6 Insta-worthy places in Ireland's Ancient East

Trim Castle County Meath

Between the River Shannon and the Irish Sea sits Ireland's Ancient East – a place filled with spectacular scenery and bursting with character. This is a true photographer's playground

1. Trim Castle, County Meath (@paulzygmunt)

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Movie fan? Did you know Trim Castle in County Meath was used in the 1995 blockbuster Braveheart? This majestic 12th century fortress is sure to add a sense of royalty to your feed! "They may take our likes…"

2. Glendalough, County Wicklow (@clarabmartin)

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Hidden in the heart of the "Garden of Ireland", also known as County Wicklow, you’ll find Glendalough – a place rich with history and Christian heritage. You can capture the peace of "the valley of the two lakes" or conquer the hills and be empowered by the panoramic views you’ll discover. A real treat for your followers!

3. Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary (@lazyengineer)

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With a fable of the devil and the story of a king, you’ll have no issues coming up with a caption for your shots taken of the magnificent Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. This iconic structure is just as impressive inside as it is outside so photographers, will be spoiled for choice!

4. Newgrange, County Meath

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Newgrange in County Meath is the epitome of what makes Ireland’s Ancient East so unique. This prehistoric passage tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be older than both Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids at Giza.

5. Cobh, County Cork (@barnadrift)

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Ah colourful Cobh! This idyllic little town in County Cork basks in coastal charm. Whether you’re exploring the final port of call of the doomed liner at Titanic Experience Cobh or escaping to the five-star Fota Island Resort, this quaint corner of Ireland is a photographer’s paradise!

6. Hook Peninsula, County Wexford (@stephen_iso)

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County Wexford is located in a part of Ireland known as "the sunny southeast" and who can resist visiting a place with a name like that? Explore the peninsula’s famous soft, sandy beaches before reaching the last stop: 800-year-old Hook Head Lighthouse. Surrounded by the sea, this untouched corner of the island is sure to provide backdrops of unimaginable beauty!

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