The Top Instagrammable Spots For Your Trip To Dublin
I thought that since today is St. Patrick’s Day, it would be fitting to write about a magical trip I was able to take a couple years ago that felt like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Obviously I’m talking about Ireland, and although I only spent 3 days there myself when I visited, I feel like I utilized those 3 days to the max, and really spent them diving into photographing the culture and locations. Luckily, I was able to also do a ton of exploring and adventuring when I was there, and had a great friend who was/is a local provide me with lots of insight into the area. And from there, I took off and really dedicated myself to capturing the countryside.
Today, I’m here to tell you about my list of must visit photography locations in Dublin, and a little bit about each location and what makes it special and unique, so as you plan your trip to Dublin, you have a good list of where to go!
The Temple Bar
The Temple Bar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dublin, and is known worldwide for its lively party-like atmosphere. Getting into the bar itself is nearly impossible (you should still try, though! Maybe you’ll be luckier than I was.) but you should still take a photo out in front of the pub. The bold red is beautiful!
The Temple Bar Streets & Surrounding Area
The area surrounding the actual Temple Bar is called the Temple Bar District, and, honestly, the best thing you can do is roam and explore. Walk slowly through the streets and they are filled with picturesque shops, streets, and insta-worthy spots. If you’re an avid fan of people-watching like I am, you will really appreciate the hustle and liveliness of the area.
The River Liffey
This is the main river that winds through Dublin, and there are many photo ops alongside it. You can even go across the bridges and get the skyline of Dublin.
Pro tip: the Ha Penney Bridge is a famous bridge, but there are many around the city that are even prettier. Don’t think it just has to be that bridge.
Trinity College is full of stunning architecture and old historical buildings and courtyards. It has a very romantic feel to the area, and is the perfect location to stop for photos.
Bray isn’t technically in Dublin, but it is a short train ride away and well worth the visit. It has a beautiful coastline that you can walk up and down, and best of all, a hill/mountain side that you can climb (or drive) up for a beautiful view of the city. Don’t skip this beautiful location and opportunity to venture out of the hustle and bustle of the city, and really see Ireland’s rolling countryside yourself.
I hope that you enjoyed my must visit photography locations in Dublin. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit Ireland, I would love to hear all about it and learn what locations were your own favorites! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!