34 Stunning Photos Of Ireland That Show Why West Is Best

By grahamkinsella

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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34 Stunning Photos Of Ireland That Show Why West Is Best

We all love Dublin, but sometimes we need to remember that there's a quick and easy way away from it all when things get a bit busy.

Kickstarter veteran Peter Cox has just launched his latest book, which you can view here and pick up a copy of his book for just €25, featuring photographs from around the country.

Peter makes Ireland look stunning with his work – and here's a selection from the West (as well as bits of the South and North that we deemed too lovely to leave out) that show why this island is absolutely unparallelled when it comes to natural beauty.

Take a deep breath and travel with us for a moment.

1. Lost in the Shire? Nope, it's just a country lane in Ireland

2. The famed Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay, Co Mayo

3. The Fastnet Lighthouse at Cape Clear, Mid Atlantic – we're claiming this as part of the West

4. Glengarriff rocks at Dawn, Beara, Co Cork

5. Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork

6. Rolling Atlantic by the Fastnet, the last land you'll see before reaching America

7. Haunting Trees at Gougane, Co Cork

8. Lake Mist at Ballingeary Lake, Co Cork

9. Milky Way Viewing Deck, Long Strand, Castlefreke, Co Cork

10. West is best for sunsets: Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare

11. Night shift at the Fanad Lighthouse, Malin, Co Donegal

12. Tory Lighthouse, off the coast of Co Donegal

13. Atlantic stirs at Aranmore Rocks, Co Donegal

14. The Atlantic flexing its power on Inis Meain, off Co Galway

15. The rusted wreck of the MV Plassy on Inis Oirr – familiar to viewers of a certain Irish sitcom

16. You'll never tire of going up the Conor Pass, Co Kerry

17. A steep descent from Mystic Peak in Co Kerry

18. A stunning aerial shot of Skellig, Co Kerry

19. Valentia Island in Co Kerry

20. Torc Waterfall in the famously beautiful Killarney, Co Kerry

21. Irish Rainbow, McGillycuddy Reeks, County Kerry

22. Ventry Harbour in Dingle

23. A surf swell builds at Inch Beach, Dingle, Co Kerry

24. Summer puffin watching in the South West

25. Are we there yet? Black Valley House in Killarney

26. Alpine Ireland in Killarney

27. The dead calm of the Upper Lake in Killarney

28. The beautiful night-time of Valentia, Co Kerry

29. A perfect mirror in Lough Leane, Killarney

30. Baaa-d neighbours at Black Valley, Co Kerry

31. Dawn patrol in the Maharees, Co Kerry

32. An Fear Marbh (The Dead Man) of the Blasket Islands, Co Kerry

33. Twin peaks at Inis Tiaracht, Blasket Islands, Co Kerry

34. Dun Briste, a 50-metre sea-stack off Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo

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