Residencies and Retreats

Writers Retreats

County Council and Institutional Residencies and Retreats for Writers in Ireland:

dlrLexIcon / DLRCOCO Writer in Residence Annual Residency, deadline end of April.

Writer / Screenwriter in Residence – Maynooth Univeristy Department of English – Deadline early May.

film Artist In Residence (Screenwriter) & Writer In Residence University College Cork – Deadline early May

Visiting Writer Fellow, Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin – Spring application.

UCD School of English, Drama & Film – A writer-in-residence is appointed for the second semester by the university in conjunction with the Arts Council

The John Mcgahern Joint Writer In Residency In St Patrick’s College And Dublin City University – No deadline given

Artist In Residence- Civic Theatre, Tallaght – No deadline given

Education and Training Boards (ETBs) recruit Writers in Residence at various times for schools under their remit.


Writers’ Retreats in Ireland

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat– Co Cork

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre – Co Kerry

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig – Co Monaghan

Old Rectory Retreat – Co Westmeath

The Schoolhouse Artists Retreat and Studio – Kiltimagh, Co Mayo

Kilcoe Writers’ Retreat – Co Cork

Heron’s Reach, Dingle, Co Kerry

Schull, Co Cork


Writers Retreats Abroad

Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, France

Horta Writing Centre, Catalonia, Spain

La Muse Inn, France

Villa D’Arte, Ventimiglia, Italy

The Writers Retreat, Andalucia, Spain

Casa Ana – Andalucia, Spain

La Muse Inn – France

Camalot Castle Hotel – Cornwall, UK

H.A.L.D. [Housing Authors & Literature] Denmark

The Edward F. Albee Foundation – Montauk, New York, USA

MacDowell Colony – New Hampshire, USA

Vermont Studio Center – Vermont, USA

Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts – Virginia, USA

further US and international retreats on: