2017 PhotoVenture Tours with Kenny Kim & Friends

IRELAND: April 24 - 30, 2017

Magical Ireland: Exploring the Breathtaking Emerald Isle

We are excited to announce this new trip for 2017. Ireland - Luscious land full of charm, emerald green landscapes, rich history, culture, character and stunning sights. It is a magical place to visit and we are embarking off on this trip stopping by some of the best it has to offer. So join us on a thrilling adventure of discovering the mystery of Ireland as we capture some stunning photography and make new friends in the most welcoming place on earth.  Best of all, you get to do all this with group of people who share the same passion for photography and drink a pint of Guinness (or two or three - who’s counting?) along the way.

PhotoVenture Tour will allow you experience Ireland in an intimate way. While some places are popular and common, there are many beautiful locations that big tour groups cannot access due to the fact that many roads are narrow and hidden off the beaten path. Our tours are designed to showcase Ireland from a local perspective who are proud to share their beautiful country with you rather than selling you a big travel package. Leave the worries of trying to plan a “perfect trip” behind and let us guide you through the different terrains of this beautiful country. Not only will you discover a new cultural revolution through this process, you will also gain deeper sense of appreciate for life & beauty and rekindle your passion for life and for your profession.

When PhotoVenture started in 2009, we offered the tours only to professional photographers and mainly attracted wedding photographers since this is what Kenny Kim is known for. But over the years, we have discovered that when people from different backgrounds come together, a special synergy of learning and networking takes place. It created an environment that allowed us to teach and learn from one another. For this reason, we have opened up this tour for people of all professions that have passion for travel, photography and new culture.

Kenny will openly share his business tips, slew of his networking & marketing strategies for wedding photographers in a one-on-one or a group setting (depending on the topics being discussed and people attending the tour). For the avid amateurs or those just starting out in photography, Kenny can share the basics of SLR camera and shoot along with you side-by-side to help get the best shots. We will have various teaching moments including a scheduled lifestyle / engagement photo session with a beautiful Irish model couple. Kenny will share his shooting and posing tips and share his settings to get great images right out of your camera. Each days are organized with detailed itineraries to help maximize our time in Ireland but also open to any delightful surprises we may encounter along the way.


(Please note that schedule is subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances. This is just to give you an idea what to expect. Like all the previous PhotoVenture Tours, there are many fun surprises planned along the trip that we do not find out until it gets closer to our travel dates)

DAY 1 - MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

  1. -Meet in the Arrivals Hall of Dublin Airport (DUB) Terminal 2 at 10am. (Specific location TBA). Please make sure your flight arrives early enough that morning so that we can depart promptly at 10am or earlier.

  2. -Make our way to Kilkenny via Powerscourt & Glendalough. First stop will be Powerscourt House & Gardens which have recently been voted “Top 10 Gardens in the World by National Geographic” and this is a must for any visitor to Ireland. Then we will make our way to Glendalough which is a glacial valley renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. We will be driving through Wicklow National Park on our way to our final destination of Kilkenny, a medieval town in southeast Ireland.

  3. -We will visit the outside ground of Kilkenny Castle which was built in 1195 by Norman occupiers. The town has deep religious roots and many well-preserved churches and monasteries, including imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey Dominican priory, both from the 13th century. It's also a crafts hub, with shops along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewelry.

Overnight in town of Kilkenny

DAY 2 - TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

  1. -Breakfast then check out of hotel in Kilkenny.

  2. -We shall firstly stop at Jerpoint Abbey and see the monastic ruins at this 12th century Cistercian abbey with a magnificently sculptured cloister arcade.

  3. -Jameson Whiskey Experience in Middleton and come face to face with original kilns and pot stills from that time and explore warehouses that have matured whiskey for more than 2 centuries.

  4. -We will then make a quick visit to Blarney Castle just outside of Cork. Built nearly six hundred years ago, by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. The legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words.

  5. -Arrive in Killarney. Check into our hotel and evening at leisure in Killarney.

Overnight in town of Killarney


  1. -After Breakfast, we shall depart for the Ring of Kerry. Enjoy the 180km circular route of the mystical and unspoilt landscape. It dates back to 10,000 years with dramatic history. It’s a road that takes you from deep forest to the crashing waters of the Atlantic.

  2. -We shall see a real life working sheepdogs. (pending weather / schedule). Local farmer Brendan Ferris will introduce you to his sheep dogs. In the distance, a flock of sheep can be seen widely dispersed on the side of the mountain behind him. On our way back, we will drive through various stops throughout Killarney National Park for beautiful photo opportunities.

  3. -Rest back at hotel then evening in leisure in town of Killarney.

Overnight in town of Killarney

DAY 4 - THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017

  1. -After Breakfast this morning we shall make our way to Muckross House and Abbey and its gardens. This nineteenth century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney's three lakes, famed world wide for their splendor and beauty, this is definitely a must for photographers.

