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A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land that time forgot, in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, along the famous 'Wild Atlantic Way.’ Plus lively, traditional Irish music concerts; island and castle tours of an awe-inspiring landscape soaked in Celtic legend; tuition in the Gaelic language, as well as Irish ceildhe dancing.


You can read more about our region, northwest Donegal and about previous activities to inspire writing

Location for the retreat: Gweedore, Co Donegal, Ireland 


Accommodation is organised in single, ensuite rooms in the family owned boutique hotel Teac Jack.


Daily bus from Belfast: Gallaghers Coaches

Daily bus from Dublin (city and airport): McGinley Coach

Flights from Dublin to Donegal airport.


As our week-long retreats are bespoke, we can only host a limited number of participants on each retreat, so if you are interested, we advise you to sign up now to avoid disappointment. Due to ever-increasing popularity, acceptance on our retreats is not just on a first-come, first-served basis. Just as important is your response to a special application questionnaire we will send you. That's why payments are ONLY accepted from participants AFTER selection has been confirmed.


Price for one week-long session - 2,250 Euro* (excluding transfer travel costs to and from retreat location). 


Fee includes all writing classes, guest author appearances, accommodation in single, ensuite rooms and breakfast for six nights; local culture and language introduction; music concerts; island boat ride and guided walk along the beautiful hills, lakes and rugged coastline of west Donegal with Wild Atlantic Way lunch; local food tasting in a thatched cottage;  and a visit to an old Irish castle. 


Email your interest by filling in the form below, giving full contact details, so we can reach out to you with further details. 

*As places are limited and workshops tailored on participants' needs, you are entitled to a full refund within one week of your payment. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations or no-show situations after that. Please consider travel cancellation insurance whenever making travel plans. By sending this registration form you accept our Terms & Conditions.

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