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Wild Atlantic Ireland - Spring

Mountains & Coast, Music & Craic

Spend six days/five nights enjoying the beauty, charm and splendour that is Ireland in the Spring - with expert tuition and guiding from founder of Travel Photographer of the Year, Chris Coe, and hugely experienced guide , the Irish musician Olcan Masterson. Olcan has lived in this part of Ireland for many years, and Chris photographs calendars, guide books and coffee table books of Ireland, so between them they know all the best places to go and things to see, whether that's on or off the beaten track. You'll also have plenty of fun and learn a great deal about the places and people you encounter as you get under the skin of this very special place.

The Emerald Isle is waiting to welcome you as the west coast landscape of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way bursts into life after the winter. Its famed green landscapes are dotted with colour from spring flowers. It's a time of change and no two days are the same, but regardless of weather there is lots to photograph, from colourful details to big sky landscapes.

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Along with experienced photo guide and reknowned musician, Olcan Masterson, Chris Coe will tutor you in landscape and travel photography. We'll take in some spectacular locations from Achill Island and Nephin Beg, north of Westport, to Connemara in County Galway further south.

Time is essential in exploring this part of Ireland and Chris and Olcan's intimate knowledge of it means you'll discover the hidden gems as well as the big landscapes. As an additional treat we'll take in the some Irish pubs and traditional music sessions, which you can just enjoy or photograph as well.

Ireland is a country of vivid colours and colourful characters, with Westport being one of its most vibrant and charming towns. There are photographic opportunities at every turn and, based in the Westport Harbour Hotel, you'll be able to step out of your hotel at any time and see the light across Clews Bay and Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. The centre of Westport is only 10 minutes' walk away.

Ireland Highlights

  • Wild Atlantic Way landscapes
  • Striking coastline of County Mayo (including Achill Island) and County Galway
  • Trips to Clare Island and/or Inishboffin (weather permitting)
  • Colourful places and characters
  • Music sessions

Photo Tour Highlights

  • Small group
  • Group and individual tuition
  • Tutor dedicated to helping you with your photography
  • Experienced photo guide
  • Unhurried itinerary with plenty of time to develop your photography
  • Opportunities to photograph landscape, wildlife, lowlight, movement, people, music and night photography

What You'll Learn About

  • Understanding light & how to control it
  • Composition & how to add impact to your images
  • Understanding the important technical functions of your camera
  • Exposure & how to meter light accurately
  • Receive feedback your images during the tour
  • Low light and night photography


This tour will be tutored by professional photographer and founder of travel Photographer of the Year awards, Chris Coe.

Chris is self-taught and has been a professional photographer for 25 years. He is also the founder of the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards ( and author of several books on photography. His photography has taken him all over the world on commissioned work and stock shoots, photographing using both film and digital cameras, in every format from 35mm to large format, including panoramics. Chris has photographic experience of shooting everything from landscapes to people, travel to architecture and abstracts to wildlife images.

For the past 15 years Chris has spent extended periods in Ireland, shooting a calendar that features a photo a day - so he has remarkable, in-depth knowledge of the country and its photographic opportunities.

Olcan is a reknowned Irish music who plays all around the world. He is also a keen photographer and has been leading photographic tours in the west of Ireland for 20 years.

Travel & Booking Information

What's included in the price:

  • All tuition
  • 5 nights B&B at 4* Westport Coast Hotel in Westport Harbour
  • Personal guide and excursions
  • Transfers from Knock Airport

What's NOT included in the price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Meals not detailed
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Any service not specified

The intinerary in detail will be downloadable soon

For more information on the photo tuition and photography on this trip please contact us on 01728 627752 or by email.

Experience Ireland's west coast Wild Atlantic Way in County Mayo and County Galway in either Spring or Autumn
Photo Tour Dates


Dates coming soon for 2019


Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Photo Tour Price


*photo tuition & 5 night B&B accommodation sharing. Prices to be confirmed

Single supplement

£115 for trip

*Excludes flights


Chris Coe

Photo Guide

Olcan Masterson

Max Group Size


(Minimum 6)

How To Book


01728 627752


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More Information About The Photo Tuition
Tel: 01728 627752

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