  2. -This afternoon we will have a lifestyle engagement photoshoot with a couple in the Muckross gardens & its ancient Abbey.

  3. -In the late afternoon, we will visit more beautiful locations throughout Killarney National Park

Overnight in town of Killarney

DAY 5 - FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

  1. -Breakfast then check out of hotel in Killarney.

  2. -We shall make our way to Dingle for some breathtaking scenery. Firstly, you stop off at Inch Beach; this was the filming place of Ryan’s Daughter. Then onto Annuscaul village which is home to the famous Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

  3. -Onwards then to the beautiful fishing town of Dingle where you can get lost in the traditional pubs and shops

  4. -We will take a boat trip out to see Ireland’s friendliest Dolphin, Fungi (pending weather)

  5. -After exploring Dingle you will make you way around Slea Head which has been described as “the most beautiful place on earth” by National Geographic and visit the Blasket Center. If we are lucky, we will see the stage setup they made for the new Star Wars movie.

  6. -Check into town of Lahinch & evening at leisure. (Famous for their golf/links course)

Overnight in town of Lahinch

DAY 6 - SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

  1. -Breakfast then depart for the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher

  2. -The Burren is Park Land that includes many different habitats spread over 1500 hectares.

  3. -The Cliffs of Moher are just south of the Burren and with their breath-taking views are one of the most visited natural attractions in Ireland. Enjoy a boat trip around the Cliffs of Moher.

Overnight in town of Lahinch

DAY 7 - SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017

  1. -Breakfast then check out of hotel in Lahinch.

  2. -On the way to Dublin, we shall visit the quaint village of Moneygall where Barack Obama’s descendant came from. We will make a quick stop at the plaza dedicated to our current President and visit the pub owned by his distant cousin called Ollie Hays Bar (where Obama himself had a pint there).

  3. -We will make our last stop at Rock of Dunmanse for another visit / photo opportunity before heading into Dublin.

  4. -Guided city tour of Dublin.

Overnight in town of Dublin

DAY 8 - MONDAY MAY 1, 2017

  1. -Breakfast then check out of hotel in Dublin.

  2. -Everyone will find their way to the airport on their own depending on their flight time. Farewell to our PhotoVenture and your journey home or elsewhere begins.

This concludes the end of PhotoVenture Tour. You are more than welcome (and recommended) to stay in Dublin on your own longer to explore this wonderful city. It is easy  We will be responsible for getting taxi back to Dublin Airport. This can be arranged at the hotel that day.


$2800 per person for single room. Receive a $295 discount per person if you share a room (based on roommate availability or come together as a pair). We will try to accommodate attendees who are looking for a roommate to pay the discounted rate.

50% balance is due upon registration. Remaining balance is due March 24, 2017. In order to make necessary travel arrangements, registration deadline is also on March 24 (or until seats are sold out).


  1. -7 Nights of lodging at 4 Star Hotels

  2. -Daily full Irish breakfast

  3. -Experienced Driver -Guide and transportation on Luxury Mercedes Sprinter for 7 days (pick up from Dublin airport to drop off at hotel in Dublin)

  4. -All Driver-Guide expenses

  5. -All visits and admissions listed on the itinerary

- Photo instruction/personal mentoring time introduced throughout the trip at various locations as needed.


  1. -Airfare

  2. -Travel / personal insurance (recommended)

  3. -Lunches & dinners and personal expenditures (souvenirs, etc.)

  4. -Transportation from hotel to airport on the last day (Monday morning May 1, 2017)

  5. -Other transportation transfers or excursions, and experiences not specified in the tour itinerary

  6. -Gratuity for our tour guide/driver (This is at your discretion and will be collected at the end of the tour - Suggestion: 5 to 10 Euro per day)


  1. -This tour is limited to ONLY 7 people. We keep this group size small to provide a small group environment conducive for learning and networking with each other. Many of the past attendees have become great friends and often come back on our tours. It also allows us to rent a smaller vehicle (very comfortable Luxury Mercedes Sprinter) instead of a large coach bus which prohibits us from getting to offbeat locations that are impossible to reach by a big bus.

  2. -All attendees must sign a travel waiver form which will be mailed upon registration.

  3. -For specific questions about the tour, please send an email to: contact@kennykim.com


“I had the opportunity to take a one week vacation from my management consulting work and go on the November 2014 Tuscany tour with Kenny. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there was a range of photographers from professionals to novices like me that bought a DSLR the day before the trip. Kenny is a gifted teacher and shared his knowledge in photography, social media, and the insights he’s gained into the country along the way. What makes this trip such a once in a lifetime experience is also what makes Kenny a world class wedding photographer – he cares deeply about his clients and will go out of his way to make sure everyone is having the time of their lives. That much was evident to all of us and we had a blast.” 

Mike K., Managing Director at Ferrazzi Greenlight & Author of Escaping North Korea