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Fotoreise Irland Norden Donegal & Tory Island

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Photo Tour Ireland Donegal & Tory Island

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Photo Tour Ireland Donegal & Tory Island

Explore the wild and romantic northern part of Ireland with its stunning cliffs, secluded beaches and fantastic bays.

You will photograph the rugged and remote area of the north-western part of the Wild Atlantic Way in County Donegal. With Tory Island, we also take you to a secluded island 14.5 kilometres off the coast of County Donegal. Here you will be even further away from the tourist crowds and have the unique beauty of this rugged island paradise all to yourself. Photograph epic landscapes with ever-changing weather and light moods. The photo opportunities that the north of Ireland has to offer will make the heart of any photography and nature enthusiast beat faster. This region is a true gem for photography.

On this photo tour Ireland Donegal & Tory Island, as with all our tours, we count on local expertise. Our professional Irish landscape photographer Bernard Geraghty knows Ireland inside out and will guide you to the best and most beautiful photo spots, including those that are off the beaten track and often secret.

Nature in Ireland is breathtaking, but also requires flexibility, as the weather conditions can change quickly. The programme of this photo tour is constantly adapted to the conditions in order to get the best out of every day.

21 - 27 May 2025 (available)

7 days / 6 nights from/to Dublin

Maximum of 8 guests

Dublin – County Donegal – Tory Island – County Donegal - Dublin

English – and German speaking photo guides (from 5 guests)

This Ireland Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Accompanied and intensively supervised by the Irish professional landscape photographer Bernard Geraghty. Bernard knows the island as his own pockets and will lead you to the best and most beautiful photo spots, also to those which are remote and still regarded as an insider tip.
  • Ireland’s volatile and rapidly changing weather leads to fantastic lighting moods and dramatic shots.
  • The wild and rugged beauty of Donegal with the north-western part of the Wild Atlantic Way will delight you. Wild and romantic landscapes, impressive cliffs and rock arches, rushing surf and idyllic lighthouses and much more awaits you.
  • Tory Island is a little-visited and little-photographed island that offers you magnificent photo opportunities. The island is different, unique and peaceful and the perfect location for an unforgettable experience and special photos.

Photo Guides

Portfolio Bernard Geragthy

Bernard Geraghty

Local Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide (from 5 guests)

Price

21 – 27 May 2025 (available)

CHF 3‘090.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘290.- | Price per person in a single room*

Included in the price

Professional photography and location guiding by Bernard Geraghty, who lives near Dublin

Professional photo guide from Amazing Views (from 5 guests)

Guiding in English & German (from 5 guests)

7 overnight stays in comfortable and modern hotels

Breakfast

Transfer from / to Dublin Airport on our recommended flights

Transfers within Ireland as well as to the photo locations on site in a comfortable mini van

Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the price

Individual travel to and from the airport of Dublin

Transfer to/from the airport in case of a different arrival/departure time as recommend by us

All meals and drinks

Personal costs, entry fees etc.

Cancellation cost insurance, travel insurance

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Combine our Photo Tours in Ireland

The Ireland photo tours “Donegal & Tory Island” 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 Wild West trip.

What our clients say

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
    10.04.2021
  • Return Time
    17.04.2021
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Day 1 – Arrival to Ireland and drive to County Donegal

You travel individually to Dublin. We will meet at Dublin Airport in the morning. We then travel north-west to County Donegal. You will spend the first night of this photo tour in Dungloe. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the opportunity to discover the unspoilt and secluded Donegal with your camera.
This region of Ireland is still off the beaten track and is a paradise for nature lovers. Look forward to wild and rugged landscapes with dark mountain lakes, idyllic country roads and a winding coastline with impressive cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches.
We will put together the exact daily programme of our trip on-site at short notice in order to be able to respond to the respective weather and light conditions. On this trip, you will mainly be travelling at sunrise and sunset. Thanks to the small group size, we can cater to your individual needs and discuss photographic topics of your choice and put them into practice straight away (e.g. long exposures, use of filters, photography at night, etc.). We will also have time for image reviews or image editing tutorials.
Fotoreise Irland Wild Atlantic
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Day 2 and 3 – Discover Tory Island

