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Workshops in Beara
Anam Cara

Anam Cara Artist and Writer's Retreat have organised a wide range of absorbing one week workshops for 2016, on writing and painting.

In addition to being open year-round for residents to retreat to work on their own creative projects, Anam Cara is also a venue for week-long residential workshop retreats.On the website you will find five of the six that have been scheduled so far -- one in April, one in May, two in June, and one in August. For more information, go to and click on Workshop Retreats and to book a place in a workshop retreat, please contact Sue at or +353 (0)27 74441. Whether you retreat on your own or as part of a workshop, I'll look forward to the possibility of your retreating to Anam Cara in 2016

Anam Cara Artist & Writer's Retreat
Anam Cara Workshops
Walk Beara

John Eagle's Walk Beara Classes

This year I will be continuing my successful daily walks in Beara, taking people on guided wanders in Beara, showing what inspires me to paint. Taking with us a camera and a sketch pad we go off into the valleys. Far from the hectic lifestyle of the city, where the only hurry is a flock of sheep heading off up the hillside. If you would like to join me then please do, the page to visit is Beara Peninsula Walks. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your views on painting and taking pictures over a slowly poured pint of Guinness or mug of steaming coffee

Baking classes

Learn How to Bake Your Own Bread

At the Lake House, Tuosist

Contact Mary O'Shea on 064 6684205

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Knitwear Classes Atlantic Yarns

Atlantic Yarns

Why not try your hand at a knitwear class, crochet, rugmaking and extreme crochet

Contact Marion O'Sullivan

087 9249254

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John Eagle Photography

The Beara Writing Experience is a new organisation set up by Sue Booth-Forbes, Paddy O'Conor to provide workshops in creative writing for writers of all levels. Based in the Anam Cara Writers' and Artists' Retreat,, the basic material of the workshops will be the Beara peninsula itself: its clearances and its divisions; its history, its landscape and its people

'Clouds over Miskish' photo by John Eagle  

Willow Crafts

Willow Crafts workshops on Bere Island
Learn to make useful baskets and fun creative things from willow with Artist Basketmaker Lynn Kirkham
All ages and abilities welcome. Half day, full day or longer courses available.
Groups welcome,
Accommodation and guided walks can be arranged.
Please Contact Lynn for more information

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John Eagle Photography John Eagle

John Eagle Workshops

Spend a day learning from Beara resident photographer John Eagle. Go over to Dursey Island and walk where the roads have little traffic. Known for the birds and whales this island beckons those who want to get away from it all

John Eagle

Irish Lighthouse tours with John Eagle the author of the best selling Collins Press book 'Ireland's Lighthouses A Photo Essay'

Come on an exciting 8 day tour of Irish Lighthouses

Southern Tour takes place in June, following the coast from Inisheer in the Aran Islands to Hook Head

Northern Tour takes place end of August each year and goes up the west coast, along the top and down to Dublin

East Coast Tour starts in Dublin and goes south to Cork

For more information and how to book your place please visit:

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