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  • photographer | arctic adventurer
    solo female traveller


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I’d love to hear from you!

If you’d like to get in touch please use the contact link above or email me directly.  Alternatively you can send snail mail to Sibéal Turraoin, An Rinn, Dúngarbhán, Co. Phort Láirge, Éire (Ireland) or Minni-Borg, 801 Selfoss, Ísland (Iceland) or find me on InstagramFacebookLinkedIn and other social media.

If you’d like to collaborate take a look at my media kit for some useful information.

Hi, My name is Sibéal Turraoin and I’m an Irish travel photographer and Arctic adventurer living in Iceland

Trained as a visual communicator and graphic designer I have passion for all things print, typography and most especially photography. As a female traveller, who is usually solo, I document my travels across five continents as I experience them, through landscapes, details and people. I usually shoot on a Canon 70D, but I also use or have used Canon AE1, 5D, compact, iPhone, Lomo or Rolliflex.

As the first Irish woman to transit the Northwest Passage, I sailed  on a 44ft gaff rigged yawl named Young Larry as part of a 3-4 man crew from Dingle, Ireland along Greenland’s western coast, through the Canadian Archipelago and the Bering Strait to Kodiak, Alaska from June to October 2010. See The Irish Times and Afloat for more details. I have given several talks on the voyage and you can find ones of these podcast online at Women and the Sea: Irish Adventures in the North-West Passage. The skipper, Andrew Wilkes, has written a navigation guide to RCCPF Arctic and Northern Waters pilot guide in which you will find many of my photographs.

I was honoured to be interviewed about travelling and photography on Waterford Matters on Irish TV on Tuesday 11 October at 7pm GMT – you can watch it back here. To see an article on recent road trip I did in Northern Norway visit TheJournal.ie. For travel tips and to see what I’ve been been up to lately go straight to my Blog, or else browse through the galleries through the main links to see my portfolio.

Young Larry Sailing the North West Passage 2010 - The First North West Passage Transit by Irish women

Young Larry Sailing the North West Passage 2010 – The First North West Passage Transit by Irish women


Press and Writing

The Northwest Passage: Press and Lectures

The Irish Times: Irish adventures in the North-West passage
The Irish Times: Irish-built yacht sails round Arctic in seven weeks
Afloat: Historic Trophy
Women and the Sea: Podcast of keynote lecture “Irish Adventures in the North-West Passage”

Travel Writing and Photography

TheJournal.ie: My best road trip: a solo adventure in Nord-Norge during the Polar night
Irish TV Interview: Waterford Matters


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