11/20/2015 07:01 am ET

Ireland Is The Prettiest Country In Europe, Just FYI

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For adventurous travelers, Ireland is the ultimate playground. This blazing-green country is home to not only historic castles, quaint cobblestone streets and charming medieval towns, but also a robust national park system that boasts -- among other things -- one heck of a road trip along the country's rugged coast.

Call us crazy, but it's got to be the prettiest country in Europe... at least based on these photos. 

Drone photographer Raymond Fogarty, of AirCam Ireland, traveled more than 1,500 miles down the coast to capture a series of striking images that make Ireland look more like a Caribbean island than a country in western Europe. If these images don't inspire you to get up and book a flight -- or convince you that even a nation famed for beer can be this beautiful -- then absolutely nothing will. 

  • Mullaghmore Head, Sligo
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Kerry Cliffs, Kerry
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Great Blasket Island, Kerry
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Charles Fort, Cork
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Great Blasket Beach, Kerry
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Tullan Strand, Donegal
    Raymond Fogarty
  • Downpatrick Head, Mayo
    Raymond Fogarty

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