Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat is a tranquil spot set apart to nurture and to provide sanctuary for novice as well as experienced people working in the creative arts. Whether you retreat to work on your own project or as part of a workshop retreat group, you will find support, creature comforts, and peace – all you need to do your best work.
An all-inclusive, year-round residential retreat, Anam Cara offers private as well as common working rooms and five acres of walking paths, quiet nooks and crannies, gardens, a labyrinth meadow, cascades and a river island.
To help fulfil Anam Cara’s purpose and to let the breezes off Coulagh Bay clear your creative path, we recommend a stay of at least a week. Your hostess, Sue Booth-Forbes, an experienced writer and editor creates an ambience and a daily schedule for you to focus your energies on your artistic endeavours.
In the evenings you may wish to share your work in conversation with others in front of a turf fire or simply watch the sun set in the magical west of Ireland sky.
Contact us for more information about Anam Cara and our creative workshop retreats.
When they named the storm 'The Beast from the East' it did all it could to live up to its name! Now the snow is melted and Spring is on its way we have two great writing workshops to look forward to at Anam Cara in April; Writing with Fire with David Hazard and Proprioceptive Writing with Kaitlin Briggs, full details below.
Cork Culture Night
Friday 21st September 2018
Beara Composer David Harmax (some of us know him as David Geraghty!) will to take us on his journey to becoming a film and concert composer. He'll talk about the process of composing music as an example of how to turn ideas into somethings! He will also discuss his varied approaches to composing for screen as well as for the concert stage and will demonstrate his compositional process, the technology he uses, and the organic nature of composing music for many varied medium.
With his relaxed and familiar approach, David will perform some of his own works as well as use visual media to every musical interest.
For information or to book, call Sue, 027 74441.
Workshops for 2018
A Celtic Journey at Samhain with Mary Meighan
27th October - 3rd November 2018
Some places available for this Celtic Retreat on the wild and beautiful Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork, Ireland.
During this seven-day Celtic Retreat at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, I will introduce you to Celtic Spirituality and its Wisdom Tradition as a living Spirituality and through teachings and Celtic Practices -- practices that you can integrate into your daily life. Participate with me in Celtic rituals and experience Celtic spirituality through prayers, blessings, poetry, music, chant, myth and story from our living Celtic Wisdom Tradition.
The workshop will include an evening of Storytelling....
On one afternoon, we will travel around the Beara Peninsula and visit a number of Sacred Sites and on another afternoon, we will travel into Co. Kerry including a Celtic Ritual at a Holy Well.
At Sunset on Samhain, a Ritual at the place of the Cailleach (wise woman) of Beara.....later that evening a personal reading.
Appreciate our ancient, yet very much alive, heart-centered spirituality in a deep and authentic way. Celtic Gatherings, guided Celtic Retreat, contemplation and reflection time and Celtic Rituals at Sacred Sites will be an integral part of this retreat.
For details of how each day will unfold, see www.celticjourneys.com
under ‘Celtic Retreats’ (7 Day Celtic Retreat Beara Peninsula).
The road winds ahead toward another destination, another adventure. Through rock and rush, from sea to sky, let Beara take you on a voyage of discovery.