Holiday in Co. Kerry? See it through the eyes of a local photographer

I don’t know about you, but this year has been difficult to say the least. Travel has been almost non-existent and seeing friends and family has been challenging too. But there is still light at the end of the tunnel and one thing that is keeping me going is the thought of having a good ole’ family Christmas. Nothing beats Christmas day with the family. The cringeworthy Christmas decorations, cheesy board games, the ‘filled to the brim’ Christmas dinner plate (pigs in blankets, roasted vegetables, turkey… you name it) and of course the tins of Christmas chocolates which you just can’t put down. We’ve got to power through these next few weeks with more restrictions being brought in to be able to enjoy some kind of ‘new normal’ Christmas. It’s finally something to look forward to after all!

A change of scenery this Christmas is what we all need. A break from reality, a place to enjoy some time off with our loved ones and there is no better place to visit then Co. Kerry, Ireland. The Dingle and Iveragh Peninsulas along the Wild Atlantic Way are among some of the most beautiful places to visit in the world and if you’re worried about finding something to do while here then look no further.  


Try something new this festive season

We’ve done the Fungie tours, (we miss you Fungie and we hope you are safe and well, wherever you maybe) we’ve done the Dingle Distillery tours but now is the time to take part and experience something you’ve never done before.

Photography workshop

Dingle dark room offer workshops allow you to take full advantage of the breath-taking scenery this county has to offer and there is no better person to guide you on this tour than through the eyes of a local, who has lived on the Dingle Peninsula for over 25 years. George – a landscape photographer and our resident photographer for all Stay YNA Holiday Homes in Kerry, will give you the utmost intimate knowledge of the Dingle Peninsula through his passion of photography. 

The tours are aimed at anyone who loves photography and caters for all levels and abilities – it doesn’t matter if you’re a casual visitor or a serious professional. The goal is to provide a new outlook of the Peninsulas and are designed so you can comfortably learn at your own pace while experiencing many superb photogenic locations.

From the Lakes of Killarney to the backroads of the Dingle Peninsula. There’s a range of tours to choose from. From day/ half day tours around some of the most scenic parts of the county. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite workshops below to choose from – 

Unique Holiday Lets on the Wild Atlantic Way  – Our Exclusive Holiday Homes on the Iveragh Peninsula make a fantastic base to explore from the lakes and forests of Killarney to the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean with views out towards the Skellig Island, you will travel the back roads and small lanes wherever possible, exploring remote valleys and crossing mountain passes, seeking out spectacular vistas and locations to photograph. Duration of tours lasting half/full day.

Holiday on the Dingle PeninsulaDingle Darkroom tours will carry you along the backroads and small lanes that meander along the hillsides, through the farmlands, past ancient churches, castles, standing stones and even farm tracks, that just end abruptly on the Wild Atlantic coastline. Duration of tours lasting from 3.5 hours to 9.

Holidays and mini-breaks – The photography holidays, weekends and bespoke mini-breaks are available for individuals and private groups and will consist of ‘follow me tours,’ photography walks and workshops which will comprise of two 3-4 hour sessions per day. 


Supporting the local community 

This Christmas, it is more important than ever to support the local community so why not treat a loved one to a Dingle dark room gift voucher. The value of vouchers will range from €50 – €250. We will also be creating a Christmas gift guide to help support the local businesses in the area, so be sure to check this out… coming soon. 


Unique Holiday Lets on the Wild Atlantic Way
We have a fantastic collection of unique holiday homes on the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsula. Perfect to get to know the Wild Atlantic Way, see below for some of our favourites –

Caragh Lake House –  a luxury vacation rental, set on the shores of Caragh Lake, a large scenic lake in the Reeks District, County Kerry, Ireland. With your own private lakefront, beautiful spacious interior and breathtaking 180º views. This secluded six bedroom villa is the perfect place for your next family reunion or group getaway in the Reeks District.

Tigh Thor –  without a doubt one of the most stylish homes you will find on The Dingle Peninsula. The newly renovated home has it all…views, space, light, incredibly chic interiors plus a hot tub the kind of luxury we all want to escape too.