Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 25th - 27th Jan 2019

Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 14th - 16th June 2019

Doolin Surf

Surf Festival

Doolin Surf

Event date: 22nd - 24th March 2019

Writers' Weekend - Sponsors


This is the sixth edition of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Since our first writers’ weekend in 2012 the weekend has been entirely self-funded by Hotel Doolin and our generous sponsors. This year we are delighted to partner for the second time with University of Limerick Creative Writing Programme. This is a very exciting association for us. The Creative Writing MA in Limerick is proving itself to be the most progressive and innovative writing programme in the country, we look forward to welcoming the MA students to Doolin and we would like to thank Professor Joseph O’Connor and Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald and all the team at UL’s Arts and Humanities Department for their support. To learn more about the Creative Writing MA at UL, please follow this link

Each year one of Hotel Doolin’s valued suppliers sponsors our Writing Competition. This year’s sponsors are as follows

Short Story Prize- €1000 sponsored by Richardsons Foods

Poetry Prize- €1000 sponsored by Flogas

Flash Fiction Prize- €500 sponsored by Bewleys

Our opening drinks reception is sponsored by Erne Wines and J & C Kenny Wine & Spirits


We’d also like to thank all our other sponsors who donated to the weekend-

BWG Foods


Carlow Brewing

O'Brien Press



Clare County Council