All images copyright of Enda Flynn and were taken in the cooley peninsula.All photographs on this site are of wild animals.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY DAYS IN THE COOLEY MOUNTAINS
Unlike others we are not tuition based but specialize in getting photographers close to wildlife
By booking a day with us, you can get close to wildlife like Red squirrel,Jay,Pine marten & Buzzard and hopefully get that shot you always wanted.We have an excellent track record of getting photographers great shots of elusive wildlife.PLEASE READ OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE BOOKING which are located at the bottom of the Guided Photography days page (see menu bar above)
EXCLUSIVE DAYS ,BASED ON 2 PEOPLE SHARING
The prices for these days do not include accomodation or meals but do include a complimentary packed lunch,transportation between venues and use of hides were required.€150 (€75 per person)
B&B can be arranged if required please e.mail us for quotation
SPECIAL MIDWEEK OR WEEKEND PACKAGES
3 Nights B&B + 2 evening meals with 2 full days photography & complimentary packed lunches,based on 2 people sharing. €295 PER PERSON SHARING
We would be happy to quote for whatever you have in mind,just email us your requirements and we will get back to you.
We hold days for groups on specific dates.Keep an eye on the website or facebook for the next one
"I highly recommend the services provided by cooley wildlife photography for beginners or experts alike.Enda"s hospitality and knowledge were second-to-none.It was a fantastic 6 hours in the hide". Mark Carmody-Co.Cork. wildlife photographer and co author of the book, shorebirds of Ireland
"thank you for the photography outing yesterday i really enjoyed it.we are planning another morning soon"
Monica Ralph- Co.Louth
"I enjoyed the recent tour immensely,well planned and your hospitality was very much appreciated.I will be back for more"
Joe mc Ardle-Co.Louth
"many thanks for a great day taking photos of the red squirrels,your patience and organizational skills are very much appreciated and made the trip memorable"
The Cooley peninsula is in county Louth,on the east coast of Ireland, just over 1 hours drive from both Dublin and Belfast.It is an area of outstanding beauty and steeped in history.The medieval heritage village of Carlingford is the centre of much that happens on the peninsula and is well worth a visit,it has many pubs,restaurants,hotels,B&Bs and a tourist office.The mountains and hills dominate the area with many forestry plantations with Carlingford lough and the Irish sea bordering the area.Because of the many different types of wild habitat,in such a small area,its not surprising that it holds a wide range of biodiversity making it an ideal base for some natural history photography.Native mammals include Fox,Badger,stoat,Irish mountain hare,Pine marten,otter and red squirrel.while some of the noteworthy birds include Buzzard,Jay,Cuckoo,long eared owl,Woodcock,Raven,Merlin,Peregrine falcon and Crossbill.Notable butterflies and moths include emperor moth, fox moth,elephant hawkmoth,poplar hawkmoth,green hairstreak,small copper,wall brown, silver washed fritillary,dark green fritillary,holly blue and small heath.Notable damsel and dragonflies include Keeled skimmer,common hawker,Black darter,Emerald damselfly,4 spotted chaser and Emperor dragonfly.
During the winter many migrant birds arrive to escape the harsh weather further north expect Brambling,Twite,Fieldfare,Redwing,Whooper swan,Pale bellied brent geese,Snow bunting,waxwing and many more
MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
14th November 2012
Details of the competition on the image below.
31st July 2012
In association with Cooley Peninsula Tourism we will be holding a Photographic exhibition during Heritage week in Carlingford,Co.Louth entitled WILDLIFE IMAGES FROM THE COOLEY PENINSULA.It will run from the 18th-25th August in the Watch-house which is opposite the Harbour.We will open from 12noon till 6pm daily.Admission is free and everyone is welcome to drop in for a look
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
13th July 2012
A juvenile Great spotted woodpecker was photographed by Mick Bolger during a day with us recently.Mick was busy photographing Red squirrels when he noticed it fly in.It was chased off by a squirrel who didnt seem pleased to see it.
WEEKEND WORKSHOP 28TH&29TH JULY 2012
21st June 2012
We will be holding a weekend workshop on the 28th & 29th of july,with numbers limited to 4 people only.The cost for the weekend is €175 per person which includes 2 nights B&B with one evening meal and 2 days wildlife photography.We will be using hides to target species such as Red squirrel,Jay,Fox & Buzzard with a chance of daylight Pine marten.We will split the group into 2 at each site to improve the chances with the shy species with everybody getting the same time at all the sites.Because numbers are limited to 4 people booking is essential and it will be first come,first served.
To book and pay click on shop on main menu bar above and scroll down to weekend workshop 28-29 July
07th June 2012
Red squirrel photo wins heritage prize
08th October 2011
Congratulations to Ben Whitley who has won first prize in the youth category of the national heritage week photography competion with a stunning red squirrel shot taken during a day with us in the Cooley Peninsula
above photograph copyright of Ben Whitley
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