inspiration but you want a little more luxury and tips for cute boutique hotels to stay in, then definitely follow Isabelle. She shares a mix of Ireland content and dreamy photos from her overseas travels and with over 12,000 followers on Instagram I can see Issy’s Escapades are a firm fave with many.


Best Irish Family Travel Accounts

Next, it’s on to the best family travel creators, a mix of Instagrammers and bloggers, who produce excellent family travel content to inspire travel around Ireland and abroad.


Top of my list of family travel accounts to follow is @wherearewegoingtomorrowtravel as there is no other family on this list that has quite literally travelled the world with their kids. Gillian and Mick, who are from Ireland (and back living here now) were living in Australia when they decided to pack it all in and take their two kids Sophie and Chloe on a world tour to over 30 countries. Pretty amazing, right?

Now they’re back in Ireland and are off on mini staycations and adventures around Ireland almost every weekend – and Gillian shares so many amazing tips in her Insta stories so families can get ideas and copy her well-planned itineraries. 


This another wonderful Ireland family travel account run by Emma and featuring her beautiful three kids. This account focuses almost exclusively on Ireland and family travel but also includes food, lifestyle and ideas for activities with kids.

With a following of over 30,000 loyal fans, I can tell there are already lots of people in Ireland that love following this families adventures.

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– KILKEE BY THE SEA- Got up this morning to go for a drive and ended up having a brilliant day on Kilkee beach. It's where I spent my Summers as a kid, and it's where my own kids associate summer holidays with. It's a great beach for kids as the water is calm and safe for paddling and swimming, and regardless of the tide there's always plenty of space on the beach to play and build. We went early, and left as things started to get busy. We are headed to Kilkee for a week in August, but it has been nice to get a few day trips in during the lovely weather. We are headed back to Dublin at the end of the week and I'm pretty sure I'll have to drag my kids pulling and screaming 🙈 We've had some of the most amazing adventures over the last couple of weeks, and I can't wait to explore Adare, Kenmare & West Cork in later in the month! All recommendations welcome 🙌😉 . . #lifewithtinyhumans #coclare #beachlife #beachdays #familyoffive #kilkee #irishmammy #irishmom #ipbig

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Saucepan Kids, run by Debbie, is an award-winning travel blog dedicated to family travel both at home and abroad. Right now, like most bloggers, the focus is on Ireland and staycations from Connemara to Wexford and beyond.

While you will find lots of fun travel snaps on their Instagram, their blog is the one to really dive into as it’s packed with excellent travel guides to help you plan your trips away in detail. 


Bumbles of Rice is a fairly well established family travel site and Instagram account run by Sinead Fox. It documents the travels and adventures (from trips away to short day trips) of her family of 3 kids and the blog is about travel, food and family life.

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We visited @eagles.flying near Ballymote, Co. Sligo yesterday. Here’s what you need to know: – there’s a morning and afternoon session, you’ll need to arrive at these times – the gate opens 30 mins before the show. We phoned to pre-book our tickets (we paid, not a collab) – There’s a tour of the grounds before the show and you can learn lots from the guides – The show lasts over an hour and when the birds (owls, birds of prey) are flying close overhead small kids need to stay seated. It’s a long time for them. – If it’s busy not every child will get to catch a bird, you’re told this from the beginning but some kids may still be disappointed – People sitting in the front 3 rows to right and left were more likely to get a turn than middle or back – The passion of the staff for what they do shines through, they love telling people about the birds – The petting zoo opens after the show, this is great fun, there are pigs running loose, mice, macaws, goats, lots of bunnies to pet, foxes, and we met a python as we left the grounds – My kids really enjoyed it and we’d recommend for age 6 up – Entry is €45.90 for 2 adults and 2 kids, and €7.90 for additional kids – See my highlights for much more #visitsligo #bumblesdaysout #wildatlanticway #wildatlanticwaysligo #wildlife #familyfriendlyireland #daysoutwithkidsireland #sligo #sligowhoknew #ireland #eagle #makeabreakforit #discoverireland #bumblesdaysout

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The Family Edit Blog is another beautifully put together and aesthetically appealing Instagram account that I simply have to share. They have highlight reels from pretty much every county in Ireland, so wherever you’re planning to go, they can probably help you out with it.


