Friday, March 26, 2010

Annamakerrig Awaits

I'll be off writing for a whole week, undisturbed (sans hub, sans kids, sans everything - bar the sense), at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for Artists and Writers.

Tyrone Guthrie, playwright, was a rare spirit. He gifted his estate, deep in the drumlins of Co. Monaghan, to the Irish state upon his death in 1971, as a place to be developed for giving artists a space to work in.

I've already received a couple of bursary residencies to this magical place, last year (one lot from Dundalk Town Council, another from the centre itself), and by the Goddess did I make the most of those three weeks.

This coming week is my last gifted week there, making the most of Tyrone Guthrie's far-sighted hospitality, which is continued through the friendly staff who mind the place on his behalf, for us writers and artists: Guests of the Nation, indeed!

Thanks TG.

11 comments:

Michael Farry said...

Good writing Barbara!

Angela France said...

Have a wonderful time! (she says enviously - I've been too busy in the day job for too long and desperately need some head-space)

Michelle said...

Barbara, have a creative week. Travel safely.

Peter Goulding said...

I think envy is the predominant sentiment here Barbara. But enjoy it and we'll look forward to reading the fruits...

Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

Have the best writing week yet! SO glad for you. Enjoy.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Get stuck in B.

Niamh B said...

Have a great time, work hard, and relax hard.

Rachel Fenton said...

Happy writing!

Shandon Belle said...

Hi! It would be great if you'd let your readers know about a blog I post on:

http://catholicheritage.blogspot.com/search/label/Gaelic.

Especially if you could post about/follow/blogroll/link to it.

Cheers!

Maeve

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Oh have fun, hope you write loads. N x

Michelle said...

Hope you had a brilliant time!