A thoroughly unique experience,
the first of their kind.

2016 Writers' Conferences & Tours Combined

Learn from Successful Authors & Editors and
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 conferences, group classes, workshops, and individual partial manuscript critique, even pulishing and marketing advice. 

In between those classes and conferences, 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.

In 2016 we're offering several different retreats with guest authors and editors who are as generous with other writers as they are talented. Retreats will focus on: 

  • Bringing Your Manusript to Life: Building Worlds, Characters & Stories That Sell
  • How to Write & Sell a Best Seller
  • Character, Conflict & Stakes: How to Grab the Reader and Never Let Go
Each retreat will also include genre specifics
as well as craft workshops on plotting, character development
and much more.

These aren't the kind of tours where you board a giant bus at an ugly-early hour to visit a crowded site with thirty-five strangers. To ensure individualized attention and a friendly atmosphere, The Writers’ Retreats are limited to a maximum of twelve people, so we recommend that you reserve your place early. Keep an eye on this site because we update it regularly. Click on the tabs above for further information and, when the 2017 dates and specifics are announced, to make a reservation. 

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.