This lovely Instagram account run by Kristina documents the travels of her family (including a set of twins!) around Ireland. Their aim is to visit all 32 counties on the island of Ireland and I feel they’re gonna reach that goal fairly fast seeing as they have already visited 24 counties! This blog is all about adventure, and kid-friendly adventures at that, so perfect for some family-travel inspiration. 

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Some days you’re gliding across crystal clear waters while the sun kisses your skin, and other days you barely make it out of pajamas and eat your dinner out of a leftover container with your fingers at 7:30pm while waiting for your kids to fall asleep so you can relax. 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 . . Today was a low-key Saturday and I have absolutely no qualms about that, it helps us appreciate the more adventurous days I think. What’s on the agenda for your weekend – big plans, or nice and quiet? . . These kayaks aren’t ours, we rented them from @carlingfordadventure last weekend. We chose the option to paddle around on our own for an hour, and we even were able to jump on their water trampolines – a huge hit with Frank! Check them out if you’re ever in the area. 👍🏻 #notanad . . #carlingfordlough #colouth #carlingford #visitcarlingford #kayakireland #adventurekids #ipbig #creatorsie #familyfriendlyireland #lovesireland #igersireland

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With over 44,000 followers on Instagram, it’s fair to say Cliona already has a very dedicated following. Her Instagram documents family life, eating healthy and her travels around Ireland alongside her beautiful family. 

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A wild & windy trip up the mountains today. It certainly blew off all the cobwebs. Bantry and it’s surrounds are amazing. I can’t get over how we didn’t know about the drive up the Priests Leap and over the Kerry border towards Kenmare. It’s is 50% breathtaking & 50% white knuckle ride 🤪🤣. And the drive east back to Bantry is just stunning. Definitely recommend. Throw in a stop In Glengarriff playground & it’s happy days. . . . . . . . . . #momlife #momblogger #mommyblogger #motherhood #mommyhood #realmom #realmum #realmomstyle #realmumstyle #momsofinstagram #momlifeisthebestlife #ipbig #irishblogger #discovercork #discoverireland #staycation #staycation2020 #discoverkerry

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This Instagram is run by The Callaghan Posse, a family of four currently showing you the best of Ireland. You’ll usually find a fun mix of international travel content and Irish staycations here, as the Callaghans are keen to show their kids the world!


Celt and Kiwi is a super cute blog run by family bloggers Tiernan and Rachel, and their beautiful daughter Wendy. Their blog aims to show off the beauty of Ireland to people arriving from abroad and also teaches people about visas and how to live in Ireland.

Their photography is very beautiful, full of cute portraits of little Wendy off exploring Ireland.

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How lovely is this? Two weeks ago I had no idea there was a lavender farm in Ireland. @wexfordlavender is just outside of Inch, which turned out to be a quick hop up the N11 highway from where we spent our holiday in #Wexford. Seeing the purple fields was particular exciting, since we know there won’t be a holiday to the south of France for some time! How lucky are we to have our own mini Provence in Ireland ❤️? There must be some fabulous honey in this area as the bees were plentiful! @koppa7adventures found the same at a lavender farm in Oregon. Have you been to a lavender farm before? Where in the world was it? They seem to be everywhere! #irishexplorer #ireland #visitwexford #bestforsun #tourismireland #failteireland #irelandsancienteast #staycation #staycationireland #familytravelblog #familygapyear #kidsexploring #familytravellers #toddlertravel #irelandtravel #lavender #botanicalbeauty #unpluggedchildhood

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Accounts By The Irish Abroad


When I asked you guys what other travel bloggers you follow, the majority of people pointed me to Steph and Tim, from @stephmylife, who I was lucky enough to meet while living in Bali. Steph, also from Cork, has spent the past few years living in Asia and travelling the world – spending the last few months of lockdown on a beach in Malaysia.

