The West of Ireland is a visual feast of beautiful places and inspiring people, so we decided it was about time to give you the low down on some of the best West of Ireland Instagrammers.
Our only problem was choosing who to include. There are so many more brilliant West of Ireland feeds to follow, you can expect a follow-up list very soon.
Don’t forget to follow us too @lookwestie
Sophie Heyller: www.instagram.com/sophiehellyer/
A cold-water surfer and environmental activist based in Lahinch, Co. Clare, Heyller’s instagram account features stunning surf shots and inspiring snapshots from the community of DIY-ers and GIY-ers along the rugged coastline of the Atlantic.
Ollie O’Flaherty www.instagram.com/ollieoflahrty/
Fearless big wave surfer and surf school owner in Lahinch, O’Flaherty’s insta-feed is a full of big waves, sunset and surf school adventures.
Ian Mitchinson www.instagram.com/ianmitchinson/
Dad/Photographer/Surfer/Explorer living along the Wild Atlantic Way in the North West of Ireland. Ian has some epic images of adventurous things to do in the West. Be careful you might get vertigo!
Easkey Britton www.instagram.com/easkeysurf/
Surfer, scientist, explorer, artist Easkey Britton shares photos from her home in Donegal, as well as work and travel around the globe.
Claire Siobhán Walsh www.instagram.com/clairesiobhanart
A fashion designer who quit the London smog and escaped to County Mayo to become a mother, wife and artist. She showcases stunning images of daily life in Mayo.
Garden Designer, interior architect and RTE TV Presenter, author and much more, Cornelius shares photos from her work and gardens from her base in Co. Leitrim.
Food stylist and co-founder of the Lens and Larder workshops, Prendergast is based in Connemara. Expect to find stunning photos of the rugged coastline, foraging, and adventures in food and photography.
PR to the foodie stars of Galway, Regan’s Instagram account is the craic of Galway is showcased in the instagram account of PR and fitness guru Reagan.
Crafter and all-round doer, Michelle Fallon shows off country living from her cute cottage in Co. Roscommon where she regularly hosts workshops and classes.
Lecturer in organic growing, cheese making, fermenting, Weiland shares snapshots from his work at the Organic Centre in North Leitrim, as well as his family farm Neantóg in North Sligo.
Who have we missed? Feel free to ping us your suggestions of Insta-feeds that capture the visual magic of the West.
Cover Image: Ian Mitchinson