Painting and Landscape Photography Workshops in the West of Ireland Announced for 2013 by Connemara Ireland Workshops

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Connemara Ireland Workshops announces three creative workshops for Spring/Summer 2013 - to include two painting, and one landscape photography workshop in Ireland's stunning Connemara region.

Connemara Ireland Workshops has announced three creative workshops for Spring/Summer 2013. A four-day landscape photography workshop with Ireland’s award-winning landscape photographer, Peter McCabe is scheduled for May 9-12, 2013.

In July, two painting workshops are scheduled. First, a landscape painting workshop “En Plein Air” is scheduled to run July 14th - 18th, 2013 with John Dinan, the extremely popular Irish painter and workshop tutor. The second, a watercolor-focused workshop is scheduled for July 19th-22nd, 2013 with visiting international watercolor veteran, Sylvia Hofflund. Both painting workshops are designed for artists to advance their skills in painting, while enjoying one of the most inspiring scenery in the world.

All three workshops are hosted at the award-winning country house, The Anglers Return, in the heart of Connemara, and the workshops are limited to 8 to 10 to maximize personal instruction – and photographers and painters of all levels of experience are welcome.

The photo workshop, with Peter McCabe is centered around personal in-the-field instruction at various landmark locations along with touring the rugged coastlines and mountains and picturesque villages of Connemara. It is offered all-inclusive, with workshop tuition, transportation during the workshop, accommodations and all meals provided – including classic Irish breakfasts at The Anglers Return, lunches, tea/snacks during breaks and dinners at some of the finest restaurants in Clifden, Roundstone and Recess. No effort has been spared to make these workshops as relaxing and enjoyable as they will be educational and non-workshop companions are also welcome at a reduced fee.

Painting workshops, also centered around highly personal one-on-one tutoring with a maximum group size of 8-10, will explore and capture with paints the many stunning locations in Connemara. Workshop fee includes class tuition, accommodations at The Anglers Return, classic Irish breakfasts, lunches, tea/snacks throughout. Non-painting companions welcome and encouraged to join us at a reduced fee.

The 4-day/3-night landscape photography workshop runs from May 9-12, 2013.
The 4-day/4-night landscape painting “En Plein Air” workshop with John Dinan runs from July 14-18, 2013.
The 3-day/3-night watercolor workshop with Sylvia Hofflund runs from July 19-22, 2013.
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About Connemara: Oscar Wilde called it “a savage beauty”; Connemara is a haunting landscape of rugged mountains, sparsely inhabited valleys, desolate bogs and rocky shorelines. Located in County Galway, the westernmost corner of Ireland – where they say the next parish over is Boston – Connemara is home to wild ponies, Gaeltacht districts of Irish (Gaelic) speaking residents, historic sites and ancient ruins, the mountains and bogs of Connemara National Park, the lovely villages of Clifden, Cleggan and Roundstone – and some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Europe.

About The Anglers Return: Selected as one of Bridgestone’s “100 Best Place to Stay” in Ireland 2012, and winner of multiple hospitality awards, The Anglers Return was built in the 1800s as a sporting lodge. The interior décor includes the original wooden floors, old maps and antiques. The spacious, high-ceiling dining room features antique tables and chairs, seascapes, models boats, and musical instruments – along with an extensive selection of Irish literature and travel guides. The tile-floored sitting room is furnished with a comfortable couch and fireside chairs, with a blazing fire in the open fireplace. A three-acre garden includes paths winding through azaleas, an organic vegetable patch, wild rocky outcroppings and bluebell woods.

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Lynn Hill
Connemara Ireland Workshops
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