Welcome GPPA Members to Ireland! Upon your arrival, meet us outside for our short van ride to our first hotel in Enis. We will be here for two nights! Today, just check in and relax, take a shower or a stroll in the local area. We will be meeting up sometime around 4 for some fine Irish drink and discuss the upcoming adventure!
DAY 2 - CLIFFS OF MOHER
This morning we are OFF to the Cliffs of Moher! We will be departing Enis about 8am so be ready!!! We will be doing some walking and shooting some awesome images at this world-famous site! We plan to have models during our shoots but you can also get your own portraits there too! We will shoot near the water and then have lunch… then hit the higher parts of the cliffs after.
DAY 3: Killarney
This morning after breakfast, we head out and drive South 85 miles towards Killarney. It is about a 2.5 hour drive but we will be stopping along the way to get in more photography at Adare Desmond Castle (13thCentury Ruins). We will work lighting (Natural, Reflected, and Strobe) with some time to wonder and do your own shooting… Our two models will be in dresses and will be made available to groups of two photographers during the stay. We plan to leave by 3pm in order to get to Killarney by 5 or 6pm for check in. Arrive in Killarney and check into our hotel for the night. We will be staying Inisfallen Hotel for 3 night(s). Dinner on your own or meet up with others in a local restaurant/Pub.
DAY 4: Killarney
This morning after breakfast, we head out to shoot at the Muckross Abbey. This is one of those places that just calls out for world class fine art portraiture!! We will stay there until early afternoon and then come back for lunch. After lunch, we will head off the Ross Castle for additional shooting until Sunset. Dinner after we return on your own.
DAY 5: Killarney
This morning we are free for the morning to individually go out and explore the town… Maybe take a cab to the local falls or just get out and do some shopping! At approx.. 3:30pm, we will meet back at the hotel (for those interested) for a trip to an awesome cemetery for more beautiful images. We plan to have a few models with us! Back at the hotel after sunset.
DAY 6: Cork
This morning wake up, pack, have breakfast and lets head East to CORK where we will be staying for two nights! On the way to CORK, we will be veering off to spend another day shooting at MALLOW CASTLE and Ruins. Yes, an awesome place for some portraits and fine art fantasy images. This will also be a great place to get some portraits of yourself by Kelly and Kalina and others! Have an outfit set aside! Virginia will be teaching us all about DOF and how to use it!We will stay at Mallow Castle until done… Sunset? Your call… We then head to our hotel near CORK.
DAY 7: BLARNEY CASTLE!!!
Today, we shoot in the Blarney Castle Gardens!! Take the time to go up and kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of Gab!!!
DAY 8: Kilkenny
An early departure from CORK so we can arrive at the ruins of HORE ABBEY (about 1.5 hour drive). Hore Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery near the Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. Hore Abbey is distinctive among Irish Cistercian monasteries in that the cloister lies to the north. The siting of the Abbey, with the Rock of Cashel close by to the north, may explain this departure from the usual arrangement. A former Benedictine abbey at Hore was given to the Cistercians by Archbishop David MacCearbhaill (in 1272), who later entered the monastery.
DAY 9: Kilkenny
Today we awake to our last full day in Ireland! We will be meeting up with some local models to take a few shots in Kilkenny… then it on your own to enjoy the city and the sites. Tonight we will have our farewell dinner in Kilkenny (Food included) – Location TBD.
6 AUG DAY 10:
End of Magical Tour!! Early drive to Dublin Airport for you to catch your flight back to the US or spend a few days enjoying Dublin on your own!!!