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Muse on the Move in Ireland

with Judyth Hill
September 6-13, 2023


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Step away from everyday demands in this tour for writers dedicated to inspiration and adventure. Among other techniques Muse on the Move encompasses the ancient Japanese practice of Zuihitsu - ”following the brush” - writing as, in itself, an exploration. We’ll write with ease, grow comfortable with weave and disorder, juxtapositions, fragments, contradictions, random materials, varying lengths, genres, and styles. Enjoy daily classes, personal mentoring and extraordinary NEW approaches.

Be enchanted by the lush landscape and dramatic cliffs of Ireland while wandering through picturesque villages and prehistoric ruins. Our off-the-beaten-track experience will take you from the literary hub of Dublin to the wilds of Connemara and the Burren before settling into the bustling world of Cork—the country’s culinary hub. Dine in traditional pubs as well as indulge in Ireland’s farm-to-table movement and the haute cuisine of castles and manors. Learn about Irish whiskey and poitin, its predecessor. Forage for food on the rocky shores, visit an abalone farm, and eat mussels, oysters, and lobster pulled fresh from the sea, all while embracing traditional life and local color.

Join Poet, Author, Teacher, Judyth Hill, for a delicious, enlivening week traipsing through the Irish countryside. Come and be inspired!

Our 4 and 5-star accommodations let you experience the abundance of Ireland. We’ll first settle into the Pembroke Townhouse in Dubin’s Georgian neighborhood, once home to 19th-century high society. A night at Kilronan Castle will immerse you in luxury as well as amazing history. Jump into 18th-century manor life while staying at the elegant and antique-filled LisDonagh Manor House outside of Galway. Roam its secluded woodlands and sit by the lake; visit with farm animals and dine on produce from the organic garden.


Day 1

WELCOME TO IRELAND! Arrive to the Pembroke Townhouse in Dublin’s Georgian District. Settle into the period home or step out and wander through the neighborhood’s graceful promenades and elegant squares. Pub dinner with live music.


Discover literary Dublin during a walking tour with an expert guide. Lunch of Irish specialties. Free afternoon and dinner to explore on your own, visit Trinity Library or marvel at the Book of Kells, Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure.


Depart Dublin for St. Brigid’s (the patron saint of poets) Cathedral in Kildare. Founded in the 5th century, this restored Norman cathedral is one of the most significant ecclesiastical sites in Ireland. Arrive to Kilronan Castle and explore its lush grounds. Dinner in their award-winning restaurant.


Visit Sligo, a picturesque town known for its literary heritage and rugged countryside, at the foot of Benbulben Mountain. Tour Lissadell House and Gardens, former home of Constance Markievicz, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising as well as aplace of inspiration for W. B. Yeats. Lunch of just-pulled-from-the-water seafood. Settle into Lisdonagh Manor House. Meet the farm animals or walk to the nearby lake. Light supper in the dining room. Optional foray to the nearest pub in Hearford for drinks and live music.


Head to Connemara and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast to forage for edibles. Visit Kylemore Abbey with its rich culinary tradition. Wander the ruins of Aughnanure Castle with its sweeping landscape then learn about aquaculture at an abalone farm. Evening wine and snacks at the manor.


Explore Galway with an expert guide. We’ll lunch along the way, discovering the city’s best food spots. Free afternoon to wander the alleyways and visit shops, and discover why this city was named Europe’s cultural capital in 2021. Whisky tasting at Micil Distillery. Evening storytelling by the fire with Seamus.


Head to Burren in Country Claire to walk the Cliffs of Mohar and enjoy some of Ireland’s most iconic vistas. Wander through the picturesque village of Doolin before a seaside lunch at Linnane’s Lobster Bar. Visit Hazel Mountain chocolate and Caherconnell Stone fort to learn about traditional farming. Farewell dinner in the dining room.


After a final breakfast together, return to either the Shannon airport or continue on our 3-day extension to County Cork.

*itinerary subject to change depending on local festivals and markets.

Additional Information


$4600, double occupancy

$3900, non-writing companion

$800, single supplement

$280, additional night Dublin

Our Ireland tour includes 7 nights accommodations with breakfast: 2 nights at the Pembroke Townhouse in Dublin, 1 night at Kilronan Castle, and 4 nights at LisDonagh Manor House outside of Galway. Also included: ground transportation after arriving to the Pembroke Townhouse and until drop-off at the Shannon airport, all group activities and tours, expert guides, daily assignments and check-ins with Judyth as well as 3 hours of online mentoring, and all meals with the exception of 2 free evenings.



Not included: transportation to and from Ireland, alcoholic beverages apart from tastings and table wine and beer at dinner, tips to staff and guides.

Please note that we are unable to accommodate special diets when eating as a group. Meals are served either buffet or family-style and people can pick and choose whatever they like. Some restaurants will off a multi-course menu with ample selections. If a tailored menu is required, please feel free to bring along whatever you need.

We encourage you to arrive in Dublin a day before the tour begins in order to get over your jet lag and get the most from your experience. We'd be happy to book an additional night at the Pembroke Townhouse.

Deposit & Insurance

A $1000 per person deposit is required to reserve your place for our Muse on the Move in Ireland. Since the number of participants is limited and accommodations vary at Lisdonagh Manor, early reservations are recommended. Once your deposit is received, an email confirmation will be sent. We encourage you not to purchase airline tickets until you have received our letter of confirmation.

The balance is due no later than 90 days before the tour begins. If not received by that time, EAT-WRITE-TRAVEL reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled.

EAT-WRITE-TRAVEL strongly recommends the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Research policies carefully. CFAR (cancel for any reason) travel insurance may be more expensive than a basic policy, but it should cover everything, including any last-minute apprehension due to Covid or events in Ukraine.