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Wild West

Photo Tour Ireland Connemara

Wild West

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Photo Tour Ireland Connemara & Mayo

This photo tour takes you to the wild west of Ireland. The counties of Mayo and Galway lie in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and enchant with their wild beauty and unforgettable landscapes. The scenery is not comparable to other regions of Ireland and sometimes you almost feel like you are in the Faroe Islands or the Scottish Highlands. The area in the west is characterized by rough and steeply rising cliffs and mountains.

You can expect wide moorland landscapes, spectacular stretches of coast, imposing cliffs and rocky outcrops and lonely bays in County Mayo. And in Connemara, the wild hinterland of the west coast, you can discover barren plateaus, rugged mountain ranges, green meadows, wild streams and picturesque lakes.

For this Ireland photo tour, as for all our tours, we count on local know-how. Our Irish professional landscape photographer Bernard Geraghty knows the island extremely well and will guide you to the best and most beautiful photo spots, even those that are remote and still an insider tip.

Nature in Ireland demands flexibility as weather conditions can change rapidly. The program will be constantly adapted to the conditions to get the best out of each day.

12 - 19 May 2025 (available)

8 days/ 7 nights from/to Dublin

4 - 8 guests

Dublin - Belmullet – Leenaun - Lahinch - Dublin

English- and German speaking photo guides (from 6 guests)

This Photo Tour Ireland Connemara offers extraordinary highlights!

  • The Wild West of Ireland will enchant you with its rugged beauty and unforgettable landscapes. An impressive scenery with steeply rising cliffs and mountains awaits you, which in some places even reminds of the Faroe Islands or Scottish Highlands.
  • Spectacular stretches of coast, imposing cliffs and rocky outcrops and secluded bays in Mayo.
  • Barren plateaus, rugged mountain ranges, lush green meadows, wild streams and waterfalls and picturesque lakes in the Connemara.
  • Accompaniment and intensive support by the Irish professional landscape photographer Bernard Geraghty. Bernard knows the island extraordinary well and will guide you to the best and most beautiful photo spots, even those that are remote and still considered an insider tip.
  • Ireland’s fickle and ever-changing weather leads to fantastic light moods and dramatic shots.
  • You will stay in nice and comfortable hotels with all amenities not far from the photo locations.

Photo Guides

Portfolio Bernard Geragthy

Bernard Geraghty

Local Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide (from 6 guests)

Price

12 May – 19 May 2025

CHF 3‘090.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘490.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Photographical support by the local professional photographer Bernard Geraghty

Accompaniment by a professional photographer from Amazing Views (from 6 guests)

Photo tour guiding in English & German (from 6 guests)

7 nights in comfortable and modern hotels

Breakfast

Transfer from / to Dublin Airport on the flights we recommend

transfers within Ireland and to the photo locations on site in a comfortable van

Intensive support and instruction by the workshop leaders

Extensive travel documents

Not included in the price

Individual arrival and return journey to Dublin

Transfer from / to the airport in case of arrival / departure other than recommended by us

Lunch and dinner, drinks

Personal expenses, entrance fees, tips etc.

Any airport taxes and fees

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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Combine our Photo Tours in Ireland

The photo tours “Hidden Gem” and “Wild West” are coordinated so that they can be optimally combined with two extra nights in Dublin. The trips together give an incomparable insight into the most beautiful places of Ireland. A treat for those who enjoy landscape photography

When booking both trips, you benefit from a combination discount of CHF 250.- per person.

Learn more about our Hidden Gem trip.

What our clients say

Darja

My trip to Ireland, Connemara and Mayo, was my second trip with Amazing Views. This trip was accompanied by Jenny (founder and managing director of Amazing Views) and local photographer Bernard Geraghty. The very harmonious collaboration between the two, their intimate knowledge of the landscapes combined with the local weather conditions and the clear and detailed sharing of their expertise are the basis for a very successful trip. The flawless planning of the journey, local transport, the choice of hotels and lunch/dinner/coffee spots provide a great recreational value. This trip is unique due to the combination of great photo locations and the insight into Irish culture. I will be back next year and will bridge the time in between with workshops in Switzerland.

Ireland Wild West, May 2024

Ruth

It was a varied journey that conveyed impressions of Mayo, Achill Island and Connemara. Imposing coastlines, a lighthouse, lonely fishermen's huts, a pier left to decay, (sandy) beaches, a pretty harbour town, stone walls that divide the land and at the same time give a ‘face’ to the lush green meadows with grazing sheep, to name just a few examples. Incidentally, the weather was a sky-blue colour and there was no shortage of rainbows. Bernard, the man on site, made sure that we were in the right place at the right time: Early in the morning by the mirror-smooth lake or at an exciting spot for the sunset, but also in a nice coffee house with really good coffee. Or in a restaurant with fine food. Thanks to Jenny, Bernard and Felix, I'm no longer at war with grey filters and I've acquired a taste for long exposures. I would never have thought. It's wonderful that you can always count on support. Thank you very much for all the suggestions and tips.

