Thoroughly unique experiences,
the first of their kind. 


Intimate, Retreat-Style Writers' Conferences

Combined with Tours

Learn from Successful Authors, Editors, and Agents
to Become the best you can be.

Take an unforgettable journey that can be your springboard
to a successful career as an author. 

On this inspirational pilgrimage to the land of myth, mystery and magic, you can embrace opportunities to enrich your writing, meet like-minded individuals, and realize your creative dreams.

Your tour package will include private consultations, group classes, workshops, and individual attention aimed at your personal needs. 

In between those classes and workshops, you’ll have all-day or partial-day tours with a professional guide of the most famous, infamous, well-known, and hidden sites in the west of Ireland. From cliffs that soar 700 feet above the Atlantic, to a 12th century castle, to the forest said to be home of the King of the Faeries of Connaught, to the prehistoric dun fort on the island of Inis Mor . . . and that’s just a few of the beautiful places you’ll visit. After these busy tour and writing days, you can have leisurely evening meals with other writers, listen to stories before a fire, or just cozy up with a book.

We have two truly enlightening and inspiring conference/retreats scheduled for 2022: 

 19 - 26 June 2022


 10 - 17 July 2022

These weeks will be completely unique and exciting experiences for writers at all levels. And they will be geared toward helping participants achieve different goals. Even if you're not a writer, you're invited to join us!

Are you looking for specific craft-related workshops that will teach you to create a thrilling plot, and how to develop characters that stay with readers even after they finish your book? How about learning powerful business techniques from an editor so you can market that manuscript as well as plan a successful course for your writing career? Would you like to learn insider secrets about how to successfully pitch your manuscript? Click on the 19-26 June or 10-17 July 2022 tabs above to find out more. 

Each week is a far cry from your standard-issue tours that get you up ugly-early to board a giant bus and visit a crowded site with thirty-five strangers. To ensure individualized attention and a friendly atmosphere, each Writers’ Retreat is limited to a minimum of six, and a maximum of twelve participants. Keep an eye on our 'More Bits' page for regular updates, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and gossip.

For further information click on the tabs above, and if you have questions or think you'd like to make a reservation, click on the 'Contact' tab.

Come visit The Road Less Traveled and let the land that inspired William Butler Yeats, Anne Enright, Oscar Wilde, Roddy Doyle, C.S.Lewis and John Banville...inspire you.