Inspire your writing spirit, invigorate your senses and create the story that’s in your heart.
A writing adventure to deepen your connection to story in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s western shores.

Come West and Write! Delve deep into an authentic Irish experience along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Walk the ancient path with Irene, an Irish native... she'll show you the way.


Memoir Writing Retreats – In-person

Inis Mór Island, Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland
 May Sun 29 to Fri 3 Jun
2022: Sept Sun 11 to Fri 16
Memories into Memoir Writing Workshop and Retreat with Irene Graham – set within the ancient landscape of Inis Mór Island, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Let nature, the Atlantic Ocean, an incredible writing space, luxurious accommodation, walking, Irish music and gourmet food nurture the story that’s in your heart. Your story.

This writer’s haven offers many opportunities to make a deeper connection to your creative spirit.


Work-in-Progress Memoir Writing Masterclass 2022: June Sat 11 – Fri 17
Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

If you want to polish and complete your memoir, dig deeper into the language of story and move your story forwards, then Irene’s Work-in-Progress Masterclass is for you.

Focus on your Memoir, immerse yourself in your story and engage in:

  • Private 1-on-1 Story Sessions with Irene
  • Writing Masterclasses
  • Reading + Workshopping of Manuscripts
  • Supportive Writing Discussion
  • Private Time to Write

Private bedroom en suite. Ocean Views. Sandy Beaches. Seawater Therapy Pool. Spa. Gourmet food. Irish Music. And special individual attention is assured.

For full details of these exciting Writing Retreats, plus our Fiction & Autobiographical Writing Retreats, please visit our sister website The Creative Writer’s Workshop.



Memoir Writing Retreats – LIVE Online

2022: Dates TBC – Two Hours Daily x 4 Days
Daily Writing Retreat LIVE Online with Irene Graham.  In 2022 we are also bringing our retreat to you!

Client Comment: Irene’s virtual LIVE Memoir Writing Retreat was a fantastic experience! Her creative approach to the elements and structure of story were just the inspiration I needed to begin work on my memoir. I had a grand experience attending her Fiction Retreat on Inis Mór Island several years ago. And Irene has managed to capture much of that same magic virtually. Highly recommended.
~ Jody Davids, USA




I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I never thought I would have the confidence to put words on paper. I am changed. I am writing. I will continue to write. You have given me a great gift, for which I will be eternally grateful. You inspire confidence in me I never thought I could have outside of the corporate world. Thank you for your kindness, your constructive criticism, your sense of humor, and just for being who you are - a talented storyteller, coach, teacher and of course…
totally kick ass woman!!

Ali Rubinstein, USA

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