Writers Workshops

List of local writers' groups


Antrim Cork Fermanagh Laois Mayo Sligo Wexford
Armagh Derry Galway Leitrim Meath Tipperary Wicklow
Carlow Donegal Kerry Limerick Monaghan Tyrone  
Cavan Down Kildare Longford Offaly Waterford  
Clare Dublin Kilkenny Louth Roscommon Westmeath  



Ballycastle Writers: Meets every Wednesday at Rathmoyle Library.
From: 7.30pm
Contact: Ballycastle Writers Group, Culard, 45a Drumavoley Rd, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.
E: info@ballycastlewritersgroup.com

Ballymena Writers Group: Meet at Glenravel Fod, Ballymena every Monday excluding the third Monday of each month.
From: 7.30pm

ScribeTribe: First meeting 8th March 2011
028 9043 6634
E: info@sensei-winbeforehand.co.uk

Roddy McCorley Writers group: Meets every Monday at the McCorley social club, Moyard Hse, Glen Rd.
From: 8.00 pm
W: www.roddymccorley.com


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Pygmalion Writers: Meet in the George Bernard Shaw room of the Co. Library, Tullow St, Carlow 
From: 7 pm. 
E: library@carlowcoco.ie 

Carlow Writers Co-operative: Meet in Teach Dolmen, Tullow St, Carlow every two weeks.
From: 7:30 pm. 
E: library@carlowcoco.ie 
W: www.carlowwriters.org


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Ballea Writers' Group: Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Carrigaline Court Hotel.
From: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Full details available on their website.
E: balleawriters@gmail.com

Douglas Writers Group: Meets on the second Friday of every month.
From: 5.30pm
T: 4369000
E: frontdesk@douglaspost.ie

West Cork Writers: Meet most Friday evenings in the back room of the West Cork Arts centre (opposite Skibbereen library) in Skibbereen.
From: 7.40 pm.
W: www.westcorkwriters.com
E: info@westcorkwriters.com

Midleton Writers Group: Meets first Thursday of the month at the Courtyard Craft Centre, Main St, Midleton.
From: 8pm
T: 021-613355
W: Midleton Writers Group

Carrigaline and District Writers Group: Meets in the Stables Bar, Carrigaline on the first Saturday of each month.
From: 11.30 am
T: 021 4320042

Creative Writing Ink: Offers class-based creative writing workshops, online creative writing courses and a manuscript critique and editing service. 35, Granary Hall, Mount Oval Village, Rochestown
T: (087) 2028310
E: info@creativewritingink.com
W: creativewritingink.com


Derry Playhouse Writers Group: Meets every Wednesday at the Playhouse's new Venue @ St Columbs Hall. This will continue until the newly renovated Playhouse on Artillery St is open again.
From: 12-4pm
E: info@derryplayhousewriters.org


Gaoth Dobhar Writers Group: For more information contact
T: (0) 74 9560100
E: m.hearty@udaras.ie

Errigal Writers: for details contact Denis Blake, Carn Lodge, Ramelton.


Warrenpoint Writers' Group: Meet at Warrenpoint library every Tuesday
From 8 pm to 10 pm.
Contact: Jacqueline Turley Newry Arts Centre 1A Bank Parade
T: 028 3031 3180
E: warrenpointlibrary@librariesni.org.uk

Ards writers: Meest on alternate Tuesday evenings in the Art Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards.
From 7.30 pm to 10 pm.


Creative Writers' Group: Meets in Cabra Library on the first Monday of the month.
From 6 to 8 pm
T: 085 1609906

Adult Writers' Group: Meets in Coolock Library on the first Thursday of the month.
From 11 to 12pm
T: 01 8477781

Trinity Writers' Group: Meets in Donaghmeade Library on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
From 6.30pm
T: 01 8482833

Lucan Writers' Group: Meets in Lucan Library fortnightly on a Saturday.
From 10.30am to 12.30pm
T: 01 621 6422

Lucan Library Teen Writers' Group: Meets in Lucan Library fortnightly on a Saturday.
From: 2.00-3.30pm
T: 01 621 6422
Under eighteens only.

