Mid Summer Madness in Dingle

6 long days of photography TBA 2019

Explore the Dingle Peninsula and Kerry from a photographer’s perspective.

Mid-Summer Madness in Dingle

6 days of photography around the Dingle Peninsula & Kerry. TBA 2019

 Includes 5 nights, with room, breakfast and three course evening meal, all tuition and transport between An Portan in Dunquin and photography locations & ferry to the Great Blasket Island.

Join us for 6 long days of mid-summer photography madness during June 2018, based in Dunquin, Co Kerry, Ireland, at the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. Explore the Great Blasket Island and the beaches, cliffs, hillsides and remote valleys of Kerry with your camera, led by George Jackson, a photographer with an intimate knowledge of the area. Experience group and 1 on 1 photography sessions and learn to use your camera, phone or device to its full capability. Improve your composition, use natural light to its full advantage, all the while practising and improving your photography at the wide variety of locations and interesting subjects that we visit around Kerry.

  • Maximum of 5 participants with group and 1 on 1 sessions
  • Ideal for any level of interest, ability and experience of photography
  • Improve your photography with any camera, device or phone
  • Practical learning in the field with group sessions and 1 on 1 learning
  • Unlock your creative potential at wonderful locations
  • Day trip to the Great Blasket Island
  • Discover seldom visited locations around the Dingle Peninsula and Killarney with fantastic views
  • Visit the sites used in the “Ryan’s Daughter” film that made the area famous
  • Sunrise and sunset expeditions to different locations every day
  • Landscape and scenic photography at beautiful and stunning locations
  • Visit castles, ancient churches and standing stones
  • Fabulous beaches, rugged coastline, cliff walks, with spectacular views
  • Gentle walks on hillsides and along remote and picturesque valley floors
  • Photo editing, cropping and saving images for printing, internet or social media


The days are very long during mid-summer and we’ll usually break the day into a few sessions with periods of rest and relaxing in between. Sunrise is early at around 5am and if conditions look favourable we’ll be up enjoying the early morning stillness and light for a couple of hours before breakfast. If we’re staying out for sunset and beyond into twilight, we may be arriving back in Dunquin as late as 11.30pm.

On a favourable day we’ll take the ferry to the Great Blasket Island and visit the ruins of the old village, take a walk on White Strand and explore the near end of the island. Weather permitting a typical day will begin with a dawn and sunrise shoot. Following breakfast and a rest in Dunquin, we’ll head out to explore a different part of the Dingle Peninsula or Kerry each day, visiting a varied range of subjects and locations with ongoing demonstrations and practical hands-on tuition to improve your photography. Around mid-day, we’ll stop for a break and a snack, in one of the towns or villages, close to our location before continuing the session through the afternoon and returning for dinner in the early evening in Dunquin. Then it’s out again for the evening to a stretch of rocky coastline or a sandy beach to watch the sun go down and hopefully catch a spectacular sunset to finish the day. If weather conditions are against us at any time we’ll still explore but we may stay closer to the minibus for shelter or even spend some time at the Guest house going over photography techniques or post processing, editing, cropping and saving our images.

All the topics and subjects we’ll cover during the photography holiday are for the most part, outlined in Dingle Darkroom’s Beginners Photography Parts 1 & 2 and the Landscape Photography workshop, though we’ll have much more time to cover everything thoroughly during group and 1 to 1 learning. In addition, we’ll have regular sessions looking over the images were taking and discussing how we can improve on them, either out on location or later on, using straightforward post processing, editing and cropping. As a participant, you’re welcome to join in with all the group activities and sessions as much as you want, although at the same time you’re free to skip any session or activity if you’d rather do your own thing or even if you prefer a touch more sleep in the morning!

While the photography walks require a moderate level of fitness and the ability to climb stiles and traverse gentle slopes for the most part, almost all the locations we visit on the walks are accessed easily with a drive and a short walk. During the sunrise, sunset and photography tours all the locations we visit are easily accessible with a short walk using paths, tracks or reasonably level ground from where we park. However, on returning from the Great Blasket Island, the path up from the pier at Dunquin is rather steep, but we can take our time!

Location: An Portan, Dunquin, Co. Kerry, Ireland.   Dates: TBA 2019

Learn more about An Portan Guest House

Includes room, breakfast and dinner for 5 nights, photography tuition and transport between photography locations & return ferry to the Great Blasket Island.

Discount available for 2 persons sharing a room and non-participating sharers are also welcome, please use the contact form below for details, or indeed, if you have any other enquiries.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 7:33am
Dingle awoke to this fabulous red sky at dawn over Killarney and The MacGillycuddy's Reeks this morning. On that note it's time to tie everything down in the garden as it's looking to become wet and windy today!
@DinglePeninsula @gokerry2018 @wildatlanticway @KerryYourNatEsc https://t.co/ykWs0em05G
dingledarkroom photo
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