Ah, glorious Connacht, who wouldn’t want to take a few memorable snaps here?
From it’s rocky coastlines and sandy beaches to its forested lakeshores and hidden waterfalls, Connacht is overflowing with picturesque backdrops for your engagement or wedding photo shoot. Did we mention the awe-inspiring castles too? Whatever you’re style may be, Ireland’s most western province has all you need and more to capture lasting memories of your special day.
Take your pick from bustling Galway City or the white sandy beaches of Dog’s Bay… Honestly, we don’t know how you could choose just one location! See some of our top picks for a dreamy photo shoot in Connacht and start making plans to sneak away from the festivities with your love, and your photographer of course, on the big day! You won’t regret it…
Dogs Bay, Co. Galway
Need we say more?? The sandy beaches of Dog’s Bay create the ultimate backdrop for a romantic beach photoshoot. Located near Roundstone Village on the way to Clifden, Dog’s Bay creates spectacular scenes with is horseshoe shape and sandy stretch of white sand beach.
Galway City, Co. Galway
Capture memories in buzzing and bustling Galway City! You won’t beat a street scene snap in the heart of the city with its colourful pubs and charming cobbled streets. Who knows you might even be able to enjoy a dance as you’re serenaded by the next Ed Sheeran!
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My last wedding until we are back from honeymoon…and boy was it a good one! I loved spending the day with these two in beautiful sunny Galway city, and sure no better place to have an impromptu first dance to buskers! A very special moment ???? . . . . #love #busking #galway #galwaycity #galwaywedding #galwaycitywedding #galwayweddingphotographer #irishwedding #irishweddingphotographer #lookslikefilm #vsco #onefabday #junebugweddings #citywedding #elopetoireland #buskers #firstdance
Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, Co. Galway
Creating the perfect background with is this 16th-century tower located on the rocky outcrop Galway Bay. Just get a look at that reflection!
Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo
With glorious ocean views and a skyline dominated by the famous Ben Bulben mountain, Mullaghmore in Sligo offers the ultimate backdrop for breathtaking photos.
Glencar Waterfall, Co. Leitrim
Is there anything more dreamy than a waterfall? Glencar Waterfall, in County Leitrim, will have you feeling all the fairytale vibes as you pose for the camera.
Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway
This gorgeous Benedictine monastery was founded in 1920. Located on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, the picturesque setting created the perfect backdrop with its Victorian walled gardens and wooded lake shoreline.
Connemara Lakes, Co. Galway
The dark and moody lakes of Connemara could not create a more romantic and rugged juxtaposition for your wedding photos.
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