The Irish Writers Centre and Anam Cara Writer’s & Artist’s Retreat are delighted to announce that Réaltán Ní Leannáin and Simon Ó Faoláin are the recipients of two one-week residencies to take place later this year. 

These residencies will afford the two writers time and space to complete their current creative projects which are being written in the Irish language. 

The recipients were selected by a panel comprising writers Anna Heussaff and Jack Harte, and Valerie Bistany of the Irish Writers Centre. Jack Harte commented on the residencies by saying: 

‘A week in Anam Cara is a huge boost to any writer, and the affirmation that it implies is hugely important too.’

We would also like to thank Sue Booth-Forbes of Anam Cara for her generous patronage of these two writers and wish them an enjoyable and – most importantly – creative stay! 


Realtan Ni Leannain     Sean O Faolain