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

Coastal scene in Northern Ireland. Near the village of Bushmills, Northern Ireland on September 01, 2011. Photo by Randy Storey; Victoria, BC, Canada
Hiking to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland. Ellen McGuire; Charlotte, NC
Skellig Island, Ireland Israel Keissar; Misgav, Israel
Peeking through the Cahir Castle window at the streets of South Tipperary, Ireland Natalie Thomley; Vestavia Hills, AL
Eating lunch with a Puffin, on the island of Skelling in Ireland on July 01, 2010. Caitie Sullivan; Daly City, CA
Castleroche ruins observed by tourists. In Dundalk, Ireland on November 01, 2011. Photo by Michal Baran; Trim, Ireland
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
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
Colorful windows provide a stark contrast to an old building. In Ireland on July 01, 2009. Photo by Suzanne Tetrault; Calgary, AB, Canada
Exploring the monastic ruins and graveyard of Clonmacnoise, Ireland. In Clonmacnoise, Ireland on October 01, 2010. Photo by Carrie Sullivan; Houston, TX
Dublin street murals. In Dublin, Ireland on May 01, 2012. Photo by Jenny Jean; Miami, FL
The inside of Rock of Cashel. At Rock of Cashel in Cashel, Ireland on August 01, 2011. Photo by Erin McCarty; Shingle Springs, CA
Ross Castle, Ireland just before a storm. At Ross Castle, Ireland on April 01, 2011. Photo by James Hannibal; Saratoga, CA
Abbey Ruins from Rock of Cashel in Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland in September 2011. Chet Burgess; Atlanta, GA
The Quay to Galway's heart. On Quay Street, Galway, Ireland on July 01, 2011. Photo by Jenna Stewart; Austin, TX)
Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin. In Dublin, Ireland on July 01, 2010. Photo by Michael Stiso; Oslo, Norway.
An Irish dawn. In County Kilkenny, Ireland on September 01, 2011. Photo by Chet Burgess; Atlanta, GA.
The Bantry House and gardens. In Bantry Bay, County Cork, Ireland on September 01, 2011. Photo by Chet Burgess; Atlanta, GA
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
Giant's Causeway at sunset. Along the Antrim Coast, North of Ireland on April 01, 2012. Photo by Dominic Burdon; Witney, United Kingdom
A typical Irish Pub in Dingle, Ireland. On the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland on June 01, 2009. Photo by Michael Fitterer; Evergreen, CO.
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.
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
Empty pews in a church in Castletown, Ireland. Photo by Pete Pieslor; Thousand Oaks, CA
A rainbow coming out of the water and over O'Brien's Tower. Taken in Ireland on November 01, 2012. Nicole Backhaus; Scarborough, ME