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Scríbhneoireacht & Litríocht | Writing & Literature


Áisleann Bhéal an Mhuirthead, Belmullet, Mayo

T: 097 81079 


Creative writing classes continue  each Monday  (excluding Bank Holidays) until June from 7.30 – 9.00pm   Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction etc……

No experience necessary!    New writers welcome!




Westport Writing Retreats | Group Workshop led by SixPens

A Weekend Writing Experience at Old Rectory Retreat, Knappagh, Westport.

With Fiona Keane and Fin Keegan.

Summer : June, 2015. Friday 19th – Sunday 21st.

Autumn : October, 2015: Friday 16th- Sunday 18th

The Old Rectory Retreat provides peace and space, with food and accommodation, for writers, both beginners and seasoned. You may continue work you have started or start to find your own voice. Organised Weekend Writing Retreats are time for you - an opportunity to devote a dedicated space to your writing with the stimulating guidance of our leaders and the support and company of like-minded people, in an inspiring, friendly environment,

Information and Bookings

Contact Róisín at 087 7764820


Awards deadline 2018 announced 

Amateur Drama and Music Assistance Recording Awards and Tyrone Guthrie Residency now open for application for 2018. 

Deadline: 23rd October 2018 at 5pm. 

For more information and application forms go to: Funding Application Form

Mayo Arts Service: T:094 9064376 / 094 9064367, 

Awards deadline 2018 announced-read the full story.

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022

Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year.

We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or who benefit from our service.

We would welcome your contribution. Please complete our Arts Plan questionnaire, link below. (Alternatively you can write, email or phone the arts office. Or you can request a word document of the questionnaire)

Our current arts plan can be viewed here Mayo County Council Strategic Arts Plan 2011-2016

A profile of the services we deliver is available on the website here

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your time and interest.

We also have a  questionnaire specifically for young people: Young People Questionnaire


Contact Details: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Contae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.


Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471


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