Authors at Ireland Writing Retreat
Lead writing tutor for our retreats is Sean Hillen (see bio below).
Other guests tutors who have joined us before are:
"Wordsmiths keen to delve into the craft of writing should look no further than the annual ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ set amid the silver strands and gorse hills of Donegal’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way.’ The retreat, in the shadows of the cloud-shrouded Mount Errigal, provides the solicitude to help recharge creative batteries and you'll also be entertained with a font of amusing stories from tracking down Dracula in Transylvania to being bewitched by modern-day witches in Donegal's Poisoned Glen. Love of a good story and a little 'craic' is manifest in the lavish attention devoted to writing guests - as if the beautiful Donegal coast needed any more charm!"
Anthony Quinn, multiple published crime author and retreat guest speaker
“Ireland Writing Retreat in Donegal offers a unique combination of gentle writing exercises, assignments and professional guidance along with guided tours of some of the most stunning scenery that Ireland has to offer and an authentic insight into the Irish language, music, culture and history of the north-west corner of the country. Ideal for those who are looking to develop their writing practice, meet like-minded souls, and take inspiration from this beautiful part of the world.”
Bernie McGill, author, Derry, Northern Ireland.
“I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Ireland Writing Retreat participants for a Q & A session on my memoir ‘Watching the Daisies.’ Questions included an eclectic range of topics including my writing and self-publishing experiences and Donegal's wealth of legends on the fairy folk. My own writing muse left Teac Jack much inspired by the group's creativity.”
Author/Memoirist Brigid P. Gallagher, Sterling, Scotland.