Steph offers incredibly detailed travel guides, saving plans and coding courses on her site, and anyone that has stumbled upon her Instagram will know that her photography and editing is pure dreamy. 


An Irish family that packed up their lives and moved overseas to Tenerife. if you want to see what it’s like to live abroad in endless sunshine, this is a fun and very bright and sunny account to follow. Their photography is very beautiful, with lots of light and sunshine in every shot!

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Hi ! Remember us ? It’s been a minute hasn’t it , since I’ve wrote a long caption filled with updates on our move abroad ! Well your in for a long one ! .. So stay tuned if you want me to wrap the last month up in an instagram caption . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ So since our move in March things were not looking so hopeful firstly we went in to FULL ON LOCKDOWN for 12 weeks . Ross’s job was put on hold with the possibility it wouldn’t be there in the end and my job which we were relying on financially was completely taken away ! But we pushed threw and stayed hopeful , then as you know 7 weeks ago Levi got extremely sick and was tested for Covid 19 twice luckily it came out negative ,but it was a very scary time in our lives resulting in a critical blood transfusion . But something I could have never imagined happened.. YOU GUYS. . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You guys gave us back our hope and by helping us ,we began to feel that the positivity return . When we returned home after hospital I tried to get back to normality but it just wasn’t happening as easily as I hoped so I decided to focus on what’s important like family and positive thinking , and take a little break from all social media . And it’s been great ! We’ve had ALOT happen over the last few weeks and so much stuff I’m excited to update you on ! Levi’s updates , and job updates and all things moving and making a life abroad ( even when things don’t go to plan 😂) With all that being said, We are so excited to continue sharing our journey on YouTube and Instagram and keep a close eye on our stories and captions for all these fun updates I’m talking about !! We appreciate all your messages and support over the last few weeks so many people saying there missing the updates , we are grateful ❤️🥰 ⚠️ it’s important for us to add influence isn’t about popularity, it’s about productivity and it’s important to bring some good influence into those people who follow along so we will continue to educate and learn and share this with you guys ❤️ Black lives have always mattered and will never stop mattering in our home 🏠

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I freaking LOVE these guys. Came across them late last year I think, and absolutely loved following their pretty while adventures through India and Sri Lanka, mainly because these guys SERIOUSLY know how to travel on a budget.

Originally from Dublin, and coming home soon as the ungraceful two become the ungraceful THREE, this pair are hilarious to follow and their travels, their stories and their posts are unlike anyone else you will find on Instagram.


Mark and Sarah, the two Irish expats, are a particularly interesting couple to follow. Originally hailing from Cork, they currently both live and work in Iraq and have big plans to someday buy a boat and spend two years sailing around the world.


A Girl Who Blooms, run by Sioban and Joe, is probably one of the largest travel Instagram accounts in Ireland. This very talented travel couple usually reside in Bali while travelling the world and collaborating with luxury hotels, but have been back in Ireland since March and are sharing content from their home county of Waterford.

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Paradise on earth 💦🦈 . Fun fact, black tip reef sharks are totally harmless and actually quite shy. One of the most incredible experiences of staying in the Maldives is seeing so many sting rays, sharks and tropical fish swimming around in the crystal clear lagoons. . Joe has irrational fear of sharks and even these guys didn’t bother him 🥰 . Would you swim here? 🦈 . 📷 by @alifeiimagined •• #travellingthroughtheworld #exploretocreate #passionpassport #vacations #beautifulmatters #condenasttraveler #speechlessplaces #travelbloggeres #iamtb #voyaged #beautifuldestinations #bestplacestogo #paradise #bestvacations #islandgirl #americanstyle #creativetravelcouples #travelandleisure #earthpix #visitmaldives #maldives

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Teeny Tiny Travels was suggested by a few people and I simply had to include her on this list. Martina is a travel-loving girl from the west of Ireland, working as a chef on superyachts which takes her around the world. Her staycation content is super fun, and you can just tell she would be mad craic to hang out with.

