Inishturk island in Mayo

Inishturk island photography workshop

Date: July 27th to 28th

Group size: 6

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Inishturk is a large hilly island off the coast of Mayo, with stunning sea cliffs and beautiful landscapes. The walking trails on Inishturk offer amazing views of the surrounding islands and the mountain scenery along the Mayo coastline. The Lough Coolaknick Loop is a nice relaxing meander around the top of the island. The Mountain Common Loop is longer and follows a path over rough ground up past the old signal tower and down towards the edge of the island where you will be rewarded with beautiful cliff scenery.

What Is Included IN THE PRICE?

  • Return ferry ticket from Roonagh pier to Inishturk

  • One night accommodation at a bed and breakfast (shared occupancy)

  • One breakfast and one dinner

  • (snacks, lunch and any alcohol are not included)

For this workshop, we will catch a ferry from Roonagh pier outside Louisburgh in Mayo on Saturday morning to Inishturk. We will be staying in a bed and breakfast on the island that evening. We will explore a number of locations over the weekend. On the first evening, we will have an early group meal to allow for our evening sunset shoot. Breakfast will be served the next morning after our sunrise and morning shoot. We will continue to explore other locations on the island before returning to Roonagh that evening on the last ferry.

Where is inishturk?

Inishturk is a 45 minute ferry ride from Roonagh pier outside Louisburgh on the Wild Atlantic Way in Mayo. Roonagh pier is approximately a 35 minute drive from Westport in Mayo.

How hard will the hiking be? 

We will be walking to all locations, the distances are typically no more than a few kilometres return. However, some locations will require walking across rough terrain. If you have mobility problems, this is probably not the trip for you. 

What camera gear should I bring?

The following are some recommendations. Since we will be hiking throughout the day and carrying our own gear, equipment should be kept to a minimum.

 Camera Equipment:

  • Lightweight tripod

  • Camera backpack

  • DSLR camera body

  • Lenses

  • Various ND filters/polarizers

  • Extra batteries

  • Lens cloth

 Other items:

  • Comfortable hiking boots

  • Long pants

  • Warm jacket

  • Rain jacket

  • Snack bars/lunch/water

  • Headlamp/flashlight