Clare’s Wild Atlantic Way is a collection of aerial photographs, taken and compiled by pilot-photographer Patrick G. Ryan, that renders Clare’s coast in all of its unique beauty. The awe-inspiring images capture both the rugged natural landscape of Clare and the man-made structures – castles, towers and lighthouses – that enhance it. The collection includes popular tourist destinations such as the Burren, Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher, along with lesser-known sites. Each location is also accompanied by text that gives a brief overview of its history, flora and fauna, and references in popular culture, as well as offering suggested activities for tourists.
All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Cahercalla Hospice, Ennis.
Patrick G. Ryan worked as an Irish landscape and aerial photographer for the past thirty years. He completed a Diploma in Professional Photography, was a member of both the guild of Professional Photographers of America, and had the Distinction of Licentiate from the Royal Photographic Society. Through his art, Ryan strived to address elemental human concerns about who and what we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Sadly, Patrick passed away during the production of this book.