Top Irish Travel Bloggers

This section is for established travel bloggers, who have excellent blogs worthy of your time to help you plan your travels both in Ireland and abroad. Many of these bloggers will also have a significant following on social media too, mainly Instagram, Facebook or YouTube.

Nadia’s Daily Self

Nadia’s Daily Self is a blog name synonymous with Irish travel writing. Nadia is a freelance travel writer for many national publications in Ireland and had written for the Irish Independent, Stellar Magazine, Image and more.

Mixing fashion, food, travel and lots of wine, Nadia’s followers love how down-to-earth and adventurous she, always up for surfing, adult summer camps, and even multi-day hikes through the Dublin mountains. Be sure to check out her blog for excellent staycation guides with a touch of adventure and a side of luxury. 

The Travel Expert

Sarah from The Travel Expert is probably one of the best-known travel bloggers in Ireland. Her blog is very well established and a go-to guide for many when looking for holiday information, discounts and specials and advice on many European destinations.

She also runs a fast-growing FB page and community, who go to her for up-to-date travel information about travelling abroad and staycations ideas.

Where is Tara

Tara is another long-established travel blogger in Ireland who has also won numerous national awards for her colourful Instagram account. When not travelling, she works as a pharmacist and shares a mix of travel and lifestyle content on her Instagram and blog.

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I was almost afraid to go to Powerscourt waterfall today because of crowds, and it certainly was busy at the foot of the waterfall, but there was barely anyone on the actual trails past the bridge around the other side of the waterfall. I'd never been down this particular path and I can't believe the views I've been missing out on. This is one of my favourite outdoor places within easy driving distance of Dublin. There are so many lovely trails and like I said, most people stop at the waterfall and don't go much further, so don't let initial crowds put you off if you do decide to visit. Despite my dislike of crowds, it was great to see large numbers of people giving the place lots of business at the coffee shop and via entrance fees. I imagine it means a lot to local businesses at such a crazy time like this. Also, HOW BEAUTIFUL AND GREEN IS IT?! 😍💚💚💚 The Jurassic Park theme was playing in my mind on repeat. #whereistara #tarastraveltribe #irelandsancienteast #ireland #visitWicklow #wicklow #powerscourtwaterfall #powerscourt #wicklowmountains #irelandtravel #ireland_insta #ireland_gram #ireland_passion #irelanddaily #irishstaycation #irelandphotography #huaweip40pro #huaweicreatives #huaweimobile #wearetravelgirls #ladiesgoneglobal #girlslovetravel #loveireland #discoverireland #visitireland

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Stone Family Travel

There is no better woman to get advice on family travel from, especially family travel on a budget, than a Mum to 7 than brings her children on holidays abroad to all sorts of exciting destinations. Corrina is the QUEEN of budget travel ideas and is also one of the most creative Mums I know.

On The Q T

OnTheQT is the brainchild of Cork native Stephanie Lynch, an enthusiastic travel writer and entrepreneur who also hosts a travel show on Cork radio station Red FM. Stephanie mainly shares travel info about Cork, and the rest of Ireland, with the off guide to destinations further afield.

Look Left Blog

Look Left is a long-established travel blog run by Gil Sousa, a Portuguese native who has called Cork home for over 7 years. Look Left is a mix of detailed itineraries for destinations around Europe, articles about fun day trips and train travel and beautiful travel photography.

Melanie May

Melanie May is a well-known food, travel and automotive writer who has written for many national print publications and also blogs over at  You will normally find her Snow boarding in Switzerland or driving a newly released landrover across Spain, but right now she’s staying home in Ireland and focusing on food and staycation content. 

