The fabulous, four-star Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney (Co. Kerry) has just announced a very interesting and creative package that is sure to inspire all amateur photographers. The ‘Cahernane Captured Photography Retreat’ takes place from Tuesday the 19th of March through to Thursday the 21st of March. This interactive and fun package is perfect for those who want to learn more about how to get to make the most of their photographs with top tips on working with natural light and capturing a moment in time. Guests will enjoy a full day of expert guidance and tuition with photographers Keith and Evelyn Woodard, a two-night stay with full Irish breakfast each morning and dinner on both evenings as well as welcome drinks with the photographers on arrival (rates from €346 per person sharing).
Participants on the photography retreat will go into nature with Keith and Evelyn and stop off at the adjacent Killarney National Park and beyond to capture some of the remarkable scenery in the area and immortalise those picture-perfect memories.
The hands-on tuition day commences at the original entrance to Muckross House Estate where guests will be presented with the magnificent beauty and architecture of Muckross House and Killarney National Park. The tour concludes with the breathtaking Torc Waterfall which is one of the most stunning natural attractions in the area all the while being shown how to capture some great images with top tips and tricks.
The talented duo firmly believes in taking a slower approach to photography and encourage people to take the time to look for inspiration. “Beauty can be found in all kinds of places if we just take the time to look,” said Evelyn, “the nature that surrounds us can be forever remembered and cherished as a beautiful photograph in our own homes. Sometimes too an urban scene can be just as interesting and beautiful. We just need to take our time and really look.”
Both Evelyn and Keith are high profile photographers and at one point were the most in demand wedding photographers in Ireland having snapped Michael Flatley and Niamh O’Brien’s wedding. These days, the duo are busy capturing landscapes and seascapes, for their own collection ‘The Woodard Collection’. Their photographs in the collection are now very much in demand pieces of art and are very popular with some of the world’s leading interior designers.
The west coast of Ireland is known for its amazing natural light and throughout the walk, we will explain how to work with this light in the Irish landscape which will change throughout the day,” said Keith. “No photography experience is necessary, and you can even use your camera phone.”
Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry is the perfect place to get away from it all this spring. Removed from the main throughfare of Killarney and set on its own private grounds on the edge of Killarney National Park, the house presents plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy a relaxing and creative getaway. The Muckross Road, where Cahernane House is located is often referred to as ‘The gateway to the Ring of Kerry’, renowned for its spectacular scenery and ancient history.
Built in 1877, Cahernane House Hotel has been extensively renovated by the owners, PREM Group who have spent over €7.8 million on an ambitious renewal programme. There are 12 grand bedrooms in the original Manor House, 28 in the Garden Wing and the Coach House, once home to the horses and carriages of the Herbert family who built the house is now the setting for 8 new luxurious bedrooms. The Coach House Bedrooms have all been decorated in vibrant colours and the soft furnishings and wallpapers have been inspired by the flora of Kerry and its famous wildflowers.
Cahernane House Hotel is well known for its fantastic food which is created by the Executive Chef Cormac Vesey and his team. The Cellar Bar serves casual food daily while fine dining is offered in Herbert’s. For more information on Cahernane House Hotel or to book see www.cahernane.com or call +353 (0) 64 663 1895.