Workshop Retreat Schedule for 2018

Anam Cara's Workshop Retreat Schedule is now set for 2018. For more information about each of the workshops as well as availability for individual retreats during the rest of the year, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Finding the Confidence to Write with Lorna V (www.LornaV.comwww.twitter.com/LornaVwriter)

Arrival: 26 May; Departure: 2 June 2018

Writing has always been your dream or something you do secretly; yet, you suffer from one or more of the following: you can’t get started, struggle to finish anything, feel blocked, are convinced you lack discipline, or are terrified of showing your work. This workshop is the breakthrough you need.

As a journalist, author, playwright and performer, Lorna has a wide range of writing experience which enables her to guide new writers. Her workshops are also driven by her interest and knowledge of psychology and personal development. She is the author behind three books for Psychologies magazine published by Capstone Wiley, including Real Confidence. 
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The Mythic Imagination: A Creative Writing WorkshopArrival: 23 June; Departure: 30 June 2018

"Mythology is not a lie, it is poetry, it is metaphorical" Joseph Campbell

Returning this year with this exciting and accessible creative writing workshop, Adam Wyeth (author of The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry) will take you on a journey through the great panoply of Celtic myth, revealing how these ancient narratives and traditions are deeply intertwined into the fabric of our daily lives.

Mythology and folklore is humanity attempting to explain the world to itself. By understanding myth, we tap into the deep root of the personal and collective unconscious.As each generation re-visits these tales, our personal and expanding lives offer fresh interpretations to these age-old myths. For more information and to book a place, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Introduction to Botantical Art with Artist Ida Mitrani (www.idamitrani.org, https://www.facebook.com/IdaMitraniArtist.ArtTeacher/
Arrival: 30 June; Departure: 7 July 2018

This course is designed as an introduction to botanical illustration. Using graphite pencils and watercolour paint, you will learn how to measure and portray plants -- on the Beara Peninsula and where you live. The sessions will cover drawing, shading and some watercolour techniques. There will also be an emphasize on colour, theory, colour mixing and preparing colour charts. You will provide your own material. All levels welcome.
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Introduction to Botantical Art with Artist Ida Mitrani (www.idamitrani.orghttps://www.facebook.com/IdaMitraniArtist.ArtTeacher/

Arrival: 30 June; Departure: 7 July 2018

This course is designed as an introduction to botanical illustration. Using graphite pencils and watercolour paint, you will learn how to measure and portray plants -- on the Beara Peninsula and where you live. The sessions will cover drawing, shading and some watercolour techniques. There will also be an emphasize on colour, theory, colour mixing and preparing colour charts. You will provide your own material. All levels welcome. 
For more information and to book a place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Workshop
Arrival: 4 August; Departure: 11 August 2018

This workshop is for those who would like to begin to write poetry or those who would like to develop poems they have already started. The main aim of my workshops is to encourage writers through discussion, exercise based and free writing, while also allowing them to take risks in a supportive environment. Each session will focus on a different topic, such as imagery, perspective, storytelling, rhythm and form. Everything a writer needs is inside of themselves, and it’s my goal to help them refine the effectiveness of how they communicate how they see and understand of the world.

Morning sessions will include a reading of poems by established writers (which will be supplied) with discussion of what makes these poems effective, writing exercises and also excursions to some sites in Beara that have given inspiration to my own writing. In the afternoons I will be available for one-to-one sessions and this will also be free time during which participants can enjoy the creative peace of the retreat and do some writing. Several sessions will involve visiting local mythological sites such as the Cailleach Bhéarra, Ogham and standing stones as a way to generate new work that responds to the landscape around us.
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"A Celtic Retreat at Samhain"
28th October Through 3rd November 2017

"Mary Meighan here, I am the Founder and Director of Celtic Journeys. Celtic Greetings to you as you contemplate the idea of joining me on a Celtic Retreat at Samhain, the Celtic New Year, on the wild and beautiful Beara Peninsula in County Cork.
"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, incorporating teachings and Celtic 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. 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 all be an integral part of this retreat.
"For more details of how each day will unfold, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

[Mary Meighan is the Founder and Director of Celtic Journeys. She was born and raised in Ireland, and Ireland remains her home. Mary has a lifetime of experience making sacred journeys all over the world and a deep passion and understanding of her own native Celtic culture. _
_ Mary regularly visits other countries giving introductory talks on the Celtic Tradition, facilitating Celtic Workshops, and guiding retreats on Celtic Spirituality. Along with a degree in Psychology, A Diploma in Addiction Therapy and a Masters degree in Social Work she has a Masters degree in Spirituality from Naropa University, USA.]

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