Anam Cara in the News

house frontTHE Hot Press “Best of Ireland 2013″ guide has named the Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat in West Cork one of Ireland’s “Best Alternative Stays”.

Anam Cara — which means “soul friend” in Irish — overlooks Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula.


sue booth forbesOwner Sue Booth-Forbes moved to West Cork from Boston 15 years ago to set up the retreat for novice and experienced writers and artists.

Booth-Forbes is an experienced writer and editor who began her editing career at Cambridge University Press.

Booth-Forbes said, “Anam Cara is the kind of place where painters have been known to begin writing and writers to begin painting.

“Most guests come to Anam Cara with a project in mind and follow working hours of nine to five with shared meals, and then in the evening share their work in front of a turf fire.”

In addition to retreats, Anam Cara hosts workshops, group visits and special events.

Anam Cara Writer’s and Author’s Retreat

Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork Tel: 027 74441

by Stephen Johnson

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