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Dia dhuit Dhún na nGall! You’re lookin’ well. Destination inspiration for Donegal: a visit to the @slieveleaguecliffs followed by a lobster roll at the Slieve League viewing platform – €8.50 from The Lobster Pot Shack. A scenic drive to Sliver Strand beach at Malin Beg where the cliffs kiss the sand and the sheep hug the hills. A wild adventure at @visitwildireland animal sanctuary to learn about the recused lynx, wolves and bears. Oh my! Those are just a few things I enjoyed in Donegal but for a whole lot more have a look at my ‘Donegal’ highlight saved on my profile. #irelandtravel #ireland #igersireland #donegal #instadonegal #donegalbeaches #visitdonegal #slieveleague #silverstrand #silverstrandbeach #malinbeg #lobsterrolls #sliabhliag #ireland2020 #wildireland #melaniemay #irishtravel #irishtravelblogger #creatorsie #irishstaycation #igersdublin #makeabreakforit #failteireland #discoverireland #discoverunder10k #govisitdonegal #lovedonegal #traveljournalist

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Journalist On The Run

Well….that’s me. Would be a crime to leave my own blog off the list! :p

Up and Coming Irish Creators


A fun new travel account set up to focus 100% on travel in Ireland.


A fun new travel account run by Lisa who says she aims to visit a country for every year of her life but for now, like many others, if focusing on sharing lovely travel content including lots from West Cork. 

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An icon of Cork 💚 & she's standing next to this big white beacon 🙃 • Despite Baltimore being one of the main towns in West Cork, I had never been there! I'd love to return when the town is in full post-covid summer mode with people drinking pints in the sun and the harbour full of boats! Until then, I'll make do with a cup of tea from a cafe and a quiet walk around the headland with the famous Baltimore Beacon🍦 • Baltimore is about a 1½ drive from Cork City by car and about 2½ hours by the no. 237 bus (which isn't very regular!). The Beacon is on the headland just outside the town which can be reached via car or a 20 minute walk along a coastal road. • 📌 Baltimore Beacon, Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland🇮🇪 • #wildatlanticway #wawpics #discoverireland #creatorsie #lovinireland #irish_daily #irishphotography #exploreireland #bestofireland #ireland_gram #yourwayireland #wanderireland #visitireland #loveireland #tourismireland #therebelreview #spiritofireland #cork_daily #hellocork_ • #lostwithlisa

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Run by Laura, this is a beautiful photography-focused Instagram account and travel blog. Laura says she is dedicating the year to “capturing the raw beauty and fun of living in Ireland.” The blog is packed full of travel guides, including lots focused on things to do in Dublin.


Trish is a mighty woman on a mission to see the world! A single Mum and teacher, she has travelled to 5 continents and brought her daughter along to 37 countries on 4 continents already! Right now they’re back living in Galway and showing off Ireland.

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One great perk of teaching is having 8 weeks paid holidays every summer . We spent 5 weeks traveling through China, Vietnam and Cambodia during the summer of 2017. The memories from that trip will last forever. This summer will be spent in Ireland but we’re hoping we’ll be planning another epic journey soon ✈️ • • • #teachertravels #travelwithkids #travelmums #kidstravel #passionpassport #wanderlusting #littlestoriesofmylife #mytinyatlas #lifewelltravelled #sheisnotlost #travelwithtrish #worldtravelpics #travelandlife #traveldeeper #bestview #travelinspired #huffposttravel #southeastasiatravel #irishbloggers #irishtravelblogger #nigerianirish #mixedracekids #vietnamnow #myvietnam #openmyworld #singlemumtravels #singlemumlife

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Lots of people suggested adding Aine to this list and after checking out her gorgeous Insta account I can see why. A mental health nurse who travels around Ireland in her spare time in her self built Ford Transit Van, Aine’s photography is magical and she’s always off on some hiking, surfing or outdoor adventure.


Tour De Jess is yet another account that many Irish followers suggested make this list!  Sharing all things Ireland and adventure, her account is full of beautiful photos of raw Ireland – just the way we like it.


Robyn deserves to be on this list for her photography and editing alone as it is TOP CLASS. She makes ordinary-looking Irish towns and villages look pure dreamy! Worth a follow for staycation inspiration!


