Spin South West Sandstorm 2017 Ballyheigue Beach was the location for Sandstorm 2017 race yesterday organised by Spin South West radio in association with Fanta. This award winning annual event is a firm fixture on the calendar. Dollymount Strand in Dublin was the setting in June hosted by Spin1038 and […]

Luttrellstown Castle 11/2/2017 My first shoot in Luttrellstown Castle, and my first time having the wonderful Becky assist me – but not the last on both counts. A recent trip to the East of the country created a few firsts for Ciara O’Donnell Photography all the way from wild & […]


Kerry Photographer on tour

It’s true what they say.. A break from work does us all the power of good. This Kerry photographer recently took a break from my mad schedule – reluctantly I must admit, as I put myself under tremendous pressure to turn around my wedding work as quickly as possible. But as a creative human [...]
It’s true what they say.. A break from work does us all the power of good. This Kerry photographer recently took a break from my mad schedule – reluctantly I must admit, as I put myself under tremendous pressure to turn around my wedding work as quickly as possible. But as a creative human [...]
It’s true what they say.. A break from work does us all the power of good. This Kerry photographer recently took a break from my mad schedule – reluctantly I must admit, as I put myself under tremendous pressure to turn around my wedding work as quickly as possible. But as a creative human […]


Ciara O’Donnell Photography Highlights of 2015

What a year! Here are some of the highlights of 2015 from Ciara O’Donnell Photography. It’s been such a busy year full of weddings, portraits and lots of surprising commercial work. I can hardly believe I am smashing targets for 2016 already, and I have my past clients to thank for that. The […]

A few weeks ago I received an email from a guy in the United States who wanted to propose to his girlfriend while in Ireland on holiday and wanted to employ my services to document the momentous event. Look, I nearly died I won’t lie. What pressure…and what if something happens […]

In my job I always get the best view.   The most exciting thing about being a Kerry photographer is the unpredictability of it. Week-to-week I really don’t know where I’ll be or who I’ll be shooting. It could be a the Kerry Senior football team, a community group of […]

KFest Photography Exhibition by Ciara O’Donnell K-Fest is an arts festival celebrating Art & Music held in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland each June bank holiday weekend. This is the second year of the festival, which is growing in popularity and this year 120 artists will exhibit their work in various […]

In this day and age it’s not uncommon for couples to be planning their wedding in Ireland from abroad. Us Irish love to get married at home, at any cost it would seem. The economy and job opportunities have forced many people to leave. So I’m never surprised to get […]

Christmas Market Salzburg ne of the regular highlights for me over the last few years has been a trip to the Christmas markets in Germany and Austria. It really is special. Outdoor ice skating, outdoor markets selling traditional decorations and selling hot snacks and warm gluwein. It’s a memory that […]

Kerry Boudoir Photography   Kerry Boudoir is a collaboration between Ciara O’Donnell Photography and Tara Donoghue Photography. We are two prominent female wedding photographers from Kerry and we recently combined forces to try something new.  Boudoir photography is a booming phenomenon growing in popularity in Ireland and we wanted to […]

Ballyheigue , Co. Kerry   When the John Murray show on RTE Radio 1 put out a call to action recently the response was overwhelming. Johns request was for a scenic location to hold a community walk. Towns and villages across Ireland made their pitch but in the end the […]

KFest Killorglin 2014   KFest Killorglin 2014 Co. Kerry, portrait photography in Macroom Co. Cork for a 50th wedding anniversary and a wedding photography shoot in Co. Wicklow all in 3 days. I am sitting here exhausted after a very busy bank holiday weekend of nationwide event photography. It never ceases […]

The inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo was held at the Fels Point Hotel in Tralee, Co. Kerry on Tuesday 13th May. This event was organised by the Tralee Chamber Alliance in association with the Kerryman newspaper. The idea behind the expo was for members of the business community to […]

Kerry Football Fans   For Kerry football fans all roads today led to headquarters at Austin Stack Park in Tralee for the visit of old adverseries Cork. The occasion was the last round of the Allianz National League Football Division 1 2014 . Up for grabs was a spot in […]


Tralee St Patricks Day 2014

St Patricks Day Tralee 2014   Tralee on St Patricks Day 2014 was a spectacle of colour as large crowds gathered in the Kerry capital to celebrate our national day.The weather stayed pleasant long enough which added to everyones  enjoyment.Members of Tralee businesses and community groups came together to put […]


