Our weekend photo tours take you to some of the very best locations for landscape and seascape photography in Donegal which is now part of the Wild Atlantic Way. See some of our sample itineraries below:
1.Drive to Dungloe and The Breeches Arch (Crohy Head). This is one of the best sea arches on the west coast of Ireland. It affords the photographer fine views over the Atlantic Coast which is now part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastline here is spectacular – a little scrambling may be needed to see the arch clearly. We will have lunch at the famous Nancy’s Pub in Ardara before going to the waterfall at Assaranca and Maghery beach if time permits.
2. Drive to the Rosguill peninsula to take in the photographic opportunities found along the Atlantic coast. We walk to Murder Hole Beach (Boyeeghter Bay) which is pounded by high energy waves. Following this we have lunch at The Singing Pub and then drive back to Lackagh Bridge and the Owencarrow river and onwards to Lough Salt, with spectacular views of west Donegal, and the remnants of an old Famine village.
Or 3. Drive to Dunlewy via a scenic route through the Derryveagh mountains – old Irish bridge and ancient ‘roofless’ church. We then proceed to Derrybeg and the wreck of Cara na Mara which lies abandoned on the beach – an iconic photographic location. After this we drive to the Bloody Foreland (huge cobbled storm beaches and sea arch – spectacular in storm conditions) and back along the coast to Magheroarty (a long spit of sand with some wrecked boats on the leeward side). As an extra we venture to the ‘Marble Arch’ on Horn Head to relish the views of the sea cliffs and the spectacle of the arch.
These may be done in reverse order depending on the times of sunrise/sunset and the tidal regimes.
We did some of this on a recent photo tour with clients from Switzerland.