<p>People relax by Ashleam Bay on Ireland’s Achill Island in a photo from a 1940 <i>National Geographic</i>. In the distance, a low wall keeps cattle and sheep from falling off the cliffs.</p>

Edge of the Cliff

People relax by Ashleam Bay on Ireland’s Achill Island in a photo from a 1940 National Geographic. In the distance, a low wall keeps cattle and sheep from falling off the cliffs.

Photograph by Howell Walker, National Geographic

For St. Patrick's Day, 16 Pictures That Transport You to Ireland

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve compiled our favorite pictures of the Emerald Isle.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve compiled our favorite pictures of the Emerald Isle. Click through to see breathtaking views of sea coasts, a trio of traditional Irish wedding crashers, and a woman bending backward to kiss the Blarney Stone. (Read "Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes Out of Ireland?")

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