A thoroughly unique experience,
the first of their kind.

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 publishing 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 2015 the Conference/Tour was Becoming the Successful Author You Want to Be.

In 2016 the Conference/Tour was Bringing Your Manusript to Life: Building Worlds, Characters & Stories That Sell

And in 2017 we are offering two new and exciting Conference/Tours: 
Success on Your Own Terms

Each retreat will also include genre specifics as well as craft workshops on plotting, character development, career planning 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, these Writers’ Retreats are limited to twelve people for the July retreat, and six people for the August retreat. Keep an eye on our 'More Bits' page for regular updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and gossip. 

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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.