Ireland Wild West, May 2024

Andrea

The trip was well organised and in my opinion we were always in the right place at the right time. The photo spots were great! Different options were sometimes offered so that everyone could choose the right one. I personally really appreciated that. Our photo guides Ralf and Bernard did a great job! They were always helpful and friendly and drove us safely to our destination, even on the long days. I learnt a lot again! The accommodation was also very comfortable, nothing to complain about. I loved Ireland and would definitely recommend the trip to others. I will certainly be travelling with Amazing Views again next time!

Ireland Wild North, May 2024

Jean Marc

It was a great photo tour in a country that is a bit overlooked, but offers great landscapes possibilities. Guides are very knowledgeable and locations we have been to are great. As usual, everything is perfectly organised so that we just need to focus on taking photos. Highly recommended.

Ireland Wild North, May 2024

Isabella

I had to wait 2 years for this workshop. But it was worth it. Ireland and its landscapes are simply beautiful. The whole thing was rounded off by a friendly group and great guides who kept us on our toes. Despite lack of sleep, we arrived home happy, satisfied and with many great impressions and pictures. A big thank you to Jenny and Bernard for an all-round successful trip!

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, May 2022

Margrith

Personal, professionally guided photo tour where I felt very well looked after. The tour guide was always available with tips and tricks for questions or assistance. Fun and cosiness were not neglected. Top choice of spots and accommodation. The guide went to incredible lengths to ensure that we found the best conditions.

Connemara Ireland, August 2021

Hans

Beautiful spots, always responding immediately to the changes. Good mix of photography, having fun, eating and drinking. Necessary support is given, questions are answered. As always a great experience and Ireland is always worth a trip.

Connemara Ireland, August 2021

Roland

Ireland - Kerry, Dingle & Wicklow I can highly recommend for landscape photographers. The support by Jenny and Bernard was great. Bernard, the photographer from Ireland, led us to many enchanted places that you would never find as a tourist. The visit in a rustic pub was very funny. Our group harmonized very well. Unfortunately the week was over way too quickly. We will gladly be back with Amazing Views again another time.

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, September 2019

Margrit

Beautiful destination, extremely aesthetic landscape. Due to the rapidly changing conditions, there are atmospheric shots in the morning and evening. Good small group size with different characters, was happy to get to know all of them. Top organized and personally attended by the owner. I felt that I was in the best hands. Enchantingly charming.

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, September 2019

Daniel

All good things come in threes – after experiencing Scotland, Croatia/Slovenia, this is absolutely true for the Ireland tour to Kerry, Dingle & Wicklow! Each of these areas offers something for everyone and even if two of them are very similar, they all have their own charm. If you have a guide with you who not only knows his trade, knows the country like the back of his hand, coupled with a great group of different people who nevertheless fit together very well, then the recipe for a great week in an incredibly beautiful landscape is perfect! By the way, the saying would have to be extended in this case: all good things come in threes - and even more! Ireland, Jenny & Bernard, we'll see you again, a Guiness (I'll stick to the pale ;)) on it!

Ireland Kerry & Wicklow, September 2019

Sandra

An unforgettable week! The trip was excellently organized and the selection of the photo locations was very successful. As a beginner I was always supported by Jenny or Bernard in a competent, helpful and patient way and I also got many helpful tips. Many thanks for this great week in beautiful Ireland.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Ueli

Perfect organisation, motivated and motivating photo tour guides with profound knowledge of the place, comfortable vehicles with sufficient storage space, nice and like-minded fellow travellers - this is exactly how an optimal photo tour is designed.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Isabella

Ireland, the "green island", fascinated me with its breath-taking landscapes. I could not get enough of the many facets of the green colour, the steep cliffs, the picturesque lighthouses and the countless sheep pastures. In short: My memory card was glowing... The perfect organisation and supervision by Jenny and Bernard made this trip an unforgettable, instructive and entertaining experience. A big thank you for the great trip.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Philipp

The variety of landscapes and the pure nature in the north of the island was very impressive and offered countless photo motives. I was not only fascinated by the beautiful landscapes, but also by the energy, passion and great commitment of the two photographers/guides Jennifer and Bernard. Thanks to their professional planning and organisation we were able to photograph/explore the beautiful locations of the region under the best possible weather and light conditions. We experienced so much during this week, time flew by. Even as an ambitious photographer I was able to learn a lot and always felt as in good hands. It was simply fun. Thanks a lot!

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019

Hans

Well prepared trip, carefully selected spots. Despite of not always optimal weather conditions, good and fast respond to the conditions and wishes of the participants. Great and instructive trip, and pleasant supervision by Jenny and Bernard.

