Connemara & Aran


Regular Softback Edition: €25
Special Hardback Edition with CD: €100

Connemara & Aran is the follow-up to Walter Pfeiffer’s very successful book Connemara & Beyond. Full colour throughout with a new collection of evocative and stunning photographs of Connemara, south Mayo and the Aran Islands, with landscapes like no other and here is the book to match it. The book also includes poetry by highly acclaimed Irish writers both established and emerging poets with strong association to and with Connemara. They are Eva Bourke, Moya Cannon, Michael Coady, Eamon Grennan, Josie Guairim, Joan McBreen, Máire Áine Ní Dhireáin  and Mary O’Malley. Foreword by archaeologist Michael Gibbons.

In Walter Pfeiffer’s own words:  ‘Having made a book of Wicklow, my home, it seemed natural that I must follow that with a book on Connemara. Then having set myself the task, I began to understand that the physicality of Connemara itself defies definition, in the sense that, being a place without hard boundaries, the very limitlessness of the place – its own spiritual presence – becomes a part of its own mythology’.

Connemara & Aran is available in both regular softback edition and special hardback edition with sleeve which includes a CD of the poets reading their poems interspersed with music by the renowned Irish harpist Kathleen Loughnane. This will make it a very attractive gift or souvenir, easy to carry or to be shipped to your home.


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Walter Pfeiffer

‘One eye sees, the other feels.’  Paul Klee’s famous dictum could have been written for photographer Walter Pfeiffer. His work is precise, skilled and distinctive. It is also evocative, eloquent and expressive.

Walter Pfeiffer came to holiday in Ireland, from Cologne, while in his early twenties and a trip to the Aran islands made an irreversible impact on him, so much so that he decided to remain in Ireland indefinitely. The unspoilt landscape, the ever-changing light, the sense of personal freedom and a spiritual connection to the people and the place continues. Walter later specialised in food photography and food packaging. He established Ireland’s first dedicated food studio. “Food photography gives me the opportunity to indulge in two of my great passions: photography and food”.

‘My enthusiasm for photography has stayed constant. It is exciting and challenging to visualise an object in my own subjective way and then try to sculpt that image through light and shade, mood and texture.’

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Walter Pfeiffer

1943 – 2017