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A Shot In The Dark- Cave Photography Session


** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT** If you wish to be put on the reserve list please email  

This event is running on two dates:  Saturday 4th February  or  Saturday 11th February 2023. 


Explore a world deep underground where no natural light exists with Cave Explorer and Visual Storyteller Robert Mulraney.

A Shot In The Dark is a practical photography session where basic cave photography techniques will be demonstrated. It is designed for those wanting to spend time in the showcave taking photographs and getting to grips with the unique and challenging photographic conditions.

Under the guidance of Robert, you will explore the showcave as he reflects on his underground photography and caving experiences. You will be given opportunities to photograph at various locations throughout the 1.2 miles of showcave passages (the session will take place along the footpaths in the show cave) with guidance from Robert to help you achieve those magical shots!

A Shot In The Dark will be led by Robert Mulraney, Ireland’s premier Cave Photographer. Robert is an archaeologist who began Sport Caving in 2012 and it was not long after he started to take his camera in with him. The challenging but rewarding nature of cave photography captivated his interest. He now runs a popular website, Caves of Ireland  on which he shares his photos and essays on Irish caves. Since then, he has won numerous photography competitions and his work appears in many publications and books, including two of his own historical books.


You will need to wear sturdy comfortable footwear and please dress for your temperature comfort level (coat, fleece, gloves, hat etc) as the temperature in the cave is 9-10 degrees. When you are standing around taking photographs you will find the cave environment cold.

If you have access to your own equipment such as cameras and tripods (and protection for your equipment- carry bags) we encourage you to bring it along so you can practise while receiving guidance. We shall provide a selection SLR Cameras with tripods which all participants will have an opportunity to try during the session.


These sessions are intended for anyone with an interest in photography of any standard. You don’t need to be an experienced photographer to join this session. This session is private, so you can relax with no more than 15 people in a group. Space is limited and advanced booking through the Marble Arch Caves is required. This event is non-refundable and photographs taken during this session are not permitted for commercial use.

A Shot In The Dark- Cave Photography Session
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Date: 04/02/2023 - 11/02/2023
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Time: 3:15PM - 5:45PM
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Location: Marble Arch Caves- showcave
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Duration: 2hrs 30 minutes
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Ability Level: Adult Only Event
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Accessibility: Not suitable for persons with restricted mobility or wheel chair access
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Booking Information: £29.00 per session
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