Donegal Short Breaks

Donegal Painting Weekend
6th & 7th September

Capture the magical beauty of the Donegal landscape on canvas with professional artist and tutor Sara Sue McNeill. Enjoy two nights accommodation in Arnolds Hotel with breakfast each morning and a delicious dinner every evening in Arnolds Restaurant. Tutoring will take place on Saturday and Sunday where Sara Sue McNeill will encourage and assist in the development of self expression on canvas as well as helping guests brush up on their painting skills and artistic technique. Designed to encourage beginners and more advanced students to achieve better results. You will be part of a small friendly group where all levels of ability are welcome. And how could you not be inspired by this incredible location on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way!

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Writers Weekend
8th - 10th November

Two Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast, Illustrated Lectures and Tuition with Alf, 2 Gourmet Dinners on Friday and Saturday evening, Daily Coffee Breaks and Two Light Lunches. Have you ever dreamed of writing an article for a magazine or newspaper, a family history or even a book but you just don’t know how to go about it? Or maybe you have written something which you would like to see in print but you need advice about how to have it published? Then why not escape to the magical beauty of the North Donegal landscape and discover your creative writing talents under the guidance of Alf McCreary one of Ireland's most renowned writers, in the comfort of Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy. This residential weekend is aimed at people of all levels and will include an introduction to writing, and provide practical advice about how to market your work. It will also focus on newspapers, magazines and book publishing, the importance of the interview, and how to make the best of your talent. Those taking part will be required to carry out some practical work. In addition, all participants will be presented with a certificate on completing the course. The objective is to provide an informative, enjoyable and participative weekend for those who want to develop their writing skills and to see their work published.

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Cafe Arnou Dunfanaghy - Wine & Cocktail Bar


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