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April 10-18

Photograph the best of the Emerald Isle

Whether your photographic interests focus on nature, history, or culture, you and your camera will feel right at home in Ireland. Join us for a seven day tour of one of the most beautiful countries in the world, where we’ll feature well-known destinations such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry; lesser known landscape gems like the rugged coastal formations at Dunquin Pier and the surreal forest of Gougane Barra; and even filming locations from your favorite shows and movies like Star Wars and Game of Thrones. The windswept cliffs and green pastures of Ireland await you!

Itinerary
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Ireland

April 10-18, 2020

April 10: Fly to Ireland overnight
April 11:
Arrive in Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Kinbane Castle, The Dark Hedges
April 12:
Dublin, Trinity College, Temple Bar, The Guinness Storehouse, Trim
April 13:
Cobh, Gougane Barra National Park
April 14: The Ring of Kerry
April 15: Kissane Sheep Farm, Dingle, Dunquin Harbor
April 16: Limerick, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren
April 17: Slea Head Drive
April 18:
Depart

What's Included
  • 1 Nights lodging in Northern Ireland

  • 1 Nights lodging in Trim

  • 2 Nights lodging in Killarney

  • 3 Nights lodging in Dingle

  • Ground transportation

  • All breakfasts

  • 4 Dinners

  • Photo instruction

  • Exclusive, small group experience

  • All Admissions & Fees

    • The Book of Kells & Trinity College

    • The Guinness Storehouse

    • Carrick-a-Rede Bridge

    • The Giant’s Causeway

    • The Cliffs of Moher

    • The Beehives

    • Kissane Sheep Farm

    • Gougane Barra National Park

Details

Average Climate

Temperatures can range from 45 F to 60 F, and is very pleasant for this time of year.
Be prepared for cool and warm weather, as well as wind and rain. It is likely to experience some precipitation each day.

Physical Difficulty

Ireland is mostly flat and has easy walking. You will be walking on grass and dirt paths, as well as cobblestone. Ireland’s best perspectives are on the coast and cliff sides, which can be windy. The Giant’s Causeway can be slippery if you choose to stand near the water. Dunquin Harbor has a steep drop-off, and can be extremely windy, as are the Cliffs of Moher. You may choose to walk a far distance along the cliffs if you wish. This is not required.

Sunrise/Sunset

Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, sunrise is around 6:30 AM and sunset is around 8:30 PM. If we choose to shoot at sunrise, we will be eating breakfast after the shoot.

Cost

5 Spots Total
$3500 per person

 
Instructors
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PAUL NGUYEN

Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.

Visit his website and portfolio at www.paulnguyenphoto.com

ALLIE RICHARDS

Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.

Visit her website and portfolio at www.allierichards.com

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Flights

Flights are not included in the cost of this tour. Please coordinate your flights to arrive approximately the same time as us in Belfast, and leaving from Shannon.
We will send you the correct information closer to the tour dates. We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance if you may not be able to attend for any reason.

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