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    Bluebells at Tintern Abbey
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    Join us on our night workshops, capturing some of Kilkenny's historical landmark buildings and locations by manipulating the available light and night sky.
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I have had a lifelong love of photography and I use this to illustrate my passion for the remaining wild places on our earth.

My enthusiasm for photography had increased steadily over many years with my mastery of the technical aspects of photography maturing over time. I apply myself closely to the artistic elements of composition, light, colour and tone which are the essential components of any great image. It is a study that I find intensely rewarding.

In January 2010 I was awarded the City & Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence in the field of teaching in Ireland and UK.

What we do

We cover all Event Photography occasions including

  • Weddings, Communion & Confirmations
  • Portrait Photography
  • Events
  • Products
  • Owner & Pet Portraiture
  • Commission your own Photograph


Available in our online store:

  • Purchase framed or unframed photographs from my selection of galleries. 
  • Free worldwide shipping on all unframed photographs.
  • Gift Vouchers also available




I run a variety of workshops thoughout the year.  Previous workshops have included coastal drives around the Wild Atlantic Way, Red Deer Rut in Killarney National Park, Night Scene Workshops, One-to-one and Saturday workshops. 

I am an experienced tutor, and have been awarded a City & Guilds Gold Medal for excellence in the field of teaching.  

Keep an eye on my website for upcoming events

Latest News

26th December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Donal Costigan Photography

8th August 2018

Arts Week 2018 is here and that mean I will be in my now "Farmiliar Location" The Tholsel on High Street Kilkenny ever day from the 9th to the 19th of August, from 9am to 6pm each day.  If you are in Kilkenny please call in and say hello I would love to see you there.  I will have a range of Photography on display and also the list of my new Workshops which will be starting Autumn 2018.  


I look forward to seeing you there.


Donal Costigan

19th June 2018

I am very excited to announce the launch of my new updated website at my new address www.donalcostigan.com.  We have a host of new features including my brand new online store!

15th June 2018

Due to the fact I do a lot of wildlife photography, my wildlife hide is my second home.  When I am out trying to capture that special wildlife shot I am most of the time in my hide, hours turn into days, days turn into months with absolute no guarantee that the animal or bird I am trying to photograph will even turn up.  Usually when they do show it is at a time when it is raining or the light is at its worst or even worse still just as they are about to appear something spooks them and they disappear as quick as they have arrived.

24th December 2017

Just a note to say a massive thanks for all who have supported my photography in 2017 and look forward to see you in 2018.

17th December 2017

Just some of the daily callers, as this time of year is much more difficult to find food for small garden birds, we are all encouraged by Birdwatch Ireland to give them a helping hand over the winter months with some food.


Black and White


Plants and Flowers

Wild Atlantic Way


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Latest Videos

11th June 2018

The clip of these rabbits chasing each other around in the lovely evening sun was recorded in an old disused sand pit in Attanagh.  There were quite a number of rabbits here all out feeding and mak

11th June 2018

This little guy was one of five cubs in this den, of the five this guy seemed to be the more adventurous of them all, never content in staying around the den sites, instead off wandering about the

11th June 2018

I spent a bit of time recording at this fox den in Laois.  This has to be one of the hardest working vixen's I have ever had the pleasure to record.  A number of times a day she returned with food

29th May 2018

Here we see  a Buzzard feeding on the remains of a rabbit, this pair had a nest r=nearby with two juvenile chicks, the parents worked tirelessly to keep the juveniles fed.  This incredibly shy bird

2nd April 2018

The recording of this short video file of the Native Red Squirrel was fascinating to say the least.  When people speak about how busy they are burrying their stash, it is no exaggeration.  This lit

30th June 2017

To record this clip of the incredibly shy and rare Pine Marten was a privilege for sure.


This photograph was taken on a recent visit to Blessington Co.


I spotted this photograph whilst down doing some work on the Skellig islands.  This took more time than I had anticipated, this is a popu

Wild Atlantic Way

As the the clouds rolled in and the tide was ever increasing, the waters crashed off the rocks on the Clifden coastline.

Wild Atlantic Way

Inish Shark with Inishbofin in the background.  This photograph was taken just before a black storm cloud blew in over Clifden.

Wild Atlantic Way

The Sea drive in this part of Galway is a must for all to see.

Wild Atlantic Way

When traveling along the Sky Road in Clifden Co. Galway, every turn presents a breathtaking view.

Wild Atlantic Way

This sheep takes a walk down the road in the shadow of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range Co Galway.

Wild Atlantic Way

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Donal Costigan

Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone: 087-772 4586