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10 Irish people abroad to envy on Instagram

The grass is always greener…


FOLLOW, SCROLL AND dream of far flung places…


Irish photographer Conor McDonnell doesn’t live abroad per se, but travels so much that he might as well.

He’s gone from being an amateur photography enthusiast to snapping the likes of pals Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris and Laura Whitmore.

South America Crew up Jesus Mountain conormcdphoto conormcdphoto

Instagram photo by Conor McDonnell * May 18, 2015 at 11:07pm UTC conormcdphoto conormcdphoto

Oh and he took the most liked Instagram photo ever, at Kim and Kanye’s wedding.

A year ago today Kim posted my photo. It's still the most liked photo ever on Instagram a year later. Mental conormcdphoto conormcdphoto

Follow him here.


Marie Claire O’Reilly is an air steward with Emirates, snapping her way around the world.

My favourite part of my job other than the travelling is the kids onboard! 7hours with this little guy on his first flight made my day!! marieclaire3487 marieclaire3487

I can't get #HomeToVote today so I'm asking you to #BeMyYes !! Get out, vote & bring other people & future generations happiness!!! Isn't that a great way to start your weekend!?! #MarRef #VoteYES #YourYESMatters ❤️ marieclaire3487 marieclaire3487


Ruth O’Neill was ‘made in Ireland’ but lives in LA, working as a reporter for E! News in LA. Not bad!

Happy birthday beautiful @lindseyjoy09! ruthoneill ruthoneill

ruthoneill ruthoneill

Follow her here.


Allan Dixon won Australia’s Best Job In The World Compeition in 2013 and has been making the most of it ever since.

His latest jaunt is taking him around Canada, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Istanbul. Phew.

Face to face. That's a super rare teeth grinning adorable Quokka on the left... (yes the left) and some guy with his mouth open on the right. daxon daxon

Follow him here.


Irish girl Fiona Byrne has been living in New York for several years now, where she writes for teen Vogue and hangs out with people like Jon Hamm and Zachary Quinto.

Grand Central Selfie nycfiona nycfiona

#TBT Sterling Cooper Draper Price holiday party nycfiona nycfiona

You can never separate an Irish woman from her crisp sandwiches though.

The most Irish thing you can eat: a crisp sandwich nycfiona nycfiona

Follow her here.


Irish guys Russell and Patrick run a food, travel and photography blog in London.

Our 200th post! gastrogays gastrogays

Both work in the media and their Instagram account is best avoided if you’re feeling hungry.

Thank you @shakeshackuk for giving us LIFE again gastrogays gastrogays

Pink beef fillet with filled gnocchi and shallot purée. melt in the mouth! thrilled to taste Irish Head Chef Anna Haugh's dishes - finally! @londonhousesw11 gastrogays gastrogays

Follow them here.


Irish guy who’s lived in Jakarta, Singapore and most recently Bangkok over the past few years, with occasional travels to Canada, Ireland and beyond. A refreshing look at life in a strange city.

Bangkok richardtoner richardtoner

Dinner. #china richardtoner richardtoner

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An Irish actor living in London, Sorcha’s Instgram feed is a mix of candid shots and arty delights.

Just got off the phone to Bridie the birthday babe! Sure I'll have to live until I'm 200 so I can keep my prayers going for you. Ahaha! Happy birthday to the most incredible human I know, 96 today. You are amazing! sorchabannon sorchabannon

A PRIVATE ACT IN A *PUBLIC PLACE. sorchabannon sorchabannon

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Living in Surrey in the UK, Eimear is a stylist, vlogger and a mam who’s done her fair share of travelling.

Follow for fashion, photography and baby Saoirse.

Singing into my make up eimearvarianbarry eimearvarianbarry

So dreams DO come true. eimearvarianbarry eimearvarianbarry

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An Irish chef who’s made it big as a TV star in Australia. He’s friends with INXS and is renowned as a harsh judge on My Kitchen Rules. His new telly project is called My Ireland.

I think that's a yes ...... cfassnidge cfassnidge

Instagram photo by Colin fassnidge * May 22, 2015 at 12:25am UTC cfassnidge cfassnidge

Follow him here.

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