20 Photos That Prove the West of Ireland is the Most Beautiful Place on Earth


The West of Ireland inspires imaginations, soothes souls and ignites creativity more than any part of Ireland.

Winter or summer, pounding rain or glorious sunshine, the West of Ireland is the most awe inspiring place we can think of in the world.

Don’t take our word for it though. See it for yourself. We think these twenty photos give you just a little taste of why the West is best.

1. We have beaches like this

2. The BEST natural swimming pools like Poll na bPéist on Inis Mór

3. We have the best driving routes

Car driving in Achill

4. We have yoga studios with views like this

Cliffs of Moher Retreat

Yoga class at the Cliffs of Moher Retreat

5. Of course you know we have some of the the best surf waves in the world

Big Wave surfer Ollie O'Flaherty

Big Wave surfer Ollie O’Flaherty. Photo Credit: Laurent Pujol

6. We live on the edge; the ocean surrounds us and inspires us


7. Some of the coastal landscapes are too beautiful to describe

8. Of course being on the West coast, we get the best sunsets in Europe!

Cliffs of Moher

9. And then there are the lakes

10. You can see the Northern Lights in Donegal

aurora donegal

11. Take that M50 – our traffic jams are much more craic

Sheep on Road Achill

12. There are restaurants like this

Misunderstood Heron

The Misunderstood Heron in Leenane. Photo: Misunderstood Heron Facebook Page

13. Of course there are the majestic Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

14. But we have Slieve League too.

Sliabh League Donegal

15. You can get lost in the wild

Eagles Rock

Eagles Rock, Co Leitrim. Photo Credit: Colin Gillen / Framelight

16. You can wave watch like this

Wave watching Roundstone

17. You can go off the grid

Camping West of Ireland

18. We have a Gaelic Chieftain!

Gaelic Chieftain

19. Did we mention the beaches?

Keem Beach

20. And you can hang out in places like this.

Ballynahinch Castle

So make it your business to be in the West this year.

Image Credits: All photos via Irelands Content Pool unless otherwise specified in the image caption.