David Speight Photography

Ireland The Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way, on the west coast of Ireland, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster, to Kinsale, County Cork passes through nine counties and three different provinces on its 2,500km route. The trail winds its way through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and dramatic coastal scenery to be found anywhere in the British Isles. It’s no wonder then that Donegal was recently given the title of ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller magazine, and with many areas still to be fully discovered by the photography masses, this is definitely one opportunity not to be missed.

Over four days and five nights we will explore the northern headlands leg of the route, up on the north western tip of Ireland with visits to locations both coastal and inland. There’s a real depth and diversity of subjects, and that’s just starting with the coastal locations! We will be looking to photograph wonderfully photogenic lighthouses, ruined castles, spectacular cliffs, coves and sea stacks, a couple of amazing sea arches as well as perfectly pristine, unspoilt beaches that would rival any to be found further afield. I don’t mind admitting that on first encountering them, one or two of the coastal areas, and especially the layered cliffs, dramatic coves and sea stacks literally made my jaw drop open! If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, many of the coastal scenes were filmed here and it’s easy to see why in particular, these areas were chosen.

Moving inland we’ll aim to capture the splendour of Mount Errigal and the Glenveigh national park. We’ll also look to photograph one or two beautiful loughs, ruined churches and abbeys, one or more mountains, and if we can squeeze it in to what will be a jam packed programme, possibly even the odd night session at one of the many ancient Dolmens (Burial sites,) or a spot of light painting at one of the coastal arches.

With such a vast array of subjects and locations, you’re sure to be challenged both technically and compositionally. For this reason, you will have two full time professional photographers with many years’ experience on hand to guide you through all the photography/camera and post processing related techniques you’re likely to need to extract the very best possible images from this amazing area.

We will base ourselves at the luxury four-star rated, Radisson Blu hotel in Letterkenny. Our accommodation is centrally located to all the areas we will visit over the week. Unless otherwise requested, rooms will be single occupancy. Please ask if you would like to change to a double room. All transport and transfers from and to Dublin airport are also included in the cost.

  • Available

  • 01st - 06th April, 2018

  • £1095 / £250.00

    • Four/five days tuition

    • Five nights luxury 4 star accommodation

    • All transport and transfers from Dublin airport

    • Flights to Dublin (Please enquire for correct flights)

    • Travel/personal/equipment insurance

    • Food/Drinks

  • Low - Average - There will be no overly long walks

  • Four full days and five nights

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