After breakfast and check-out, you will travel from Dungloe to the ferry harbour in Magheroarty. The ferry will take you to a unique island paradise in just over an hour.
Tory Island is the most remote of Ireland's inhabited islands and a photographer's paradise. Here you will find steep cliffs, rolling hills and breathtaking views of the wild Atlantic Ocean. The car-free island is a natural paradise that you can discover on foot.
We will take you to the best photo spots on the island so that you can take stunning photos of this secluded and unique jewel of Ireland.
Fotoreise Irland Norden Donegal & Tory Island
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Day 4 to 6 – Travelling on the Wild Atlantic Way

After breakfast and check-out, we take the ferry back to Donegal. From our accommodation in Dungloe, you will spend the next three days photographing this wonderful region in the north-west of Ireland.
Among other things, you will discover the north-western part of the Wild Atlantic Way and take great pictures of it. The wild west coast of Ireland is the longest coastal route in the world and its section in Donegal is particularly beautiful. Nature plays the leading role here: from the impressive cliffs, imposing rock arches amidst crashing waves, picturesque lighthouses to dramatic landscapes.
A visit to Glenveagh National Park, which is reminiscent of a landscape from JRR Tolkien's ‘Lord of the Rings’, will also be included during our stay. The highest mountain in Donegal, the majestic Mount Errigal, towers above this beautiful landscape.
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Day 7 – End of the tour

The photo tour Ireland Donegal & Tory Island ends today. After checking out of the hotel, you will be driven to Dublin Airport in good time.

Accommodation

During the photo trip Ireland Donegal & Tory Island, you stay overnight in very good hotels which offer all amenities. As the weather in Ireland can sometimes be a little unsettled, we have consciously chosen hotels that also ensure a pleasant stay during a "rainy day".

Accommodation in Dungloe

Our comfortable hotel is located right by the sea in Dungloe. It provides an ideal base for exploring Donegal and the fantastic photographic locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel is decorated in a blend of modern and classic elegance.
The rooms are cosy and comfortable in an elegant style and have en-suite bathrooms. The hotel offers a restaurant and a bistro. Guests also have free access to the fitness centre.

Accommodation on Tory Island

The only hotel on Tory Island is the perfect base from which to discover this wonderful island. The hotel is just a short walk from the ferry harbour. It is comfortably furnished and all rooms are en-suite. There is also a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a flat screen TV. A restaurant and bar round off the hotel's facilities.

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. 

Clothing

In Ireland the weather can change very quickly. Wind, sun, rain and rarely snow can occur in both spring and autumn. We therefore recommend breathable functional clothing based on the layer principle, which transports perspiration to the outside layers without losing heat and dries quickly. Well-worn hiking shoes with an appropriate profile sole are also important. Make sure to bring rain jacket and rain trousers to keep you dry in case of rain. If you also want to take pictures from the water at the photo locations, we strongly recommend taking waterproof boots or sandals / crocs (Attention: the water can be very cold at this time of year).

Condition

The trip is not particularly physically demanding. We will undertake short hikes in County Donegal to the photo locations. On Tory Island we will be travelling exclusively on foot, as the island is car-free. The walks are not difficult, but can easily be 6-7 kilometres per day. Some of the photo locations on this photo tour Ireland Donegal & Tory Island can be a little exposed. However, if you are afraid of heights, there is always the option of taking photos from a little further back.

Course of action of the photo tour

We will put together the exact daily program on site at short notice in order to be able to deal with the respective weather and light conditions. To make sure you can capture shots at the right time with the right light in the golden and blue hours, we will be outside especially during the sunrise and sunset times. In between, during lunch or in the afternoon, you will have free time to take a rest, explore the surroundings or take part in photo discussions and tutorials. If fantastic weather and lighting conditions arises, we can also add 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 to have a cancellation insurance and return travel insurance, which covers evacuation, local hospitalisation and return travel costs to Switzerland in the event of an emergency.

Travel information FDFA

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Prices

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Ireland Donegal & Tory Island

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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