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16 awe-inspiring views of Ireland everybody should see once

It’s not a bad little country.

IRELAND IS A spectacular country. And there are certain sights that everybody – but everybody – deserves to see once in their lives.

1. From the cliffs at Dun Aengus to the wide Atlantic horizon

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2. Across Clew Bay from Croagh Patrick on a clear day

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3. Dublin’s Poolbeg towers at dusk, after walking along to the lighthouse

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4. The sun spreading over the Blue Stack mountains in Donegal in the morning

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5. Across Cork city from Patrick’s Hill

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6. Spring’s wild flowers in the moonscape cracks of the Burren

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7. Across the bar from a stool at the Long Hall on a quiet evening

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8. Croke Park, packed out in colours for an All-Ireland final

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9. The Sleeping Giant, from Slea Head at sunset

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10. Stacks of turf under the hills of Connemara

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11. Along a busy Quay Street on a sunny Galway morning

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12. Snow lying on the sweeping mountains of Wicklow

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13. The panorama across 18 counties from Loughcrew on a clear day

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14. The ceiling of stars over Kerry on a clear night

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15. The bright green of the Glen of Aherlow under blue skies

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16. And this door, seen from the inside

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What’s your favourite Irish view?

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