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Ireland in ColorGroup Painting Tour of Ireland with Hugh O'Neill

Painting Workshop in Ireland with Hugh O’Neill

From beginner to advanced, painters of every level are welcome to join Hugh O’Neill as he sets up class in Doolin, County Clare for a week of sketching, painting or photographing the gorgeous landscapes that make Ireland so magical.

Voted "Best Known Irish Artist" by Palm Beach Illustrated and featured in "The Top 100 Irish Americans" of Irish America, O’Neill will not only share his experience of painting but Ireland as well.

If you are traveling with an artist, we will offer daily touring of the local area to ensure your trip to Ireland is unforgettable.

Beginner to Advanced Painting Tour of Ireland

Your Host, Internationally-Acclaimed Hugh O'Neill:

Ireland Painting Workshop with Hugh O'Neill, ireland

Countless students have sought out Hugh O'Neill's gifted teaching and painting skills including major Art instutions such as the Armory Art Center and the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in his home state of Florida.

Hugh O'Neill was born in the historic city of Belfast, Ireland in 1959. O'Neill began drawing and painting at an the early age of five. He studied for Fine Arts Degree at the established University of Ulster in Belfast City Ireland spending some of that time also studying in Nante and Paris, France.His University thesis research was entitled "Painters of Peasants in 19th century France"

After graduating with a major honors degree in 1985 O'Neill returned to France, painting for a period of time in and around the towns of Nice and Antibes. O'Neill has gained national and international recognition as one of the most gifted and collected of painters working today. His exhibitions are keenly attended and enjoy sell out success. He now resides in Southeast Florida.His expert knowledge of art history,art materials and the business of art is derived from a qualified teaching experience and as a successful working artist.

Where You Will Paint:

Doolin scenery, ireland

We have chosen Doolin as a base for the Ireland in Color Workshop, offering pristine views of the ocean, Aran Islands, Doonagore Castle, the docks, rolling hills, pastures and livestock. The location is gorgeous but also functional, putting you within a short walking distance to the docks as well as the pubs within the village, world-reknown for their traditional Irish music each night.

While the village itself gives you plenty of scenery and different landscapes to hone your painting, it will also give your non-painting companions a chance to get out and explore. Dotted with walking trails, just minutes from the Cliffs of Moher and a short drive to the Burren, Doolin offers your companions a bit more of Ireland than they might imagine. We are planning a one-day trip to Galway to explore and shop, a stop at Poulnabrone Dolem and the Burren Perfumery as well as a hike to the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher.

The final night at Dromoland was selected to make your last night mor relxing and enjoyable without having everyone at the airport at the same time, waiting for flights to depart throughout the day. Enjoy the grounds of Dromoland for one last day of painting, sketching and photographing this amazing castle hotel -- the pond, golf course or walled gardens. There will be several departures for the airport the following morning to ensure no one is rushed or arrives too early.

Where You Will Stay:

While you spend your days painting with Hugh, we know it's very important to have a "home" away from home and we've rented an entire guesthouse for the duration, giving plenty of space to continue your painting in common areas while giving you the comforts of home.

Surrounded by 20 acres of green countryside and natural beauty, this Clare Guesthouse prides itself in it's quiet and secluded location, yet only ½ mile from Doolin village.

  • Comfortable guest lounge and resident's bar (self-service)
  • Quite, well stocked library
  • Courtyard garden
  • Games room with pool table
  • Tennis court
  • Children's outdoor playground
  • Resident ponies and donkeys
  • All rooms are spacious and have at least a queen size bed, with our luxury suites boasting king size sleigh beds.
  • Family rooms and rooms with balconies are also available
  • All bedrooms feature the following guest amenities:
    • Marble en suites with spa or Jacuzzi baths (1 room with power shower only - wheelchair accessible)
    • Heated towel rail
    • Multi-channel satellite TV/radio
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Alarm clock
    • Tea/coffee facilities
    • Iron station
    • Hairdryer

For the non-painters on the tour, we can arrange golf, horse riding or book you in for some treatments at their deluxe spa!

Tour Inclusions:

  • Individualized instruction with Hugh O’Neill
  • 7 nights at 4-star Doolin Guesthouse, Doolin, County Clare
  • Farewell dinner at Hotel Doolin, Doolin, County Clare
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Transportation to and from guesthouse to painting sites
  • Optional touring for non-painters daily
  • Transfers are included with a 9am and noon departure

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Painting materials and equipment (you may pre-order and have it delivered to the hotel)
  • Meals (other than those listed above) and alcoholic beverages
  • Admission to any tourist attractions or transportation other than our daily touring guide (to be published later)
  • Gratuities for your driver

Travel Protection Insurance:

  • Travel Protection Insurance is strongly recommend and available for purchase. Please see our Payment Authorization form for details.

Deposit & Payment:

  • Deposit of $500 per person is requirement to reserve your place on this tour
  • Tour deposit is non-refundable
  • Non-refundable final payment is due May 6, 2013

Obtaining Airfare for Hugh's Tour

While this tour is open to anyone, there is quite a bit of interest from Hugh's home state of Florida therefore we ask that no one purchase airfare until it gets a little bit closer so we can determine if people are eligible for group airfare (minimum 10 traveling from each airport).

Tour Rates / Cost:

This workshop is limited to just 20 travelers to ensure hands-on instruction with Hugh. Please call or download the registration form today to ensure you seat on this tour as it is already filling up fast.

Painters: $1,700 per person, land only (double occupancy)
Non-Painters: $1500 per person, land only (double occupancy)
Save $100 per person if registered before February 28, 2013!

Single supplement is $400 for a private room throughout.

Single Share:

We will provide a single-share option on a first-come, first-serve basis. If we have a same-sex single traveler, you will be matched up and not have to pay the single supplement. If a single-share is not available, the single supplement will apply.