Irish Vistas: A Photographic Journey from Dublin to Belfast/ Oct. 11-23rd 2024

  • 12 days in Ireland
  • Explore Dublin
  • Visit the Epic Museum
  • Tour the northern passage of the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Photograph a sheepdog demonstration
  • Photograph the Cliffs of Moher
  • Enjoy Galway with its lively city life and colorful waterfront.
  • Wander the grounds of  Kylemore Abbey
  • Capture the monastery ruins by Cong River, and the quaint ambiance of the village of Cong
  • Stand in the highest sea cliffs in Europe – Slieve League Cliffs
  • Visit the Giants Causeway.
  • Visit the famous walls depicting “The Troubles” in Belfast.
  • Visit the #1 tourist attraction in Europe: The Titanic Museum
  • Be surprised with unscheduled photo stops a.k.a. “photo delights.”
  • Participants: Min 8 – Max 10
  • Dates: Oct 11-19th, 2024
  • Tour Price: TBA
  • Save your Spot: $500
  • Single Supplement: TBA
Dublin – 2 Days
When you arrive in Dublin – usually in early morning – you will be met and transported to the hotel. We will meet in dining area for brunch and overview of adventure. Our afternoon will be spent exploring Dublin and wandering the beautiful Saint Stephen’s Green that is centered on a formal garden and with unique areas around the perimeter where we can photograph people and wildlife. The next day will visit some of Dublin’s well-known sites such as the fabulous and colorful EPIC (Irish Emigration Museum) that helps answer the question: “What does it mean to be Irish!” and the oldest university in Ireland – Trinity College. As we travel through the countryside of Ireland, we tend to make un-scheduled stops to photograph unexpected “delights” i.e. horses, church ruins, and anything else that might be worthy of a photo stop.
Galway – 2 Days
On to the Dingle Peninsula – one of the most scenic drives in Ireland – with stops along the way taking advantage of some amazing views and photo opportunities. Then, take a unique cruise- weather  to see the Cliffs of Moher from a new perspective while watching the waters for marine wildlife. Day 2: Spend the morning on the grounds of the Gothic Kylemore Abbey, built in the late 1800s, where you can stroll the Victorian Walled Garde, marvel at the “Cathedral in Miniature,” the neo-Gothic Church built in the 14th century, and wander inside the Castle and view the newly restored rooms. Return in time to explore Galway’s Quay Street, the perfect place for some Street Photography, and the waterfront with its rows of colorful houses decorating this colorful coastal city and its inhabitants.
Sligo – 1 Day
Cong is next on our list.  This is one of my favorite places to photograph in Ireland, it houses the Cong Abbey and the location where the “The Quiet Man” featuring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara was filmed in 1952. On the way to Sligo, photographing the Streedagh Strand is a must. The Strand is an impressive long sandy beach consisting of sand flats and salt marsh providing a thriving habitat for a rich array of flora and fauna. The day will be completed with a photo review and discussion
Donegal – 2 Days 
A visit to the burial site of William Butler Yeats, one of Irelands famous writer & poet of the 20th Century, begins our day followed by a stop to photograph Glencar Waterfall and the rugged coastline. This afternoon takes us off the beaten track and to the trail known as Lough Eske Drive, and area surrounded by the Majestic Bluestack Mountains and amazing views. The remainder of day will be spent exploring Donegal – a fairytale of a place – featuring a charming harbor, serene beaches and stoic stone remains of centuries past Day 2: Photographing the highest sea cliffs in Europe – the incredible Slieve League Cliffs, is memorable. At 2000 feet, Sliabh Liag is three times taller than the Cliffs of Moher. Some say: “Standing at the top of the magnificent Slieve League Cliffs, it feels like you’re at the very edge of the world. Further on the coastal route is the Crohy Head Sea Arch – the viewed from the cliff is stunning.
Dublin – 1 Day
During the return drive to Dublin we’ll make a final stop at Phoenix Park, just outside of Dublin. The Park features: the 1861 Wellington Testimonial Obelisk, 1747 Phoenix Monument and 1979 Papal Cross and a herd of red deer numbering in the hundreds. 
Dublin – Fly Home
Check out of hotel and be transported to airport for flight home

Rate Includes:

  • On-location photo instruction every day
  • Transport – Midi Coach for all transfers, touring and sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/guide throughout
  • Accommodations in hotels for 12 nights
  • Entrance fees to all activities
  • Full Irish Breakfast at hotels
  • All meals except 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Taxes and service charges on items included

Rate does not include:

  • The cost of transportation to and from Dublin, Ireland – including all costs associated with said travel such as baggage surcharges, taxes and fees.
  • Gratuities and personal expenses such as: alcoholic drinks, phone calls and snacks.

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