Tuesday 14 April 2009

Cill Rialaig Residency

I've never been to Cill Rialaig, run by Noelle Campbell Sharpe on the Iveragh peninsula in Co Kerry. It seems more aimed at visual artists but it's said to welcome writers too. I don't know any who have been there though.

This is to publicise a 6 month residency, so no use for writers with full time jobs or families.


OCTOBER 2009 – MARCH 2010
Over 2,000 artists, mainly visual, have enjoyed residencies at the Cill Rialaig Retreat on remote Bolus Head, near Ballinskelligs.

Without a website the project has attracted over 150,000 applications for residencies.

Writers who have enjoyed the experience include Jane Urquhart (Canada), Katherine McNamara (USA), Jane Considine (Ireland), Emer Martin (Ireland), Eddie Lenihan (Ireland), Sue Hubbard (UK, novelist and poet).

Come and have a glass of wine and hear what writer and artist Emer Martin got from the Cill Rialaig Experience!!!

DATE: Thursday 16th April 2009
TIME: 6.30 – 8.30pm

RSVP: theorigingallery@gmail.com
VENUE: Origin Gallery, 83 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


Unknown said...

It looks gorgeous, and that's just inside the cottage! PJ Nolan has some great pics of all around the place too. Nothing like a bit of isolation to bring out your inner artist/writer, I always say :)

cmshevlin said...

It looks lovely... if only I had six months to spare.

Saying that, if there were no internet access, it would either kill me or be the making of me. I'm not sure which.

Anonymous said...

i'm excited to be going this october. it's only for a mere 3 weeks but i just swoon thinking of the work i can get done...
perhaps one of the pubs could be persuaded to install wifi.

Emerging Writer said...

SO you can go for 3 weeks? Can you go for a week? How did you get it?

Anonymous said...

evidently once you're accepted you can go for whatever space they have available. i got three weeks because i worked hard to get it. i've heard of one week residencies as well. go for it.

Emerging Writer said...

That's good to hear. You hear more of visual artists going than writers. Any writer been? What kind of costs are involved?