There’s been a lot of talk and controversy about the Irish blogging industry over the past few weeks. A lot of conversations have been a long time coming, but it’s unfair to tar all bloggers with the same brush. Especially when it has been mainly “Influencers” who have attracted the most criticism. There are some incredible bloggers in Ireland doing consistently amazing work all the time.
We’d love to make this a semi-regular feature because it’s really important to support the smaller bloggers out there. They are women working for themselves and it’s becoming a harder industry all the time due to all the fake followers, algorithm changes etc. on the go. Here are some of the Irish Instagram Accounts that we love and we think you will too…
Instagram Account: @Tarmarz
YouTube: Tar Mar Tales
It’s practically criminal that Tara doesn’t have a bigger following, but her content is just perfection. Tara currently lives in NYC where she works as a full-time content creator. You can tell that she’s also a photographer because she has a wonderful eye for getting a great shot. Tara also has an amazing YouTube Channel that should immediately be put in your Sub Box.
Instagram Account: @katekellyk
There’s just something so lovely and sparkly about Kate’s feed that we just love. It always puts us in such a good mood. Expect to see some behind the scenes of Kate’s job at Benefit HQ in Dublin as well as travel and fashion posts. Kate is a very busy gal because along with her full-time job she has not one, but two blogs!
Instagram Account: @lifeofaladybear
YouTube: Life Of A Lady Bear
It’s no secret that we just love Michaela here at Missy HQ, but who can blame us?! She is just so lovely and her Insta is the definition of #goals. Her feed is packed full of NYC snaps that will have you dying to hop on the next plane to the Big Apple. You’ll also catch glimpses of her super cute dogs popping up from time to time as well as snippets of her job at Teen Vogue.
Instagram Account: @penneystoprada
We love Emer aka Penneys To Prada because although she definitely has a great eye for photography there’s a “realness” to her profile that’s just so refreshing to see. She’s a busy gal as she’s currently juggling college as well as her blog. Emer’s grid is a great mix of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. And you can’t forgot her legendary roundups of the latest best buys in Penneys. And we love tuning into her chats on her Instagram Stories too. Make sure that you check out Emer’s impressive Facbook page as well.
Instagram Account: @authenticallyella
We came across Ella’s feed very recently, but we are obsessed with her ‘gram and her blog. Ella is from Ireland, but currently works as a Tunnel Engineer in London. In a very male dominated industry it’s so inspiring and empowering to see a women in that job. And as obvious from her Insta Ella still brings her own style to the job.
Instagram Account: @niamh_osullivan
YouTube: Niamh O’Sullivan
Niamh started her blog when she moved to New York in 2015 where she worked as a Social Media Manager. She has since returned to Ireland and we’ve enjoyed keeping up with her great mix of fashion inspiration as well as her practical health and fitness advice. Make her Peanut Butter Brownie Bars – you won’t regret it!
Instagram Account: @whatsyerwanwearing
Maybe not as big as some of the other accounts on our list, but we are really loving Jessie’ feed. She’s based in our hometown of Wexford, so it’s always fun to see her newest location pop up on our feed. Jessie named her blog “Whats Your Wan Wearing” to put a more positive spin on the often negative and very Irish phrase. Love.
Instagram Account: @kaelin_fox
YouTube: Kaelin Fox
Sure, you probably know her big sister Erika, aka Retro Flame, but Kaelin is making a name for herself all on her own. She currently works with her big sis as a Project Manager on Retro Flame in NYC, but she also started her own YouTube channel last year. Her eye makeup is actual goals!
Instagram Account: @ciaraswalsh
YouTube: Ciara Walsh
Ciara recently moved to Catania in Sicily, so expect to get a whole lot of wanderlust from her feed. We just love the gorgeous imagery on her grid as well as her eye for fashion. Make sure that you check out her YouTube as well!
Instagram Account: @michellealicex
YouTube: Michelle Alice
We’ve been big fans of Michelle’s Insta for a while. She has great personal style. Michelle just moved to Chicago on her own, which is such an incredibly brave thing to do. We’re looking forward to following her US adventures on her YouTube Channel.
What Irish Instagram accounts do you love?