Congratulations are due to Paddy Bushe, the recipient of our one-week residency with St Mark’s English Church in Florence. Paddy will travel to Italy this autumn to spend a week developing his own work and meeting with the local writing community, as well as taking part in a public reading. Anyone wanting to indulge in a little jealousy – or thinking about an application for next year – can find the full details here on our website

We are also delighted to announce the seven recipients of this year’s residencies in Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry. Congratulations to Brendan Mac EvillyDominique ClearyCatherine Ann CullenGerry BolandCaelainn HoganPaula Cunningham and John Fox. These writers will enjoy a ten-day stay in the beautiful landscape of Cill Rialaig, where they will work on their own projects and meet to discuss a new development idea for the Irish Writers Centre. Find out more here.