I am photography, travel and social media obsessed.
Although I’ve lived in Ireland my whole life, it is still my favourite place to travel and I’ve been on a mission to see it all. My favourite thing to do is road trip and capture the best spots on my journey to share across social media. This led to me setting up my own blog where I discuss all the places I visit. I’ve been in Galway over 5 years now and it is hands down my favourite city for taking photos.
Over time, I realised taking pictures of people was just as rewarding as landscapes, which is why I’ve decided to start my own small portrait photography business. I’ve been doing photography now for over 4 years.
Sharing my photography and Instagram tips is something that is so enjoyable to me. I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you.
located on Dominic Street in the West end of Galway City is one of the most respected music venues in Ireland. “Roisin Dubh” is a Gaelic term meaning Black Rose in English. It was the symbol of Ancient Druids from the area and also a famous political song in Irish History. Pronounced Row sheen Dove, the list of people to have played in this intimate venue is astounding. Greats such as Ray Manzarek, John Paul Jones and Steve Earle have all played here as well as Irish legends such as Christy Moore, The Frames, The Saw Doctors and Andy Irvine.
was built in 1584 but is an extension of the 12th century Norman -built town wall, which stretched from Martin’s Tower to the riverbank. It housed soldiers who kept watch and manned cannons on the roof. Constructed by Wylliam Martin, the 34th mayor of Galway, it was first known as Ceann an Bhalla (‘the head of the wall’) but later became known as the Spanish Arch. This misnomer is thought to be a reference to the former merchant trade with Spain and Spanish galleons, which often docked here. In medieval times, European ships carrying cargo of wine and spices sold their goods at the docks. In fact, Christopher Columbus visited in 1477.
was built is the oldest surviving bridge over the River Corrib. The original purpose of the structure was to link the county courthouse with the county gaol on Nun’s Island, the latter having stood where Galway Cathedral now stands. It was also to provide a connection with the main road to Connemara. Between April and July the bridge offers a great viewing point to watch the silvery salmon below, fight their way upstream, back to their traditional spawning grounds on Lough Corrib.
of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. Construction began in 1958 on the site of the old city prison.
contains many relics of 16th and 17th century architecture. It is located in the centre of the area that was originally within the city walls, and is named after one of Galway’s fourteen “tribes” – the families who ruled the town for several centuries. Its complete restoration has pumped life back into the heart of the historical town centre. Now home to cafes, restaurants and craft-shops, the lane captures the atmosphere of old Galway.
has a rich history dating back to medieval times when markets took place on the green in front of the town gates. In 1710, Mayor Edward Eyre officially presented the plot of land to the city. It remains a popular gathering place for visitors and natives alike and the grass areas are often packed on sunny days. There is also a playground here and seasonal markets take place throughout the year.
Discover mystery locations on your tour, this will be decided on the day with the weather, fresh Grafitti, preference of the guests on the tour and new Instagrammable locations being found by our InstaGuides. You will find out at the start of each tour where you’ll find the best hidden gems
1. How much is the tour?
19.75 pound/euro unless you use a discount code.
2. How do I get a discount code?
Find one through our marketing campaigns. Alternatively email me a good joke at email@example.com, with the subject line of “Discount Joke” and I’ll send you back a discount, we usually work to a turnaround time of 48 hours and we may not be able to reply to every email. The funnier the joke, the better the discount. Note that discount codes can’t be used in conjunction with other discount codes.
3. How long is the tour?
Each tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
4.What time does the tour start at?
You should get an email with your booking and time of the tour you booked. Try and be there 10 minutes early. Bring proof of ID (passport, driver’s license or national ID card) and a copy of your booking email to show proof of purchase.
5. Where does the tour start?
Each tour starts at a different location so be sure to check your booking email with Google maps coordinates to know your location.
6. What is an InstaGuide?
An InstaGuide is your tour guide for each tour.
7. Where will we go on the tour?
Each tour is different and will go to new locations.
8. How many places will we go to?
Again depends per tour and your InstaGuide will tell you at the start of each tour. It is usually a minimum of 4 places.
9. What will happen on the tour?
You will go the most Instagrammable spots, shown how to take amazing pictures and learn great Instagram skills.
11. Will the InstaGuide tell us about local history?
The primary focus of the tour is about showing photographic locations and taking pictures. There will be a little bit of local history but the focus will be on photos If you want to learn more about the cities history then would recommend going on another tour.
12. How many people are on the tour?
We will have a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 15. If you have a group of larger than 15 people then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange parallel tours.
13. What does the minimum of 2 people mean?
Each tour needs a minimum of 2 people. If your tour only has 1 person with 24 hours notice then the tour will be cancelled and you will be refunded or offered to go on another tour.
14. How do I buy a ticket?
Select your tour and time on our homepage Insta.tours Note that all tips are kept by the InstaGuides.
15. What is your refund policy?
Our refund policy is that you will receive a 100% refund up to 3 days before the tour. 2 days before the tour, you will receive a 75% refund, 24 hours before the tour you will receive a 50% refund and from 24 hours to 3 hours, you will receive a 25% refund. 3 hours or less, there is no refund.
16. I have a complaint, what should I do?
Sorry to hear that, we strive to give everyone a great tour, everything is taken on a case by case basis and should email email@example.com. Note that we don’t accept any responsibility for quality of photos taken on the tour.
17. What cities are you in?
Dublin, Galway, Cork, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh. More to come!
18. I’m interested in becoming an InstaGuide?
We’re always on the lookout for more InstaGuides! Drop your CV into us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some sample Instagram photos (links or screenshots) with the subject line of “CV for InstaGuide”. Also jot down the city you want to cover as you’ll be first contacted when we launch in that city. Note that these emails will not be answered and will only be contacted once we have a role open.
19. I really enjoyed the tour, how can I help you guys?
Follow our journey on Instagram (link here) and give us a review on Tripadvisor. Tell your friends and family to spread the word. Your help is appreciated!