Portal - Now Available for Pre-order!

Portal - Otherworldy Wonders of Ireland's Bogs, Wetlands and Eskers
Portal Book

My new book, ‘Portal’ will be published in summer 2022, and is currently available for pre-order at Currach Books. The 150 page hardback book is an immersive visual exploration through the realms of unique flora and fauna within Ireland’s bogs, wetlands and eskers, revealing the hidden gems that have lived and evolved for millennia.

Bogs are magical places that defy any distinction between land and water. They are the last true wildernesses in Western Europe and are home to extraordinary plant and animal species that have adapted in this unique environment to survive.

Tina Claffey has been exploring these wondrous bogs through the seasons with a macro lens, which captures this enchanted wilderness in its minuteness, seeing beyond what the human eye is capable of. Carnivorous plants with their sticky tentacles, sphagnum mosses frozen in time in the deep bog pools, ancient water creatures exploring their depths, kaleidoscopes of colour through dewdrops on the backs of wondrous insects. A wilderness on our doorstep that looks otherwordly.

Pre-Order ‘Portal’ Now!

Tapestry of Light

Ireland's Bogs and wetlands as never seen before.
Tapestry Of Light

Tina Claffey's observations and unique perspective of the flora and fauna of Ireland's unspoilt raised bogs and wet woodlands are celebrated in a photographic journey through the seasons in her book ‘Tapestry of Light – Ireland’s bogs and wetlands as never seen before’.

‘Tapestry of Light’ is a hard back, 160 page, highly illustrated and beautifully designed book by Artisan House, Connemara, a bespoke publishing house creating beautifully illustrated high quality books and publications.

The title ‘Tapestry of Light’ is taken from this beautiful eponymous poem by John Sheahan, the renowned musician and composer with the famous folk group, ‘The Dubliners’. His poetry features throughout the book.

In 2019, the book received an honourable mention by IPA International Photo Awards, in the professional Book/Nature category.

Launched in October 2017 by Artisan House, ’Tapestry of Light’ is now completely sold out.


Never before have I seen the magic of bogs captured so beautifully as in this book. The photographs and poems lead us into a truly enchanted world.

~ Matthijs Schouten, Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Irish Bogs