Friday 15th - Sunday 17th October 2021

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.
The Writers Weekend Workshop Package is €310.00 per person sharing and includes:
Two Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast 
Illustrated Lectures and Tuition with Alf
2 Gourmet Dinners on Friday and Saturday evening in Arnolds Restaurant
Daily Coffee Breaks
Two Light Lunches
Friends or Family who are not participating are most welcome. Non-Participant Rate is €215.00 for 2 Nights Dinner and Bed & Breakfast.
The course concludes on Sunday just before lunch with presentation of Certificates.
He spent more than twenty years as a leading writer with the Belfast Telegraph, and was Rothman’s Journalist of the year.  He has written twenty-five books, and countless articles for publication in Britain, Europe and the U.S.A. He is currently a tutor in the University’s Institute of Continuing Education where he teaches a course on “Writing for Profit and Pleasure”, and he also teaches at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin.



Arnolds Hotel,
Main Street,
County Donegal,
F92 N6TF


+353 74 913 6208




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