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11 of the best places to Instagram in the Sunny Southeast

Pick a place, pick a filter.

IF YOU CATCH a fine day, head to the Sunny Southeast and hit our recommendations.

Just wait for the insta likes to flood in–oh, and don’t forget to look at the scenery.

1. Haroldstown Dolmen, Carlow

Haroldstown Dolmen Source: David Bergin Photography

Located on the R727 connecting Hacketstown with Tullow, this is believed to be the largest dolmen in Europe. It’s over 5,000 years old, and has a capstone of over 100 tonnes–so obviously it brings some serious historic kudos to your selfies.

2. Along the River Barrow, Carlow

River Barrow Source: red, white, and black eyes forever

So pretty, and perfect for a Sunday walk to stave off any lingering hangover. Yes, BE THAT PERSON.

3. Ducketts Grove, Carlow

Duckett's Grove, rear aspect Source: clavel9

This castle ruin is lovely to explore and has tea rooms for when you get all snapped out. It’s supposedly one of the ‘most photogenic’ castles, dating back to the 18th century. Hey, you might even get to see the banshee.

4. Altamont Gardens, Carlow

DSCN0962 Source: jbraine

Altamont is known as the ‘most romantic garden in Ireland’, so drag the other half down and pretend you’re in your very own Secret Garden for the day.

5. Dunmore Cave, Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave Source: Olivier Bruchez

Situated in Muckalee, Kilkenny, this cave may not be one of Ireland’s biggest, but it’s certainly one of the most impressive looking.

6. Jerpoint Abbey, Kilkenny

Jerpoint Abbey Source: brookscl

Ah, a Cistercian ruin. You’d rather stay on the sofa eating beige food? This abbey was founded in 1158, and still has all domestic arrangements intact. It’s full of faded wall paintings and Medieval carvings and is WAY nicer to look at than the telly. We promise.

7. Rock of Cashel, Tipperary

Rock of Cashel Source: bea&txm

The Rock of Cashel is exactly the type of place a Hollywood movie couple would conveniently drive by during their insulting roadtrip through Ireland. And why not? Look at it? It’s lovely.

8. Sunset at Bonmahon, Waterford

Setting Sun on Sea at Bonmahon Waterford Source: hugh.carlow

Potentially one to leave until the depths of whatever we pass as a summer, but this lovely seaside town looks spectacular at sunset.

9. Hook lighthouse, Wexford

The Hook lighthouse, Co Wexford Source: Don Wright

Hook head is gorgeous in itself, but the lighthouse is like the New England backdrop you never knew you wanted. It was even voted the number one flashiest lighthouse in the world by Lonely Planet.

10. Mahon Falls, Waterford

The Mahon Falls Source: PapaPiper

Take a day to drive the Comeragh mountains. You’ll happen upon the 80m Mahon Falls near Lemybrien in Waterford which is ripe for climbing and messin’.

11. Dunhill Castle, Waterford

Dunhill Castle Dunhill Waterford Source: hugh.carlow

Catch it on your drive from Waterford to Dungarvan via the coast. It’s a literal moss-covered ruin, but the surrounding area is simply gorgeous.

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