Home News Irish Writers Centre residency at Cill Rialaig—deadline extended to 13th July

Irish Writers Centre residency at Cill Rialaig—deadline extended to 13th July

Irish Writers Centre residency at Cill Rialaig—deadline extended to July 13th

Isn’t it every writer’s dream to have some uninterrupted time somewhere beautiful to do nothing but contemplate, sketch ideas, write and rewrite?

The Irish Writers Centre is offering residencies to seven applicants in the incredibly beautiful Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry, for a ten-day period from  1-11th October.

The deadline is extended until July 13th.

To see the beautiful and inspiring landscape of Cill Rialaig, check out their website.

Who is it for?

This residency is open to professional members of the Irish Writers Centre.

The seven residencies are offered all-inclusively free of charge (the IWC will cover the utility charge for each of the seven houses). Expenses incurred by the selected writers will be food and travel.

Of the seven residencies, two places are reserved for Northern Irish writers residing in ROI or writers residing in Northern Ireland.  Two places are also reserved for writers writing in the Irish language.

Criteria for selection:

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel made up of IWC team members and independent professional writer(s) for eligibility in the first instance. then for expression of intent, range and quality of writing samples.

Selection will be made respecting the priority groupings described above.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying please send the following to projects@writerscentre.ie with Cill Rialaig Residency in the subject line:

  • A cover letter including your personal details concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during the residency
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages) including publications with ISBNs.
  • Clearly labelled samples of recent work (up to three short samples of up to 300 words or between 4- 6 poems).
  • Any relevant information on your proposed project such as written excerpts, photos, research information, etc.
  • Please collate all documents into one attachment, either Word or PDF. (Applications which are not collated risk being disqualified.)

For further information please see the IWC website, and the Cill Rialaig website.