Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland

5 years 3 months ago #103281 by ayiomamitis
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Dear friends ... and especially my buddy Frank ( ;-) ),

Can I get some feedback as to the best way to reach Inisheer and which seems to be a very short distance from Galway (Frank's back yard)? Also, for someone flying into Ireland from overseas, is Dublin the only major airport or is there a better (shorter) alternative?

Many thanks in advance!

Anthony.

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5 years 3 months ago #103283 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Shannon airport is a closer option..

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5 years 3 months ago #103284 by dmcdona
Replied by dmcdona on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Anthony - good to hear from you again. Do I detect a 'project' in progress?

As Roy says, Shannon airport would be closer though there are very good bus and train services from Dublin to Galway. Once in Galway/Shannon, you can get to Inisheer by boat or plane (from Connemara Airport). They are seasonal.

There are some other options - PM me.

Dave

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5 years 3 months ago #103285 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland

ayiomamitis wrote: Dear friends ... and especially my buddy Frank ( ;-) ),


Awh crap, I've been demoted... :laugh:

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #103286 by dave_lillis
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That's tough Seanie, to be dumped like that in public, on a message board ;). Lol

Planning an imaging run there Anthony ?
There is a great motorway system nowadays, you can get from Dublin to Galway very easily, a trip that would have been a nightmare several years ago and from near there either fly or get a ferry.
I've been to the Aran Islands many times, you can get there by ferry from Doon in county Clare or from Rosaveel near Galway, there might be a ferry from Galway City itself, but this I'm not sure about, you'll need to check .
There are also flights from Inverin to the islands, see
www.aerarannislands.ie
The ferries are very season dependent, I'd imagine the flights would be also. The flights are very scenic, when the weather is nice.

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5 years 3 months ago #103290 by ayiomamitis
Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Gents .... and Seanie,

There is indeed a couple of projects which are beginning to develop the best way possible. For example, just last night I came across the remnants of a shipwreck just north of Dublin (Baltray Beach).

As for Inisheer, I can easily foresee myself spending a three-day long weekend with the goodies available on the island for imaging under the night sky (star trails, Milky Way, rising constellations etc).

Thanks to all you for the information above and which I will use to investigate matters further. Flights between Athens and Dublin with return can be had for under 200 euro (ex Swiss Air) and which is music to my ears. I located a package deal where for 37 euro one has an evening's accommodation in Inisheer as well as roundtrip ferry tickets (see www.aranislandferries.com/times_meainoirr.php ) with 10% discounts available for online bookings.

I am delighted to learn of the service between Dublin and Galway (thanks Dave) since it helps a lot with multiple projects during the same trip.

Gotta experience that legendary Irish hospitality.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
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5 years 3 months ago #103292 by ayiomamitis
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If only I could spend the whole summer in Ireland: www.google.gr/search?q=castles+and+tower...sAQ&biw=1280&bih=673 ... a photographer's paradise!

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #103294 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Anthony,
It would be great to meet up with you if you are coming over here.
However, myself and Denise will be watching totality with a group in an MD83 at 35,000 ft over the North Atlantic.
If you planning a longer stay than just 1-2 days, let me know and we'll work out some way of meeting up.
Michael.

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5 years 2 months ago #103297 by ayiomamitis
Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Michael,

This is something which will hopefully transpire over the summer and/or early fall.

To this end, have a great time with the eclipse and which has about 46% depth in Athens.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #103298 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Ah right.
I had incorrectly assumed your trip here was for the solar eclipse.
We must definetly try and meet up so.
Let us know when you are finalising your plans and if you need a bed for the night we've a spare room here you are welcome to.
Michael.

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5 years 2 months ago #103299 by stepryan
Replied by stepryan on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
hi anthony,
you can get buses from the airport to galway:
citylink
gobus
eireagle.com



surely if you come to ireland you cannot miss newgrange

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5 years 2 months ago #103304 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Anthony, like Michael says, When you do come over let us know, It would be great to meet up with you again, was the Russian solar eclipse in 2008 the last time we met up?

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #103306 by ayiomamitis
Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland

stepryan wrote: hi anthony,
you can get buses from the airport to galway:
citylink
gobus
eireagle.com


GREAT links! :)

surely if you come to ireland you cannot miss newgrange


There is a serious amount of material available for imaging under the night sky. Awesome!!!

Thanks, Stephen.

Anthony.

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5 years 2 months ago #103307 by ayiomamitis
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Dave and Michael,

Indeed TSE 2008 was the last time we crossed paths.

Once we establish when Mr Morris will be out of the country for his 2015 summer vacation, we can make plans! :laugh:

Anthony.

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5 years 2 months ago #103318 by Frank Ryan
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Hey Anthony,
great to hear you're planning a trip over!

(sorry to hear of your demotion Seanie)
Do I get a pay rise then? lol.

That wreck on Inisheer is very cool (the lads here will know of it from the opening credits on the Father Ted TV show).
It's nicely placed for a startrails shot (stern East / bow West) though it nearly got broken apart during one of the big storms last year.
The bow is bent now so it'll look different from the photos you've probably seen. Still an awesome foreground though!
You'll be spoiled for choice regarding shooting locations there, Aran tends to have a good microclimate but you're biggest enemy will be clouds!

Getting there my advice would be, if you fly into Dublin, drive to Rossaveel (Ros a' Mhíl) takes about 4hrs and use Aran Island Ferries.
(Just make sure that hostel accomodation deal you found includes Inisheer (Inis Oírr) and not only just for the other 2 islands).
There is a nice hostel on the island and plenty of other cheap accomodation anyway.
If you fly into Shannon (where I live), It's 50 min to Doolin and you can grab a ferry there for around €10 each way which takes 30min.
My place is 2min from the airport so goes without saying you're welcome to a bed if you need to.
Whatever you decide, let me know and I'll be happy to guide you to the local sites when your over.

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5 years 2 months ago #103319 by ayiomamitis
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Hi Frank,

The wreck involving MV Plassy is what led me to discover Inisheer and, by extension, all of the other goodies on the island such as O'Brien's Castle, the lighhouse etc.

No question I am very much interested in a trip specifically for Inisheer as a starting point and it is now a simple question of waiting for favourable weather during a favourable period of the month in relation to the moon.

As for Seanie's demotion, it is more of your promotion given that you are in Galway and I am looking to make it to Inisheere. :p

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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5 years 2 months ago #103322 by Frank Ryan
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ayiomamitis wrote: As for Seanie's demotion, it is more of your promotion given that you are in Galway and I am looking to make it to Inisheere. :p

A hollow victory, I concede. :p

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5 years 2 months ago #103434 by albertw
Replied by albertw on topic Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
Hi Anthony,

ayiomamitis wrote: PS. I will see if I can locate an online publication of the many castles and towers in Ireland.


It might be worth contacting Peter Cox ( www.petercox.ie ). He's a professional landscape photographer, and has an interest in landscape astrophotography. He's taken some of the shots used in the promotion of the Kerry Dark Sky reserve for example. I'd imagine he would know of possible locations that might interest you and might be suitable for astrophotography projects.

Cheers,
~Albert

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