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Solas Writer’s Retreat – SOLD OUT

February 25 2022 @ 7:00 pm - February 27 2022 @ 2:00 pm

From €320

An immersive weekend of poetry, landscape & stories in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht

With Annemarie Ní Churreáin

25th – 27th Feb 2022

The Song House is delighted to present a special weekend retreat for writers of poetry at all levels. Hosted by Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, the programme will feature poetry workshops, readings and one-to-one feedback sessions. Unfolding over two nights and three days, this retreat will offer poets a space to explore, reflect, share, dream and(re)connect with your creative voice in the lap of Errigal Mountain, and among the echoes and shadows of the ancient mythological gods. Solas, meaning ‘light’, is the theme for this weekend and we’ll be illuminating page, space and imagination through language, literature and community.

Provisional programme (details to be confirmed)

• Friday night – welcome reception with readings
• Saturday morning – creative writing workshop
• Saturday afternoon- visit to The Poison Glen with a workshop
• Sunday morning – morning event/ Farewell

Each participant will also have an opportunity over the weekend to meet one-to-one with facilitator Annemarie Ní Churreáin for a 30 minute discussion about writing or practice.

Participants are expected to bring writing materials. All hand-outs and photocopies will be provided by the workshop organisers.

Accommodation is available at The Song House (with a limited number of single rooms, and some shared rooms) or nearby locally.


Bunk Room (with 3 or 4 people) €320 per person
Standard shared twin room €350 per person

En Suite shared twin room €390 per person

Camping in the Song House garden €285
Non-residential (includes all meals) €270

Please pay the €150 deposit using the button below and fill out this booking form with your details.

Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie Ní Churreáin, writerAnnemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet & writer from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press 2017) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press 2021). She is a recipient of the Next Generation Artist Award from the Irish Arts Council and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. Ní Churreáin is a former literary fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany and a former artist-in-residence at Jack Kerouac House Orlando, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris and Maynooth University of Ireland. The Yale Review surmised that “Ní Churreáin often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image.” The Los Angeles Review of Books states “that Ní Churreáin can condense the prototypical life of a young Irish woman into half a page while sustaining the poem’s impact is testament to her ability as a storyteller, the vividness of her language, and the universality of the portraits she is painting…”. An Irish Times review noted Ní Churreáin’s voice full of ‘musicality’ ‘sensuousness’ and ‘fearlessness’. www.studiotwentyfive.com


February 25 2022 @ 7:00 pm
February 27 2022 @ 2:00 pm
From €320
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