Thrift beneath the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.
Thrift beneath the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.

South-West Ireland Photography tour

An 8 day tour of SW Ireland including the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle & Kenmare  1-8 October 2021

We start this tour with the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the surrounding landscape of the Burren. As one of the great icons of West Ireland, the cliffs are located on the Wild Atlantic Way and have been recognised by UNESCO. We’ll spend the day exploring the karst landscape of the Burren and finish with a sunset shoot of the dramatic cliffs.

For the next few days, we’ll spend our time exploring the Dingle Peninsula. The landscape and coastline is extremely photogenic. Sandy beaches give way to craggy cliffs and hidden coves. This is ‘pure’ Ireland.  We’ll capture the most picturesque locations such as Clogher Head, Minard Castle and Connor Pass. Careful planning will ensure we are at the best locations at the right time. The West facing coastline is truly spectacular and we’ll prioritise locations like Slea Head and Coomeenoole for evening shoots as well as shooting Clogher, Dunquin Harbour and Dunmore Head.


Rugged coastline of SW Ireland

Our last 3 days will be spent on the Iveragh & Beara peninsulas. We’ll be based in the beautiful town of Kenmare. We’ll shoot in the Black Valley, a secluded and wild location in the shadow of the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains. We will visit the colourful villages of Eyeries and Allihies on the Beara Peninsula and explore the surrounding countryside with it’s patchwork fields that plunge down to rugged cliffs and the churning Atlantic.

We will keep our itinerary flexible to allow for local weather conditions and autumn colours. The emphasis will be on capturing the beautiful landscape and seascape in the best light possible.  After a successful photo tour of NW Ireland in 2019, Gareth McCormack, who has been photographing Ireland for over 20 years, will accompany me again on this tour. We’ll both be on hand to help you with techniques such as long exposure, use of filters, composition and mastering light. A small group size will ensure you’ll have time and space to create some special images.

Price 3100€  Single Supplement 650€  Includes: 7 nights accommodation in 4-5 star hotels, airport pick-up from Shannon, transport in 2 large cars, tuition and guidance by 2 leaders

Not included: Meals, Travel Insurance, Flights and tips.

Road descending to Dunquin harbour, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.

Crepuscular rays over the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, County Kerry, Ireland.