Boss Abroad is the new travel account of Fashion Blogger, Stylist and Presenter Lorna Duffy – often to be seen on our screens in the Ireland AM show on Virgin Media TV. Lorna is showing off some incredible staycation trips as well as fun hikes close to her home in Dublin.

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Getting those steps in…literally! 😎👌🏻 _______________________________________________________ 10km and 450 steps (36 flights of stairs) later…! ❤️ I finally got a chance to do the Cuilcagh Mountain Park and Boardwalk Trail (aka The Stairway to Heaven). That’s another walk/hike ticked off my never-ending bucket list! 😂Fun fact: it’s the highest point in Co. Fermanagh and Co.Cavan (2,182ft in total).👌🏻Check out my Fermanagh highlight for a sneak peek! 🕺🏼_______________________________________________________ #FashionBoss #igdaily #instadaily #hikerbabes #gltlove #wearetravelgirls #dametraveler #fashionstyle #happiness #travel #ireland #travelgram #summer #beautifuldestinations #travelling #stairwaytoheaven #cuilcaghboardwalk #hiking #ireland #travelphotography #l4l #f4f #follow #europeantravel #staycation #naturephotography #nature #landscape

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Katie is a travel mad creator who has already travelled to almost 50 countries around the world. Grounded in Ireland for now, she’s showing off some beautiful hotels and staycation spots with a touch of luxury.


While these guys have a fab Instagram, it’s their YouTube channel that you really need to check out as they share fun travel videos of all their staycation adventures around Ireland. Leah-Lou and Lea have some amazing guides to Northern Ireland which you must check out!

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The Dark Hedges in Co Antrim – probably the most popular Game of Thrones location in Northern Ireland. So much so that they have stopped all non-local access for cars, because it was getting so crowded. . . . Best time to visit is early in the morning (we got there for 7:30) to avoid crowds and get the shot you want! Swipe to see Leah’s shot of the Hedges, one that she has been wanting to get for a long time 👏🏽! . . . #IrishVlogger #DarkHedges #DarkHedgesNorthernIreland #GameOfThrones #GameOfThronesLocationsTour#GameofThronesNorthernIreland #creatorsie #irishcreators #WanderlustWednesday #Ig_Ireland #TravelPhotographers #TravelVlog #CouplesWhoTravel #unlimitedireland #gympluscoffee #MakeABreakForIt #GoProHero8Black #TravelVloggers #BordersAndBeyond #ig_Ireland #TravelVlog #IrishYouTuber #travelCouple #IrishCreator #IrishRoadtrip #travelireland #visitireland #NorthernIrelandRoadtrip #lovinireland #irishstaycation2020

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Alpha Adventures is a travel blog by Irish couple Alan and Aoife which documents their world travels including detailed guides to interesting locations like Russia, countries across South America and travel across Canada.

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Well, 2020 started on a good note at least 😑😑

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From sea swimming in Dublin to dreamy trips to Itay, I always love seeing Stephs pics show up on my Instagram feed for a bout of travel inspo. A fellow SUP lover, her account is super bright and colourful and her blog documents her travels including the time she spent living in China!

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SUP, Dublin!👯‍♀️ Portmarnock could be the best paddle yet- nice and calm, with waters clearer than Italy, according to @ciccinzia my resident expert – clear enough for the Lions Mane jellyfish that seemed to follow us for a few mins😱 Not bad for a Tuesday after work✨ . . . . . #paddleboard #sup #paddleboarding #standuppaddle #suplife #standuppaddleboard #standuppaddleboarding #standuppaddling #watersports #girlswhosup #paddleboardingadventures #isup #adventure #paddlelife #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #femmetravel #girlsborntotravel #girlaroundtheworld #girlsabroad #travelgirlsgo #thetravelwomen #ladiesgoneglobal #girldiscoverers #globelletravels #thefairytalebloggers #pinktrotters #portmarnockbeach #girlswhopaddleboard

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  • jennifer
    September 15, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Awesome post. I have been to Ireland but never to the dark hedges…. or to Achill Island… so much more to do and see in Ireland .