Ireland South Coast Astro Workshop 

Spend a night under Irish skies

  • Full Price
  • 200

  • Pay in Full
July 21st 2021
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What to Expect

Join us for a night under the stars shooting the Galactic Core of the Milky Way on the South Coast of Ireland. Obviously this workshop is weather dependent. Ireland doesn’t experience a lot of clear skies so picking dates for workshops can be tricky. The end of July can be an ideal time to shoot the night sky as full darkness returns.

This workshop will be run either at Hook Lighthouse or The Copper Coast.  I will decide the exact location a couple of days before the workshop once I have full and up to date weather forecasts, I will then email you a pin for a meeting point then. If you plan to stay down the night of the workshop, I would use Waterford City as a base to stay for flexibility as its roughly half way between Hook and The Copper Coast.

The plan is to get to our location nice and early, an hour before sunset, we could even shoot sunset, get to know the area and sus out potential compositions before dark.

The workshop will commence at 8.30pm and will run until approximately 2am-3am

This workshop is planned for Wednesday July  21st, but please keep the 22nd & 23rd free incase we need to reschedule due to cloud cover. This gives us the best possible chance to run a successful workshop and boost our odds of clear skies.

After the workshop you will also receive an Astro editing tutorial video to use at your own leisure after the workshop. This will be emailed to you the night of the workshop.

Please note*

Should we not get the weather we want to run the workshops, you will be issued with an online voucher for the amount paid to use on any future workshop or tour, this online voucher will have no expiry date. 



Should you need transportation from the Red Cow Luas Stop on the evening of the workshop, I will be picking people up at 6pm sharp.

The cost of this is €30pp

Once the workshop is completely you will be returned here to your cars.

Parking here is €4 for 24hrs

Get in touch here to reserve a place on the bus


Ireland isn’t exactly known for its sunny weather, but what it can be known for is the amazing light, stormy seas and moody clouds. No matter what the weather, you can be sure we are in the right part of the country to capture what ever mood is thrown at us. As the weather is so unpredictable in Ireland its impossible to set out a definite itinerary until we actually start the workshop, I will however be keeping a very very close eye on the weather throughout the day to make sure I get you in the right place, at the right time, for the right light.


Hook Head Lighthouse 


The Copper Coast

Location will be determined two days before workshop and emailed to you then.


You will learn

  • Manual focusing in the dark
  • Shooting at high ISO for stacking
  • 500 rule
  • Exposure blending

You will also learn the use of sunrise, sunset & astro planning apps.


You will need

  • DSLR with manual mode 
  • Wide angle lens 

14mm, 16-35mm or 18mm with f2.8 or less for full frame cameras

10-20mm or 11-16mm with f2.8 for crop sensor cameras

  • Good walking shoes with good grip & wellies
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Head torch, preferably with red light.
Included/Not Included

We include full tuition, amazing locations, a full astro editing tutorial video and great craic.

We do not include accommodation, travel insurance, food and drink.

When you book a workshop or tour with us, your booking confirmation email will automatically send you instructions on how to make use of our perfect payment plan to make the cost of the workshop or tour you have booked easier on the pocket.
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Why book with us?

YES YES, The rumours are true… We do have a knack of getting our groups in the right place at the right time, ensuring you capture a truly memorable shot you can cherish for the rest of your life. To us, capturing “the shot” is important but just as important is to enjoy the experience, when we get to a location take a minute to breath in the fresh air and really appreciate the views around us.

Not convinced?

When you book a trip with us, you get to sit back and relax. while we do all the driving. For our Irish workshops we have our very own Volkswagen 9 seater shuttle bus. The bus is a long wheel base, full air conditioned, extremely spacious and has ample USB charging points. On our tours abroad we also mostly book 9 seater buses and with groups no bigger than 5 or 6, ensures plenty of space and comfort!

Still not convinced?

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Whelan Cameras, 53 Degrees North & Formatt Hitech Camera Filters we have spare equipment like tripods, gore-tex jackets and pants and plenty of spare filter holders, filters and even shower caps to keep the camera dry during showers. All this equipment is readily available on our Irish workshops, should you need anything on an international trip, please just email us here to arrange this.

Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

Clothing & footwear: 53 Degrees North, Carrickmines & Blanchardstown in Dublin, Cornmarket centre, Cork.

(Email me for a 20% Discount with 53 Degrees North)

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