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Ireland Photography Tour

Howth Peninsula, Mourne Mountains, Giants Causeway, Celtic Ireland, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Glendalough and Dublin et cetera


  May 23rd to June 6th, 2025

  14 nights/15 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 6 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $6,650 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: Dublin, Ireland [DUB]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  6 places are available at this time
  Updated: Tuesday the 16th of July, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:
The fabled ‘Emerald Isle’ with its unique culture, friendly people, and ‘quaint to the magnificent’ landscape is a special place to photograph. In many remote un-spoilt parts it’s a nation that still clings to the past, and that spells 'photography'! Ireland, as you'll discover for yourself with the help of photographer and guide John Baker, is unique because of all these things and much more besides. We’ll cover all Ireland, north and south, in our own unique Travel Images way. Point your lens at the Mountains of Mourne, Antrim coast, Giants Causeway, the Donegal peninsula, Connemara, Galway harbor, Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle peninsula, the Gap of Dunloe, Rock of Cashel, Glendalough, central Dublin, castles and at many spots along the Wild Atlantic Way et cetera. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.



Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Day 1  |  Broad Meadow River Estuary and Howth Head
Our small group will gather at the gateway hotel 10:30 am, and we'll kick things off with introductions and then on out for our first photography stop alongside the Broad Meadow River estuary. We'll take the included first day lunch shortly after, followed by Howth Head where the subjects we'll photograph include a lighthouse; views out onto the Irish Sea with passing ferry ships; a derelict abbey with a view; Ireland's Eye; and a picturesque harbour with its' own lighthouse et cetera. Dinner at our hotel after a short break.
Near Dublin Airport, 1 night

Days 2 + 3  |  Mountains of Mourne, County Down
Sunrise back at Broad Meadow River estuary this morning, then following breakfast we'll turn north and head for the Mountains of Mourne in County Down. As is typical on our photography tours we have detours scheduled to include a cross-section of Irish landscape plus a harbor, lighthouse, a dolmen and any serendipitous events that frequently happen whenever we take the road less traveled. On via Newry as we cross into Northern Ireland, and on into the heart of the Mountains of Mourne shooting as we go. Our two-night base is near Newcastle.
On day 3, we'll shoot the first light on the Mourne mountains, then following breakfast we'll slowly explore the slopes and back lanes that skirt the Mournes where stone walls, white-washed cottages, yellow Gorse, sheep and mountains combine for an eclectic variety of interesting studies. During dinner tonight we'll have the company of one of County Down's most infectious ladies . . . with an accent you might be barely able to discern!
Near Newcastle, 2 nights

Day 4  |  The Antrim Coast and Dunluce Castle
Our last look at the Mountains of Mourne this morning prior to going directly north via a Bronte sister connection, Banbridge, and Ballymena to Cushendun where we’ll join the Antrim coast. You'll have a harbor, boats and reflections to shoot prior to us taking an incredibly scenic, and narrow, coast road . . . it's where the best shots are to be found. We'll take a slow ride for a variety of coastal images plus wild Bluebells, sheep, cliffs and hopefully a friendly farmer. Late light is scheduled for Dunluce Castle . . . a foreboding but magnificently situated cliff-top structure with a history going back to the 13th century..
Portrush, 1 night

Days 5 + 6  |  The Giants Causeway and County Donegal
The pursuit of early light on day 5 will see us at the Giants Causeway which is the location of the large collection of ocean-situated hexagonal rock formations you've longed to photograph! Today we head in a southwest direction to Donegal, but not before we've traveled a short distance eastwards for a rope bridge with magnificent cliff scenes, a pretty harbor, a beach exploration, and the store at the Bushmills distillery. Dunluce castle will get a second look today too. By-mid afternoon we'll be on our way southwestwards to our new two-night home near Donegal.
Day 6 will see us exploring farm scenes, thatched cottages, bird life, country lanes, harbor scenes, ocean cliffs, peat production out on the moors, and much more. County Donegal, it doesn't get more rustically Irish than this! The photogenic Celtic remnants of Glencolmcille will round off the day’s image-filled excursion, and as with every Travel Images day, we'll photograph much more besides.
Killybegs, 2 nights

