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Abbey Ruins from Rock of Cashel in Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland in September 2011. (Chet Burgess; Atlanta, GA)
A rainbow coming out of the water and over O'Brien's Tower. Taken in Ireland on November 01, 2012. (Nicole Backhaus; Scarborough, ME)
Empty pews in a church in Castletown, Ireland. (Photo by Pete Pieslor; Thousand Oaks, CA)
Irish Strawboys perform at weddings and other community celebrations entertaining guests with their song, dance and costume. In Co.Mayo, Ireland on April 01, 2012. (Photo by Grainne Quinlan; Scarsdale, NY)
Every year I try to visit as many countries I can and this year it was Ireland. This one was taken when I took a walk through Dublin. In Dublin, Ireland on May 01, 2012. (Domagoj Borščak; Varazdin, Croatia.)
A typical Irish Pub in Dingle, Ireland. On the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland on June 01, 2009. (Photo by Michael Fitterer; Evergreen, CO.)
Giant's Causeway at sunset. Along the Antrim Coast, North of Ireland on April 01, 2012. (Photo by Dominic Burdon; Witney, United Kingdom)
An old castle watches over the rough sea. Along the Antrim Coast, North of Ireland on April 01, 2012. (Photo by Dominic Burdon; Witney, United Kingdom)
The Bantry House and gardens. In Bantry Bay, County Cork, Ireland on September 01, 2011. (Photo by Chet Burgess; Atlanta, GA)
An Irish dawn. In County Kilkenny, Ireland on September 01, 2011. (Photo by Chet Burgess; Atlanta, GA.)
Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin. In Dublin, Ireland on July 01, 2010. (Photo by Michael Stiso; Oslo, Norway.)
The Quay to Galway's heart. On Quay Street, Galway, Ireland on July 01, 2011. (Photo by Jenna Stewart; Austin, TX))
Coastal scene in Northern Ireland. Near the village of Bushmills, Northern Ireland on September 01, 2011. (Photo by Randy Storey; Victoria, BC, Canada)
Ross Castle, Ireland just before a storm. At Ross Castle, Ireland on April 01, 2011. (Photo by James Hannibal; Saratoga, CA)
The inside of Rock of Cashel. At Rock of Cashel in Cashel, Ireland on August 01, 2011. (Photo by Erin McCarty; Shingle Springs, CA)
Dublin street murals. In Dublin, Ireland on May 01, 2012. (Photo by Jenny Jean; Miami, FL)
Exploring the monastic ruins and graveyard of Clonmacnoise, Ireland. In Clonmacnoise, Ireland on October 01, 2010. (Photo by Carrie Sullivan; Houston, TX)
Colorful windows provide a stark contrast to an old building. In Ireland on July 01, 2009. (Photo by Suzanne Tetrault; Calgary, AB, Canada)
The abbey was founded by Benedictine nuns who fled Belgium during WWI. In Kylemore, Connemara county, Ireland on July 01, 2012. (Photo by Mildred Gallo; Brooklyn, NY)
The sun sets on ruins of this medieval castle in Northern Ireland. In Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland on May 01, 2011. (Photo by Rebecca Latson; Angleton, TX)
Castleroche ruins observed by tourists. In Dundalk, Ireland on November 01, 2011. (Photo by Michal Baran; Trim, Ireland)
Eating lunch with a Puffin, on the island of Skelling in Ireland on July 01, 2010. (Caitie Sullivan; Daly City, CA)
Peeking through the Cahir Castle window at the streets of South Tipperary, Ireland (Natalie Thomley; Vestavia Hills, AL)
Skellig Island, Ireland (Israel Keissar; Misgav, Israel)
Hiking to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland. (Ellen McGuire; Charlotte, NC)

A Photo Tour Through Ireland

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, take a virtual tour through Ireland with these beautiful travel photos submitted to our photo contest

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