Ballyroan Library Writers' Group: Meets in Ballyroan Library on Thursdays.
From 10.30am to 12pm. Closed for the summer.
T: 01 4941900
E: ballyroan@sdublincoco.ie

Balbriggan Library Creative Writers' Group: Meets on the last Thursday of the month.
From: 7pm
T: 01 8704401

Big Smoke Writing Factory
7 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2
The BIG SMOKE WRITING FACTORY offers creative writing resources, classes and workshops.
E: bigsmokewritingfactory@gmail.com
W: bigsmokewritingfactory.com

Ardgillan Creative Writers: Meets every Saturday in the Green Room, Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan.
From: 10.30am to 12.30pm
E: pauline_ohare@hotmail.com

The Irish Writers Centre:

19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Run a regular series of writing courses in poetry, fiction, writing for film and television etc.
T: +353 (01)8721302

Irish Writers Centre Group for Aspiring Writers from Ireland's New Communities: Meets twice a month in the Irish Writers Centre.
T: 01 8721302
E: info@writerscentre.ie

The Scribblers Corner: Meets every Monday in the Irish Writers Centre.
From: 1-2pm
E: info@writerscentre.ie
T: (01) 8721302

New Writers' Forum: Meets every second Wednesday in the Irish Writers Centre.
From: 7pm
T: (01) 8721302

Rathmines Writers' Workshop: Meets every 2nd Thursday in Christ Church, Rathgar.
From: 7.30 to 10pm
T: 086 402557
W: www.rathmineswritersworkshop.com

Dalkey Writers' Workshop: Meets every fortnight on Thursdays in Dalkey.
From: 6.30 to 8.30pm
E: dalkeywriters@gmail.com
W: dalkeywritersworkshop.wordpress.com

Dundrum Library Writers Group: Meets every second Wednesday from 10-1 in Dundrum library, Dundrum
T: (01) 2985000

Kevin Street Library Creative Writers Group: Meets every Thursday in the library.
From: 2 to 4pm
T: 085 1609906

Coolock Library Writers group: Adult writers group meets every Thursday 11-1pm
T: 1 8477781

Donaghmede Library: Adult writers group meets first and third Thursday of every month.
From 6.30pm.
T: 1 8482833

ScribleIzods: Meets every third Wednesday in the Band Room in Chapelizod.
E: ian@letcombe.com

Swords Writers' Group: Meets twice a month on a Wednesday in the Hawthorn Hotel, Main Street, Swords.
From 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
E: info@swordswriters.ie

W: www.swordswriters.ie,

Some Blind Alleys: Creative writing classes and workshops at Nassau Street, D2
W: someblindalleys.com

CIÉ Writers' Group: CIÉ Writers' Group, Dublin Bus, Broadstone, Dublin 7.
E: ciewriters@gmail.com

Dublin Writers’ Forum: Meets every Thursday (except school holidays) at The Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street, D1.
From: 7.30pm


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Portumna Pen Pushers Writers' Group: Meets on alternate Thursday evenings in Portumna, Co.Galway.
From: 7.30 to 9pm
T: 087 293 1055

Clifden Writers' Group: Meets on alternate Mondays at c/o Gleann Aoibhinn, Beach Road, Clifden, Co Galway. Visitors to Clifden are welcome to join the group for the evening.
E: clifdenwritersgroup@gmail.com

Ballinasloe Writers Courses: Contact teacher: Nuala Ní Chonchúir for futher details at www.nualanichonchuir.com

Creative Writers Workshop: Writers' Retreat & Weekend Workshops using Right Brain / Left Brain learning techniques. International participants also.
T: Contact Irene Graham at +353 86 252 3428 or
E: creativewriting@ireland.com. For further information visit
W: www.creativewritersworkshop.com


Dingle Writing Courses
Residential writing weekends on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
T: +353 (0)66 9154990
E: info@dinglewritingcourses.ie
W: www.dinglewritingcourses.ie

Tralee Diverse Writers Group: c/o Tralee International Resource Centre, St Patrick's Bungalows, Tralee.
Contact Jane Ovbude for details.
T: 087 0635812


Maynooth Gateway Writers' Group: Meets on the second Thursday of each month in Carton House Hotel.
From: 7.30pm
E: Kate Dempsey at kate_dempsey@hotmail.com

Naas Harbour Writers: Meets in Naas Library fornightly on Thursday.
From: 7.30pm
T: 087 667 4903


Clogh Writers group: Meets in the family resource centre, Clough, every Wednesday
From 8.30 to 10.30


Laois Writers' Group: Meets in the County Hall Portlaoise on the first and second Tuesdays of the month from September to June.
From: 7 to 9pm
T: Laois Arts Office - 057 8674344
E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

Laois Literature Study Group: Chairperson, Ann Hannify.
T: 057-86 21720 0678828
E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

Portarlington Writers Group: Chairperson, Josephine Kirwan.
T: 057-86 43293 / 087 6296221
E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

Kavanagh Group: Chairperson, Denise Curtin.
T:086 3021040 / 057 8621444
El: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie


I, SoLA (Ink Slingers of Lough Allen): Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays. Meetings alternate between Mountain Tavern, Liscarbin, Drumshanbo and Melrose Inn, Dowra.
From: 7:30pm
T: 087 989033
I, SoLA c/o Drumaweel
Co. Leitrim


