Here we are, May already, and so, we
present this special report (our 58th NightNews!) now - with some more important
announcements . . .
Cead Mile Failte
- Irish for a "hundred thousand welcomes"
This just in: the Trip is ON! The long-awaited return of The Nocturnes
to photograph (both nocturnal and diurnal!) in the beautiful, magical West
of Ireland, has moved through the final stages of planning and promotion and
on to "pre-flight!" As with some of our past treks,
The Light of Ireland, is offered thru Strabo Tours for 11 days
- July 15-25, 2013.
There are still spaces available on this Photo Tour, but as you know,
with international tours/travel, one needs a bit more lead time to attend
- so if you're interested (or know of someone who is) feel free to contact
us directly via email: basket[at]thenocturnes[dot]com or call: 707-645-9860
will be leading this trip as I did in 2001 and 2002. Ireland is a very special
place for me. In addition to having relatives in Northern County Mayo and County
Sligo, as I've said, I have traveled many times to the area, starting in the
early 1980s - with Workshops offered by Ron Rosenstock, the very photographer
whose Hillcrest House (a former Bed 'n' Breakfast, registered with the Irish
Tourist Board) will be our home base, while in the West of Ireland. Located
midway between Westport and the village of Newport, in County Mayo – it is from
there, that we will set out on daytime and nighttime excursions to discover
and share the beautiful light and spirit of Ireland.
Finallly, back to our
Top Story. . .
Our schedule, while in Ireland will keep us busy, but there will be ample
opportunities to relax and enjoy the sweeter, gentler pace of life on the
Emerald Isle. The frantic schedules of our daily lives will dissolve into
peaceful days of total immersion into our Irish adventure.
Sound interesting? We can talk about it more, sometime soon, if you'd like.
Also, I can put you in touch via email with people who have taken the Tour
previously, and they can fill you in on some of the great points about the
trip, from a participant's perspective, if you'd like. Have you been to Ireland
before? England? Europe? Any relatives in that part of the World?
To see images done on an earlier PhotoTour we did, check out some of participant
Mike Quinn's images (and commentary!) - on The Nocturnes site: www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/Eire2002/index.htm
Also, check out this page of Night Work (and reflections) from another
of our trips - www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/mayonight.html
- by yours truly.
We hope you find these images and details helpful as we prepare for our trip
to the Emerald Isle in July. Should be interesting/entertaining - whether
you can make the trip, or not!
We will keep those interested in the Tour updated, sending out periodic missives
about the trip, along with travel hints, inspiring images, musical treats,
readings, and reflections on the West of Ireland. These occasional communiqués
that will appear in your INBOX as Links to The Nocturnes Blog, which has been
commandeered and will serve as "The Nocturnes in Ireland - 2013" Blog.
Just in case
you're on Facebook, you might have a look at what I've been linking to,
much of which deals with life (and Photography)
in Ireland. Not to mention Irish music, genealogy, history, Brehon Law,
and Irish constitutional rights! Here's the link - http://www.facebook.com/tim.baskerville
Hope you enjoy this virtual tour of the West of Ireland! Maybe see in July
. . . ?
Tour - http://phototc.com/tours/details/the-light-of-ireland
Blog - http://thenocturnes.blogspot.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/tim.baskerville