The 4 Day Mobile Photography Tour and reflective journey of Ireland’s North
Develop your mobile photography skills while visiting and shooting some of the most instagramable hot spots Ireland has to offer. From the Giant’s Causeway to the Slieve League cliffs, create your own reflective diary to create positive feelings the scenery, culture and culinary delights have to offer. Rustic lighthouses, national parks, sea cliffs and castles, develop your photography skills and reward your tastebuds. We will help you visually reflect your experience to promote positive and personal reflection of natural beauty and cultural immersion..
What’s Included in the tour
What is included
- Coach/bus journey
- Accommodation and breakfast
- A 90-minute mobile photography course
- Admission to Glenveagh National Park
- Includes meditation session
- Includes a reflective diary workshop by Brendan O Se
Day 1 – Northern Ireland – Giants Causeway – Dunluce Castle
The bus departs and will check into your Hotel. Originally a coaching inn in the 1600s, it is steeped in Irish history with an array of discreet places to self-reflect and embrace your personal journey ahead.
Once you have rested a little, we will be introduced to a 90 minute tutorial by Glenara Elite travel and mobile phone photography and how to document your journey with visually rewarding results. This is followed by lunch at the hotel which incorporates the finest foods from local artisan producers, farmers and fishermen.
You will start your photography experience by visiting two of Ireland’s most photographed attractions of the geographic wonder of the Giants Causeway and Dunluce castle. When finished, you will return to the hotel for dinner while discussing your photos.
Optional: Bushmills Distillery visit
Wild Atlantic Learning photography tip: Avoid midday photos as much as possible. Early morning or afternoon light is best for photos. A stormy day can offer great photo ops of waves crashing against the 40,000 basalt chimneys.
Day 2 – Ireland – Glenveagh National Park – Fanad Head Lighthouse
After a good night’s rest, the first stop is over the border in Ireland and Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal. Indulge in the rich history of the castle and its Baronial beauty. Enjoy the contrasting views from the fairy tale castle of the rugged peaked mountains at the opposite end of the dark lake and one of the largest herds of deer in Europe. We will also take this opportunity to hike and explore its’ enchanting gardens that separate the rugged Donegal beauty and encourage thoughts of far of places with flora and fauna stretching the 5 continents all the while capturing your experiences with your mobile phone.
Lunch at Thyme Out tea rooms gives you the opportunity to taste local produce from local farmers for salads and meats.
Next stop Fanad Head Lighthouse, for another popular photographic opportunity of one of the most beautiful windswept peninsulas in Ireland and one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way. Discover the wonderful nature around you with opportunities to glimpse or even photo whales, porpoises or dolphins plus learn and experience its’ rich history and heritage.
Check into your hotel.
Day 3 – Ireland – Slieve League Cliffs
Travel to Slieve League and photograph one of the most iconic cliff faces on the Wild Atlantic Way. This is a sacred mountain with over a thousand years as a Christian pilgrimage. Steeped in history with jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic Ocean meeting its’ dramatic cliff faces makes for a very popular photo opportunity.
Lunch will take place at the Rusty Mackerel, a homely traditional Irish pub that serves all local produce.
Then it is a scenic coastal journey along the Wild Atlantic Way to Sligo and check into your hotel.
Wild Atlantic Learning optional activity:
- Visit the Neolithic site of Carrowmore, older than the Egyptian pyramids
- Visit the gothic monastery of Sligo Abbey which is mentioned in the famous local poet W.B Yeats’s two short stories.
- Nurse a pint of Guinness in one of Sligo’s oldest pubs plus Irish traditional music.
Day 4 – Co. Sligo – Strandhill – Mullaghmore
A short coach ride to the coastal town of Strand hill for Mind Calm Meditation with John G; personal life coach. For over 15 years John has helped people from all walks of life to overcome their fears and phobias. This activity will help you realise that it is not life’s problems that are distracting or clouding your mind but your thoughts and feelings about the situation (not the situation itself). You will be encouraged to make peace with them and develop more positive energy. In turn, this encourages a greater sense of contentment and a feeling of calm. As a reward empowering and enriching your day-to-day life.
Lunch in Strandhill in the seaside village in the traditional pub the strand bar.
Another short journey takes you to Mullaghmore and with scenic sea views and Ben Bulban Mountain, here’s an opportunity to capture Classiebawn Castle with Bulban as its’ backdrop.
Return to Dublin for a reflective photo diary workshop by Brendan O Se followed by a farewell dinner.