Galway, Mayo, and Clare, Ireland

Ireland Writer Tours
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Jul 8 - 15, 2018
Group size: 12-12
Galway, Mayo, and Clare, Ireland

Ireland Writer Tours
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Deposit: $500
Jul 8 - 15, 2018
Group size: 12-12

About this trip

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 consultations, group classes, workshops, and individual attention aimed at your personal needs. 

In between those classes and workshops, 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.  

About the Conference

During the conference week, two multi-published author/editors will teach a variety of craft topics like, how to make a premise more compelling, a plot more concise, and create characters that are lifelike enough to walk off the page. You’ll experience in-depth workshops applicable to your current work in progress, and also receive individualized professional feedback from both author/editors. At the end of the week, you'll leave the Emerald Isle with memories of faerie forests and castles, and ammunition to make your story stand out. 

To find out more, please visit our website: 

What’s included

  • Private room & bath
    in a charming village hotel
  • Full Irish breakfast
  • All mainland tours
    and ground transportation
  • Ferry Fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Welcoming Banquet Dinner
  • Castle Dinner
  • 3 Lunches
  • Writing Classes
    and workshops
  • Private conferences
    with author/editors
  • Editing
    of your manuscript pages
  • Airfare
  • Airport bus transfer
    (approx 27 Euros return)
  • Meals not listed above


Day 1

Our Tour begins at 2:00pm with a shuttle pick up in Galway City  Participants are whisked away to the hotel where they can freshen up before -  

  • A tour of a 14th Century Abbey, the best-preserved ruin of its type 
  • Evening - Back to your hotel for a brief rest before the welcoming banquet and a talk from our featured author/editors. 

Your Organizer

Ireland Writer Tours
Ireland Writer Tours has been welcoming writers, and non-writers, to Ireland since 2014. We offer fun workshops taught by professionals, as well as tours led by a professional guide. Find out more about us, here:


I attended an Ireland Writer Tour and it was a great experience! I highly recommend the tour both for the writing advice it provides and the awesome places you visit. You should go!!
By Camille Simpson on Dec. 10, 2017
I went on an Ireland Writer Tour in 2016 and it was one of the best weeks of my life. I met wonderful people, many of whom I now call friends, saw beautiful places, learned lots of Irish history and got my first novel headed in the right direction all inside of seven days. I highly recommend this tour and the guide!
By Lisa Gibson on Dec. 05, 2017