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Granard Writers Group: Meets in the Resource centre every third Monday 3-5pm

Longford Writers Group: Longford Arts Office, Longford Branch Library, Town Centre, Longford. For futher details contact


Drogheda Creative Writers': Meets twice a month, first and third Tuesday, in Barlow House, part of the Droichead Arts Centre. There is a €3 contribution.
From: 8pm
T: Paul Murray - 041 983 0732
E: dcw@droghedawriters.ie


Castlebar Writers Groups
c/o Mongeys Opticians, Ellison Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
T:+353 (0)94 24115

The Untilled Field Writers Group
T: 094 9360113

Westport Writers Group
c/o Mary McCombs, 6 Horkans Hill, Westport, Co. Mayo.
T: 098 28913

Ballinrobe Writers Group
c/o Liam Horan, Lake District Enterprise, Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.
T: 092 42244

Ballina Writers Group
c/o Gertrude Reilly McHale & Conor McHale, Main Street, Enniscrone, Co. Mayo.
T: 096 36159

Kiltimagh Writers' Group: The Pen & Ink Club (Kiltimagh Writers): Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh.
From: 7.30pm.
T: Ciaran Friel 094 9381494

Castlebar Writers Group Turlough: For further details contact at
T:094 9031793 / 087 6283140

Mayo Writers Block: A Claremorris based group which meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in Claremorris.
E: contact@mayowriters.org

Writers' Group Foxford
c/o Margaret McDonnell, Foxford, Co Mayo
E: margaret@mcdonnell.ie


Boyne Writers' Group: Meets every fortnight at the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.
T: 046 9436040 / 086 8283314
E: mfarry47@eircom.net
W: www.boynewriters.com

Navan Library Creative Writers Group: Meets every Wednesday in Navan library at 11.30am.
T: 046 9021134     
E: sflanagan@meathcoco.ie

Oldcastle Library Creative Writers Group: Meets each Thursday in Oldcastle Library. From: 7.30pm
T: 049 8542084 E: oldcastlelib@meathcoco.ie

The Meath Writer's Circle: Meet on the first thursday of each month in the Trim Castle Hotel, Trim from 7.30pm.
W: Meath Writer's Circle


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Offaly Writers Group: Meets at alternate locations, primarily Tullamore Library and Birr Library, no formal structure. Details of next meetings from:
E: artsoff@offalycoco.ie
T: 057 912 0895


Ballintubber Writers Group: Meets on Monday morning at 11am in Castlerea.
Contact Maureen: T: 094 9655207
E: lydon8@eircom.net

Moylurg Writers Group: The Moylurg writers have a meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9pm in the An Craoibhin Bar, Boyle. New members will be made very welcome, if you would like to join or require any further information please contact Maureen: 071-9668063 or Veronica: 071-9662491.


The Leyney Writers Group: Meets every month in the Tubbercurry Community Library
T: Don Urwin 087 6399155


Nenagh Writers' Group: Meets on alternate Wednesdays in the Hibernian Hotel, Pearse St, Nenagh.
From: 8.30pm

Thurles Writers Group: Various venues.
Details: Bill Cooke.
T: 0504 23138

The Source Writers Group: Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from September to June at the Thurles Library.
From: 7:00-8:30pm
W: www.thesourcewritersgroup.com


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Waterford Poetry Circle: Meets on the second and on fourth Wednesday of each month Waterford City Library.
From: 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
T: 051 849975
E: sohiggins@waterfordcity.ie


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Westgate Writers' Group: Meets once per month at The Ferns Diocesan Youth Centre, Francis Street, Wexford.
From 7.30 pm.
T: Margaret Galvin 053 9146722
E: Margaret Galvin at impq@imagine.ie

Slaney Writers' Group: Meets first Thursday of each month at 7pm in Enniscorthy Library, Lymington Rd, Enniscorthy.
T:053 923 6055
E: enniscorthylib@wexford.coco.ie


Wicklow Writers' Group: Meets every second Monday evening of the month in Kilmantin Arts Gallery,Wicklow.
From: 7.30 pm
E: wicklowwriters@gmail.com
W: http://wicklowwriters.blogspot.com/
Annual subscription of 35euro.

Abraxas Writers: Abraxas Writers comprises of novelists, poets and short story writers who read and discuss their work in a constructive and helpful way with the clear objective of publication. Meets every Tuesday at Strand Hotel, Strand Road, Bray.
From: 8-10pm
E: Dermot McCabe at dmccabe@turoe.ie
T: (01) 2829536


Note: Many libraries have connections to Writers' Groups. If there is no Writers' Group listed here in your area do not hesitate to contact your local library. A full list of libraries in Ireland can be found here. Alternativly contact your local Arts officer for information, a list of Arts Officers nationwide can be found here.


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