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Dublin's Most Instagrammed

Dublin is a city of wall-to-wall wonders. The buildings, landmarks and pretty parks dotted across our busy streets and open spaces serve not only as handy markers on a map; they’re the very essence of the city and an integral part of every Dubliner’s life. They also make for great pictures, as these most popular Dublin landmarks amongst the Instagram community show. Don’t forget, tag your pics with #LoveDublin

1. Temple Bar

No trip to Dublin is complete without capturing the magic of Dublin’s heartbeat, Temple Bar. Constantly buzzing with the joy, music and laughter of the city’s most famous pubs, you’ll undoubtedly capture a special moment or two!


2. Howth

There’s not many places better than idyllic Howth for a view of Dublin Bay. Taking a stroll out to Baily Lighthouse at the peninsula’s tip will give you an astounding panoramic view, stretching from Bray Head to Dollymount Strand. Howth is also famed for its fresh seafood, and there’s a host of delicious restaurants located in the town centre.


3. Ha'Penny Bridge

Adorned on postcards the world over, the Ha’penny Bridge is probably the most iconic shot of Dublin possible. Built in 1816, it was so-called because locals had to pay a half penny to cross it. The bridge gives great views of the Liffey, while connecting the north and south sides of the city.


4. Trinity College

A historic seat of learning in Dublin, Trinity’s extensive, old-worldly grounds span the area from College Green right down to Westland Row. Its awe-inspiring Long Room boasts 400 years of academia and a collection of 200,000 of the university’s oldest books. Top of the class is the ninth century Book of Kells, an absolute Dublin must-see.

 

Wandered into the misty night to take some creepy photos of campus #postlibrary #trinitycollegedublin #nightphotography

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5. St Patrick's Cathedral

This towering Cathedral is located five minutes south of Temple Bar, and is Ireland’s largest and tallest church. The well-kept grounds are a charming place to while away a sunny day and capture some nice shots in the process. 


6. Malahide Castle

Rumour has it that this ancient castle and its lavish Great Hall are still haunted by the ghostly figures of its illustrious past. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to step inside to get an awesome shot! The castle is just as spectacular from the outside as it is on the inside, and there’s regularly concerts headlines by world-famous bands held on its grounds each year.

 

The amazing Malahide Castle! #jotanaeuropa #malahidecastle #dublin #ireland

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7. Phoenix Park

One of the largest city parks in Europe, Phoenix Park offers urban dwellers a nearby sanctuary from Dublin’s hustle and bustle. The 7km ² of greenery is populated by herds of wild deer, and is also home to Áras an Uachtaráin, the home of the Irish president.


8. Dún Laoghaire

Dublin’s very own maritime oasis of Dún Laoghaire is a bounty of fantastic photo opportunities destined for your Instagram feed. Snap away in the seaside surroundings and enjoy a dip in Forty Foot, a stroll on the East Pier or some artisan food at the People’s Park Food Market.


9. Christ Church Cathedral

In the heart of medieval Dublin stands a site of worship for over a thousand years. First founded in 1028 but renovated constantly over centuries, its imposing Gothic structure remains a unmissable part of the city skyline. While the building itself is magnificent, both inside and out, many tales have sprung from its creepy crypts too.


10. Grand Canal

Although it’s the hub of Dublin’s tech community, Grand Canal offers so much more than high-rise apartments and offices. On a sunny day, you won’t find a more pleasant spot for lunch than at the water’s edge, watching the wakeboards and canoes pass by.

 

Those are the top Instagrammed locations in Dublin right now, but there are plenty more popular spots, just waiting to be photographed! Tag your snap with #LoveDublin and you might see it in our next article, or on our Facebook and Instagram channels.