Ireland Hiking Photos: Most beautiful images of Eire

August 30, 2021 by
POSTED BY August 30, 2021

In need of some walking inspiration? Seeing these Ireland hiking photos, it might be difficult not to book an Ireland walking tour right away! From the dramatic Cliffs of Moher to the deserted beaches along the Dingle Way, and from the starry skies in Kerry to the mysterious Aran Islands, these are our selection of Ireland’s most beautiful images and hiking photos!

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Photo: TheDuffers / CC BY 2.0

If you hike along the west coast of Ireland, you can hardly ignore the Aran Islands. These sparsely populated islands have a lot to offer in terms of historical and natural heritage. On Inis Mór, hikers can enjoy views over the cliffs, visit the remains of the prehistoric fortress Dún Aengus and discover a gray seal colony.

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Dunquin Harbour, Dingle Way

There is no shortage of beautiful images of walking tours on the Dingle Way, such as this walker photo taken above the harbour near Dunquin. Wow!

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Connemara Pony Photo credit www.nicholasgrundy.com

Connemara is a nature reserve in the west of Ireland. In Connemara National Park there are several walking paths, including the ascent of the 442 meter high Diamond Hill. Another famous feature of this Irish-speaking area is the Connemara pony, a type of pony that has lived in Ireland for centuries. So this is certainly a perfect place to shoot some beautiful hiking photos yourself!

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Photo: Neil Tackaberry / CC BY-ND 2.0

Light pollution is low along the Kerry Way, in the south west of Ireland. It is therefore one of the few places in Europe where a Dark Sky Reserve is located: a place where it is so dark at night that it is perfect for star gazing. This means that it is possible to see a breathtaking starry sky like this one. What more could you want after a long day of hiking?

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Cliffs of Moher, Burren Way

The dramatic Cliffs of Moher are without a doubt the highlight of the Burren Way. This natural wonder is the most popular attraction in Ireland – and with good reason. The much-photographed icon of Ireland does not run out of wonderful places to take hiking photos like this one! Enjoy the view of the many species of sea birds that live in the rock walls.

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Glenalo River waterfall looking towards Glendalough

It may be hard to comprehend, but the Wicklow Mountains range is older than the Himalayas. This nature reserve south of Dublin is one of the best places in Ireland for walking tours. The landscape of round mountains and many lakes largely took this shape during the last Ice Age. The mountains have been inhabited since Neolithic times; the famous Glendalough Monastery dates back to the sixth century AD.

We hope that you enjoyed this guide to Ireland Hiking Photos: Most beautiful images of Eire. If you are interested in an Ireland walking holiday, just get in touch.

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