Ireland North - Wild Atlantic Way & Causeway Costal Route, April 2019
  • Destination
  • Departure
    17.05.2023
  • Return Time
    24.05.2023
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Day 1 – Arrival to Ireland and travel to the West

Individual travel to Ireland. We will meet you at the airport during the morning. Afterwards we will drive west to County Mayo in Belmullet with a comfortable van.
Already on the first evening you will visit one of the many highlights of this photo tour. You will take pictures from one of the most striking vantage points with views of majestic surf cliffs and imposing rock needles washed by foaming waves.
Due to the small size of the group, we can optimally respond to your individual needs and discuss photographic topics of your choice and immediately put them into practice (e.g. long exposures, use of filters, etc.).
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Day 2 – On the road in County Mayo

In the morning you will photograph sunrise on a spectacular cliff. More than 250 meters high cliff walls rise here above the floods of the Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards you return to the hotel where a delicious breakfast awaits you.
The region around Belmullet offers a wide selection of varied photo spots. We will take you to the best locations at the best time. If the weather permits, you can also make a detour to Achill Island.
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Days 3 to 6 – Discovery of the Connemara

Today we leave early again to photograph the sunrise at a picturesque bay.
Our journey continues to the Connemara for a four nights stay. Based in the little village of Leenaun you will visit the highlights of the Connemara. This region is famous for its awesome coastline as well as the beautiful lakes, charming villages, woolly highland sheeps and a fascinating mountain scenery. You find fantastic photo motifs in a lonely valley in a hilly landscape and a deserted idyllic lake. You can look forward to numerous hidden jewels and delicacies. Here you are still exploring away from the (photo) tourist streams.
The nature in the Connemara will inspire you. Even the famous writer Oscar Wild described the Connemara as "in every way magnificent" and "a savage beauty".
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Day 7 – Cliffs of Moher

In the morning we will go out into the nature again for another photo session.
Later, you will drive to the last destination of the photo tour, the pretty holiday resort of Lahinch on Liscannnor Bay. Lahinch is a good starting point for visiting the Cliffs of Moher. The majestic natural attraction is a wonderful photo opportunity. Photograph this dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs, breathtaking views and diverse wildlife.
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Day 8 – End of the Photo Tour

Today the photo tour to Ireland ends. You will be driven in time to Dublin Airport (travel time approx. 3 hours)

Accommodation

During the photo tour to Ireland you will stay in good hotels that offer all amenities. As the weather in Ireland can sometimes be a bit unstable, we have deliberately chosen hotels that ensure a pleasant stay even on a "rainy day".

Accommodation in Belmullet

You will stay overnight in a beautiful, family-run 4-star hotel in the centre of the small town of Belmullet. The hotel has 21 beautiful, stylish rooms with Wifi, kettle, an espresso machine, hair dryer, safe and more. The hotel also offers a nice bar with 2 fireplaces and a particularly good restaurant.

Accommodation in Leenaun

In Leenaun, you will stay in Ireland's oldest inn directly on Killary Fjord. The family-run hotel serves fresh fish from the sea and vegetables from its own garden. All rooms are individually furnished with traditional décor. The hotel is an ideal base for exploring Connemara. Facilities include a bar, a large restaurant and a lounge.

Accommodation in Lahinch

This family-run hotel is located in the village of Lahinch and is a good starting point for the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. The 4-star hotel has 30 rooms, which are modern in design and equipped with every comfort. The hotel's restaurant serves excellent food.

Weather

The Irish weather is always bit of a surprise. Sun, clouds and rain keeps changing. Perfect for photography! The months from April to mid-June has normally most sunny days and are therefore considered the best travel time for Ireland. In spring, from March to May, the average maximum temperature is between 8 and 15°C.

Physical Condition

The tour does not make any particular physical demands. We will take short hikes to the photo locations. Individual photo locations may be a little exposed. However, if you are afraid of heights there is always the possibility to take pictures from a little further back.

Procedure photo trip

The exact day's programme will be put together on site at short notice to consider the weather and light conditions. In order for you to be able to take pictures at the right time with the right light in the golden and blue hours, we will be outdoors especially at sunrise and sunset. In between, during noon or in the afternoon, you will have free time to rest a little, explore the surroundings or, if you wish, take part in picture reviews and tutorials. If you wish or if fantastic weather and light moods arise, we can also include another photo session in the afternoon.

Half double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you take out insurance to cover cancellation costs as well as return travel insurance, which in an emergency covers evacuation, local hospitalisation, and the cost of returning to Switzerland.

Travel information FDFA

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The Terms and Conditions

T&Cs of Amazing Views & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.

Prices

We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

Photo Tour Registration

Wild West Ireland

Please fill in the form below with the requested details and return it to Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours. We will send you a trip confirmation and an invoice for the deposit. Bookings are held as provisional until the required deposit is received.

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When choosing option "Single" a single supplement might apply (please see respective tour itinerary)

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