Inishbofin Jaunts 2014


Inishbofin Jaunt Writing Holidays 2014

Inspiration, guidance, peace and fun. And Bofin!

If you’d like the basics of the info on BOFIN JAUNTS for September, just click on the menu bar above where it says Inishbofin Jaunts 2014. Then read on, here, for more detail:


1 week retreat with daytimes set aside for writing, walking. thinking etc. On 5 nights of our week we will have Think Tank troubleshooting and skill-sharing sessions together as a group. Tuition fee €240. For those currently enrolled in a Writing Train course a special discounted fee applies. Please get in touch for details. Accommodation cost: Get in touch for exact details, but budget for €295 self catering one week (includes prepared lunches and breakfast supplies) and €350 B and B ( the sooner you authorise me to book, the better deal I can get for you!)


From Saturday evening 13th Sept to Thursday morning Sept 18th.

Tuition on the course will comprise: four x 3 hour intensive morning sessions with me, getting you writing, helping you find material and introducing you to all the short written forms: short story, essay, poem, tiny play.

On one afternoon we will take an optional group excursion (in previous trips we have e.g. visited the nearby uninhabited island of Inishark and taken a boat trip around Bofin’s coastline. Budget for €40 travel cost for this optional trip).

On one evening we will read together some short pieces written during the course.

Expect to finish a draft of one piece in one of the short forms listed above and to have begun a number of other pieces during our time together.

How the course will run:

Class 10-1 each day. From 1 p.m. to an optional group dinner-time of 7.00 / 7.30 nightly, your day will be your own. But both myself and my assistant will be delighted to advise you on walks, bike hire, trekking, heritage centre visit, good places to swim etc.

Benefits of a group creative trip like this:

The presence of the group ensures there is always a kindred spirit around if you want company in any of this free time. At the same time, with the peaceful and easygoing nature of this trip, should you wish to spend a lot of time by yourself that will be absolutely understood. Inspiration, guidance, peace and fun. And Bofin!

Contact me:

Contact me at any time in re the details of the Jaunts on 086 1701418 and I have been running writing trips to Bofin for 7 years and writing classes around Ireland for 23, so I am sure I’ll be able to facilitate both your writing dreams and a wonderful Inishbofin time! “If you are thinking of going, just go! Just go!” Debbie Gilbert, U.S.A., Summer Bofin Jaunt 2012.


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