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 an all-new and exciting writers' retreat with tours scheduled for 2023: 

9 - 16 July 2023

This week will be a completely unique experience for writers at all levels, with individual attention geared toward helping each participant achieve their goals. 

Not a writer? You're invited to join us too! 

If there were such a thing as a Boot Camp that helped you get better at writing in a short period of time, while also offering you lots of fun and camaraderie, this would be it. Whether you're a beginner writer or an advanced professional; interested in traditional publishing or self-publishing, this week is for you. Learn insider secrets from top professionals about how to polish and successfully pitch your manuscript. Click on the July 2023 tab, above, and find out more. 

About the Tours 

This 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, this retreat/tour is limited to twelve participants. 

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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.