Connemara Apothecary


Introducing Herbs, Food & Foraging Workshops

A new series of workshops encompassing herbs, food, foraging and wellness.


Maiden Voyage

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September 29-October 2nd 2023

At the helm of our Maiden Voyage, will be photographer and writer Cliodhna Prendergast, chef and creator Katie Sanderson and portrait and documentary photographer Doreen Kilfeather.

This will be a slower-paced retreat where people have time to take everything in. Coming together as a small group is as important to us as the art of food and photography so expect a full but not too pressing schedule, fantastic food, fireside chats, soft rain on the skin and salt in your hair. You can engage fully in all aspects of the workshop or stand back to observe and absorb as you wish.

Having run the very successful Lens and Larder workshops with her business partner Imen McDonnell; which were interrupted by covid, Cliodhna Prendergast has decided to continue the offering through Workship, concentrating on photography but with other crafts to be added later in the series. Workship allows space for reflection, discovery and fun.

Cliodhna, Katie and Doreen will bring you on a curated 3-day trip into the heart of Connemara, a beautifully wild and rugged area on Ireland’s Atlantic coast to explore place, people, produce, sea and land while learning and developing your photography skills.

Our Maiden Voyage retreat is also about immersing yourself in the warm welcoming culture of Connemara, ensuring an intimate experience that extends beyond the art of photography while you explore the spirit of this place and discover your own and other’s creativity. This is a perfect retreat for those interested in experiential travel and connecting with a place and its community while exploring photography in a nurturing environment.

While Cliodhna will gently guide participants in editorial or story-led photography, Doreen Kilfeather will share her incredible skill in portraiture and Katie will bring her fabulous talents to the table with a bounty of local and seasonal Irish ingredients to demonstrate and cook.


Photo by Doreen Kilfeather

Where, When,
Who &
How Much


September 29-October 2nd 2023

Our base for this workshop will be in the new and beautifully curated ‘Within the Village’ suites. A very special place renovated by craftspeople and brought to life by local artists and makers in the heart of the fishing village of Roundstone (Photos to come, the finishing touches are being applied).

What’s on Offer

Three nights accommodation, three dinners, breakfast and two lunches. A trip on a Galway Hooker, a traditional west of Ireland sailing boat, photography tutorials, food demos, wine, beer and beverages other than the pub

€1650 per person | Private Room


Who is this workshop for?

This is a workshop for anyone interested in 

No experience is necessary.

What is not included;

Flights, travel to and from Roundstone although we will help put people in touch for car-pooling if needed.

Personal travel insurance is strongly advised.

Please see Terms & Conditions here

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