Glendalough Upper Lake In just one week, I'll be headed back to Ireland to spend some time with my camera in the landscapes I love so much. I've had a love affair with the land, the place, and the people of Ireland since my first visit in September 2015. It is the place I call the home of my heart and soul, and I have made several visits since that first one, getting to know the land and the people more intimately.
As a part of my ongoing romance, I will spend some time first in County Wicklow, and then in County Donegal. While in Wicklow, I plan to explore more of the area around Glendalough Upper and Lower Lakes, as well as the surrounds. Of course, I'll be out and about with my camera, but I'm also hoping to do some hill walking along the Wicklow Way, as well.
From Wicklow, I will make my way to Donegal, where I will spend six days exploring such places as Slieve League, Glenveagh National Park, Mount Errigal, Dunlewey Church and the Poisoned Glen, Fanad Lighthouse, and the northern-most point in Ireland - Malin Head.
The visit will culminate with a landscape photography workshop in Donegal with Peter Gordon of Explore Light. Check him out on Facebook and give his page a 'like' while you're at it! You can also have a look at the workshop here: Donegal Workshop Masterclass April 2017.
I've not been to Donegal yet, so this will be my introduction to the place, and I absolutely can't wait to immerse myself in the stunning environment I've heard so much about. I also have ancestral ties to Donegal, albeit fairly far back in time, but ties nonetheless. So, I'm interested to see if I will feel the same strong connection to the place, the land, and the people of Donegal that I have felt in other parts of Ireland where I don't have any specifically known ancestral ties.
Before you go, have a look at this video by the Wild Atlantic Way, of the beautiful Fanad Lighthouse, which I will be paying a visit to and photographing while I'm there. Stay tuned to this space over the next few weeks to see updates and new images from my visit.
Slán go fóill