St Patricks Day Dingle Ireland

St Patricks Day Dingle Ireland   St Patricks Day is just around the corner and there is no better place than Kerry to celebrate our national holiday.Towns and villages up and down the county celebrate the day and celebrate community spirit. All the organisations that make up the fabric of life in […]

Operation Transformation 2014 Killarney Walk Operation Transformation together with the  Kerry Sports and Recreation Partnership and the Sports Council of Ireland organised a great gathering of people in  Killarney in a 5km & 10km walk on January 19th last. The popular RTE show has grabbed the attention of the nation. The […]

Wedding Photography Wedding Photography is a skill underestimated by the sheer number of people out there who claim they can do it. It’s not as simple as getting your half decent camera out and giving it a bash.  Wedding photography skills come with training and life experience. As a wedding […]


Kerry GAA Senior Football Final County League 2013

KERRY GAA Senior Football Final County League 2013 In the GAA calendar the league is the bread and butter of the club scene and no more so than in the Kerry GAA football scene. Now in it’s 43rd season Kerry GAA fans travel all over the county to support their club teams.From […]


Style Awards 2013-Hi Magazine & Tia Maria present…

Tia Maria Hi Style Awards 2013 Glamour, Glitz and giggles. The Tia Maria Hi Style Awards presented by Hi Magazine in The Silver Springs Hotel Cork, was the event of the season. The pink carpet was awash with celebrities and fashionistas, from all over Munster.  Style Awards categories covered everyone from […]


Rose of Tralee Festival 2013 Photography Blog

 Rose Of Tralee 2013 In August with the use of a press pass sanctioned by “Hi” magazine   I worked as an event photographer on many of the festival events organised by the committee this year for the world famous and very popular International Rose of Tralee Festival. Festival photography is […]


Kerry Event Photography Blog – Kerry Hurling Senior Final Replay 2013

Kerry Hurling Final Senior Replay 2013 St. Brendans Ardfert  V  Lixnaw     Usually by this time of year the Garveys Supervalu Senior Kerry Hurling Championship would be done and dusted. However a draw two weeks ago between Lixnaw and St. Brendans of Ardfert meant that both teams would do […]


Kerry Film Festival 2013 Photography blog

KERRY FILM FESTIVAL 2013   On October 8th 2013 the annual Kerry Film Festival kicked off with a new approach and dynamic. Local businesses support the Kerry Film Festival to a huge extent.It’s obvious why.  5 days packed with showings to suit all age groups.Knowledge of film is not a […]


Tralee Wedding Showcase Tralee, Co. Kerry

Tralee Wedding Showcase Co. Kerry   The Tralee Wedding showcase was the place to be recently as future brides and their friends and family were spoiled rotten by CH Chemist. An exclusive evening tailor-made to appeal to any woman was planned. I for one was not disappointed! I was lucky […]


Killarney Ireland-Wedding Photography Kerry

Killarney Ireland Wedding Photography   Here is a youtube taster of one of my recent Killarney wedding photography shoots in Killarney Ireland.Killarney is one of Irelands most popular destinations for its scenery, food and culture.  

So here I am again…This Kerry Wedding Photographer is all set for another outing. In Sligo this weekend  – it’s a long way from Kerry. But what a lovely drive, a pure pleasure to drive up the country across the West of Ireland landscape. Bliss. Now that I’m here I […]

 Kenmare Lost Sheep Triathlon  Kenmare Lost Sheep Triathlon Event, Co. Kerry September 7th 2013 . The 11th annual Lost Sheep Half Iron Man event took place in fair weather in Kenmare this weekend.Typically enough the rain arrived before the end of the day.And boy did it rain. From 12 noon onwards […]

Co. Mayo Ireland Mayo was one of the many trips I made recently out and about with my camera.I just came back to Kerry from almost 3 weeks of divine sunshine in  Co. Sligo and Co. Mayo Ireland. It was truly a great experience seeing this country in all it’s […]

Pet Photography is becoming more popular as the Summer warms up. I seem to be taking pictures of a lot of  pets lately…it’s lots of fun and pretty challenging, I have to say! It’s similar to working with children but a lot harder! Some cute shots to be had though, […]

Welcome to my brand new kerry wedding photography and event photography website! Feel free to get in touch for any of my services or just browse the galleries including wedding photography ,fashion,portraits, and events.Since relocating to Tralee in 2012, I have been building my reputation in  Kerry in Wedding Photography and Portrait Photography, […]