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Writing Workshops

Weekend Writing Workshops at Old Rectory Retreat .

At intervals throughout the year we offer a programme of Weekend Writing Workshops at The Rectory –.

We believe the art of  writing is for all who feel the desire to write. You can take new steps at any age or stage of development, young or old, inexperienced, well on your way, stuck in the middle, madly excited or jaded and looking for stimulation.


At the Main House we have two rooms which both have two beds but we appreciate that many writers prefer to have their own room and we accommodate this. The Writers Cabin likewise can accomodate two but we re happy to allocate it to a single individual. The Cottage next door to the house, Cartref, has three rooms (two of which while separate rooms  are  adjoining, with entrance from one to the other, and so suitable for friends ).


All meals are provided in a communal setting in The Old Rectory.

For more see Artist’s Retreat and the “What Happens?” section below

Day Workshops

Weekend workshops can be attended on a daily basis without staying at The Old Rectory.


Full Board “Weekend” from €295 (See individual listings in “Programme” below)

Non residential 2 Days (with lunch) costs from €175p.p.

Weekends can be expanded into your own individual time in a “Room of your Own”

What Happens?

Weekends  at The Rectory normally run on Saturday and Sunday. Residents arrive on Friday evening so that they can be relaxed and prepared for Saturday morning.

Saturday work normally starts (after breakfast!) at 10 a.m. and continues until 1.00p.m. with tea/coffee and homemade scones during the session.

For lunch, homemade soup and bread with salad is provided. There’s time for a walk in the garden or in the country lanes around about if you’d like some fresh air and to draw inspiration from the world of nature. After lunch we resume for a session from 2-5 p.m.e. (See individual listings in “Programme” below). An evening meal is open to everyone who wishes to share in it.  That can be a great time to make friends, discuss the day or the life or anything far removed from it. After dinner you may wish to go to your room, get on with that work that enthused you earlier or take a break. We continue on Sunday but finish at the end of the workshop when we’ll say goodbye and hope you had an epiphany, a start on new work or a completed story or at the very least a good time.

Programme of Workshops

details under Events


–  If you would like to run a Workshop at The Old Rectory please contact us.

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