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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With These 6 Stunning Photos of Irish Scenery

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With These 6 Stunning Photos of Irish Scenery

What better way to celebrate Ireland than to admire its awesome beauty?! These 6 gorgeous photos from Back Roads Ireland are hard to beat. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1. Fogher Cliffs, Valentia Island

Photo of Fogher Cliffs, Valentia Island, Ireland

The cliffs are the highest points on Valencia Island and the breath-taking views are certainly worth the short trek up. From Geokaun Mountain you can gaze out over the Skelligs, the Bray Tower and the Blasket Islands.

2. Turf banks, Achill Island, Mayo

Photo Turf banks, Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland

The Emerald Isle’s largest island has inspired artists and writers with its dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, boglands and rolling heathery slopes. Only accessible via a causeway, it is often seen as a repository for a lost way of life. 

3. Blasket Islands

Once home to the most westerly settlement in Europe, the Blasket Islands remain, for many Irish people, a potent symbol of Irish-speaking culture. There are six principal islands, the last of which was abandoned in 1953. 

4. Connemara

Home to the Connemara National Park, this rocky, mostly treeless terrain makes up much of the enigmatic beauty of the region. A drive around the area will take in the moors and sea-bitten coastline around Clifden, the northern mountains, and the watery vistas of the south. 

5. Dingle Peninsula

Dotted with early remnants of Christian churches, monastic settlements and Neolithic structures, this is south west Ireland’s most dramatic peninsula. There you can stand in the brooding presence of Mount Brandon and dine on the famed Dingle seafood. 

6. Sheep's Head Peninsula

Popular with walkers, this area of County Cork is crammed with stone walls, holy wells, secluded coves, lakes, churches, burial mounds, and the Sheep’s Head Lighthouse. A memorial to those who died in the Air India disaster of 1985 can be found in the coastal village of Ahakista.

Want to soak in these sights firsthand? DK Eyewitness Travel can lead the way for any adventure, to the cliffs of Ireland and beyond.

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