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These 34 Aerial Photos Of The Wild Atlantic Way Are Jaw-Droppingly Good

Seriously. You need to look at these.

We've seen incredible shots of Ireland in the past. But none of them – absolutely none – stack up to this set.

Taken over the course of six weeks, over a gruelling six-week solo journey that clocked up some 2,500km, Raymond Fogarty used drones to capture the western seaboard more comprehensively, more thoroughly and more beautifully than we've ever seen before.

The Tourism Ireland-backed project has since led Raymond to set up his own drone photography business – AirCam Ireland – and we sincerely hope Dublin gets a similar treatment from the team in the near future.

For now, though, check out these images... and be careful you don't hurt your jaw when it hits the floor.

1. The daunting drop at Dún Aonghasa on the Aran Islands, Galway

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2. Slea Head in Kerry catching the evening sun

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3. Donegal's rugged Melmore Head

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4. And the world-famous Burren in Clare

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5. The stunning Kerry Cliffs

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6. And the Killary Fjord looking pretty damn fjine

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7. Tullan Strand in Donegal

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8. The steep declines of Downpatrick Head in Mayo

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9. And the gentle slopes of Beara in Cork

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10. Mullaghmore Head in Sligo

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11. And Donegal's Horn Head, which looks like it's actually from a different planet

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12. The flat but sweeping landscapes of Black Head in Clare

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"I cannot tell you how amazing that trip was. I saw first-hand how stunning the landscape is; how Irish hospitality knows no bounds, and even the weather was good most of the time!"

Raymond Fogarty speaking to Spirit of Ireland magazine
13. And Fanad Lighthouse, which proves that we can do manmade beauty too
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14. The appropriately-named Sheep's Head in Cork

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15. And the northerly tip of the land, at Malin Head in Donegal

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16. Rossguill Peninsula, descending to the Atlantic

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17. And the daunting Céide Cliffs of Co Mayo

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18. Charles Fort in Cork provides a bit more beauty by the hand of man

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19. While Doonamo Point is perfectly untouched

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20. The uninhabitable Healy's Island in Clare

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21. The gorgeous bright colours of Silver Strand in Mayo

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22. And the Cliffs of Moher, known right across the globe, but seldom seen from an angle like this

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"For the lucky few, hiring a helicopter delivers rewarding shots – but it's not exactly practical or inexpensive. So the benefit of a drone was hugely attractive – drone photography depicts a new vision of the world with stunning images taken from angles impossible to reach by conventional means."

Raymond Fogarty speaking to Spirit of Ireland magazine

23. The beach on the Great Blasket Island in Kerry

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24. And the evacuated island, showing what remains of the old houses there

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25. Rossbeigh Strand, looking out towards the west

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26. And the Old Head of Kinsale, mere miles from where the Lusitania lies

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27. The old lighthouse at Galley Head, Cork

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28. And Cork's more bustling Baltimore Harbour

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29. The ancient remains of Dún Eochla on the Aran Islands

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30. And the stunning, sandy Dog's Bay in Galway

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31. The Geokaun Viewpoint, which lives up to its name

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32. And Barley Cove, with turquoise waters that could be mistaken for a tropical island

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33. Sunset over Carrowniskey Beach, Mayo

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34. And the sun setting over Rinville Park, in Galway

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Thanks to Raymond Fogarty for all of the above images.

AirCam Ireland provide aerial drone photography and videography for travel, tourism, business, real estate and – most interestingly of all – weddings. To check out the services, and their previous work, you can visit their website here.

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Aidan Coughlan

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