Photography & the Creative Spirit
in Western Ireland
Counties Mayo and Donegal
with Karen and Joel Schulman

Sept 19-30, 2021

In conjunction with Strabo Photo Tour Collection

Join us in western Ireland for an opportunity to expand your personal vision, make new friends and experience a very special place through new eyes, with the guidance of experienced photo leaders. Karen and Joel have each been working in the photographic field for 40 years and are both accomplished professional photographers. Karen is a skilled and sensitive photographic artist and educator and during our tour will share ideas and knowledge to help you create great travel photographs, whether you are using a DSLR or an iPhone! Joel is an expert in the digital imaging world and has done photographic printing for some of the most notable names in fine art photography. He will share his knowledge of both the technical and creative aspects of the photographic medium.

Photographic images are about our relationship to places we visit, people we meet along the way, and the emotion that is stirred within us from our experiences. What the camera does best is reveal and interpret our world, which leads directly to the discovery of parts of ourselves that have long been shut away. Developing our ability to see opens new doors and leads us down new and exciting pathways.
Highlights of your trip:

*The focus will be photography, including people and culture.

*Photograph the quiet side of Ireland - Counties Mayo and Donegal.

*11 days with photo Instructors and Local Irish Guide.

*Tour limited to 12 participants.

*Relaxed & flexible itinerary to make the most of the opportunities that come our way.

*The remote, romantic peninsula of Donegal with fishing villages, lighthouses and immense beaches.

*Enjoy photography, music, and the Irish spirit in traditional Irish pubs.

*All ensuite accommodations with waterfront rooms on the Quay in Westport and in Donegal Town.

Going to Ireland is like going home again. This photo tour is focused on the real Ireland - the areas that tourists don't often see. We'll stay in two lovely cities, Westport in County Mayo and Donegal Town on the Donegal Peninsula. This new itinerary was designed to give us time to explore the broad peat lowlands, colorful villages and ancient abbeys of County Mayo as well as the megalithic ruins, fishing villages and the dramatic coastline of County Donegal (and more)!

The soft pastel shades of the mountains and clouds appeal to the artist and the photographer. These natural landscapes along with the friendly people, render this Isle a place of inspirational beauty.

Our base for the first five days is Westport in County Mayo. You'll see and photograph the breathtaking landscapes, fascinating countryside as well as enjoy the music and culture of the area. We'll travel through the county, south to Connemara and north to Achill Island, photographing in a few of our favorite spots.

After our journey in County Mayo we will depart for the Donegal Peninsula, driving north through County Sligo, where W.B. Yeats is buried and the largest collection of stone circles and dolmens are located at Carrowmore. We'll spend four days around Donegal, exploring its sea cliffs, quaint fishing villages and harbors, and Donegal Town.

On our last day in the west, we will drive south to Shannon, stopping for photographic opportuities along the way. Depending on the interests of the group, we may stop at colorful villages, castles or loughs. The group will then enjoy a fantastic farewell dinner and surprise.

There will be ample time during the tour to share and review our photographs with Karen & Joel and each other!

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2021 Land Cost: $4095 based upon double ocupancy and a minimum of 9 paying passengers, maximum 12. There is a small group surcharge of $400 for 6-8 paying passangers.
Single room supplement: $595 (check with us for availability).

Please note: Waterfront rooms have been included. If you prefer a standard room, a discount is available per room.

A $750 deposit will secure your space.

Price includes:
based on double occupancy
*Meals as listed in itinerary.
*All field trips.
*All land transportation in excursion van.
*Services of driver and local guide.
*Group and individual photo instruction.
*Extensive pre-departure information, services and materials.

Not included:

International Airfare and airfare tax
Airport transfers

Dinners in Ennis

Passport fees
Personal Medical or travel insurance
Activities listed as optional

Personal expenses
Tips to guides or service staff

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For further information or to book this fabulous trip, contact Strabo Tours at
(607) 756-8676
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