Days 7 + 8  |  The Connemara Mountains
South on day 7 via Ballyshannon to County Sligo where our first detour takes us past nesting swans and onto a small peninsula with a harbor, cliffs, birds in flight and a 'newer' castle. Further south we'll explore the domain of poet W. B. Yeats, including an historic Celtic cross, country scenes, a lake, and a waterfall. Then a road trip via Westport to the Eriff River Valley which is our doorway to the rugged grandeur of Connemara. For those willing, we’ll take a late light drive overlooking the bog that Alcock and Brown landed in following the first ever transatlantic flight in 1919. There is a nice image as the sun sets over the Atlantic ocean here.
On day 8 we'll get intimate with the Connemara mountains including the Twelve Bens, Tudor-Gothic Kylemore Abbey, a lake, more peat, and a waterfall where we may see Salmon making their way upstream.
Clifden, 2 nights

Day 9  |  Galway and the Cliffs of Moher
We'll shoot prior to breakfast, then Irish bogs, a boulder-strewn landscape, harbors, boats and old bridges line our drive to remote Roundstone. We then take in a couple of John Wayne, 'Quiet man' scenes as we head for Galway and the collection of Mute Swans. To County Clare to photograph a square castle, volcanic 'Burren' landscapes and more. Dinner in a typical Irish pub before we head to the Cliffs of Moher for the last hour of light.
Near Doolin, 1 night

Days 10, 11 + 12  |  County Kerry
We’ll take in more of the Doolin region including the Poulnabrone Dolmen and an old manor house prior to heading off southwards with stops along the way for the Irish landscape and pub signs. On to the Shannon estuary for a ferry ride over to County Killarney and on to County Kerry which one could consider the most ‘Irish’ of Ireland's counties, and a place where the ‘rush hour’ is something of another time and place. While spending three nights near Killarney, one day will be given to exploring the extremely photogenic Dingle Peninsula where the movie ‘Ryan's Daughter’ was filmed. Another day will be taken up with the Killarney Lakes, Moll's Gap, a detour into a remote location, and the Gap of Dunloe. The day will also include images of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range, Ireland's highest.
Near Killarney, 3 nights

Day 13  |  Cashel and Glendalough
After 'mopping up' in the Killarney region with a visit to Muckross Abbey - horse-drawn jaunting carts frequent the area - we'll turn northeastwards stopping for green, rolling landscapes et cetera. The highlight of the day will be in County Tipperary - seriously, it's not that far! - at Cashel. The 10th century Rock of Cashel is both historic and photogenic, and we'll spend up to two hours around this spectacular site. On to the Wicklow mountains where the early medieval monastic settlement of Glendalough and Upper Lake are 'tucked away' in a fertile valley.
Glendalough, 1 night

Day 14  |  Glendalough and Dublin
We'll shoot Glendalough's monastic remnants and nearby lake before breakfast, then on over the Wicklow moors via a waterfall, a series of moody moorland shots and Glencree. On to Dublin for a multi-hour 'photostrollabout' taking in the likes of the Liffey River, a pair of bridges, Temple Bar, Trinity College where the Book of Kells is on display, and St. Stephen's Green complete with an array of Dublin's colored doors. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Near Dublin Airport, 1 night

Day 15  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours




Enhancing Your Photography Skills

Describing the assistance you'll receive on one of our photography tours takes more than a few words, so for greater detail please go here.

Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'mildly strenuous'
A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle
There are short ambles for images such as Glencar falls, and the Dublin city portion
In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous

Do you need a Visa for travel to Ireland?
Travelers from all countries can do a quick check of visa requirements here or here
Our international clients may need to contact the embassy of their intended destination in their own country for a visa. Go here or here



Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $6,650 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here



Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • The Rock of Cashel, and the Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin, are included in the trip fees

  • Any other admissions such as Dunluce Castle, Bushmills distillery, and Muckross House are optional and not included

  • You will of course have free reign to photograph the exterior of locations not included, and if time permits, to enter at your own expense


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