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Creative Writing in the Castle

23 September 2023 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Due to demand after the sell out of her first creative workshop at Johnstown Castle, Sheila Forsey is back.

This immersive full day creative workshop will focus on vision, language, theme, narrative and meaning. It is suitable for anyone with a love of words and a wish to unearth their authentic voice.

After a tour of the castle you will be guided on exploring their response to their environment to find inspiration.

The tranquility, beauty and splendour of the castle and gardens is the perfect environment to escape into a creative world of words.

This workshop is led by historical fiction novelist Sheila Forsey whose last novel was so inspired by the castle. Sheila is a graduate of Maynooth in creative writing an is an Irish Times best-selling author.  Sheila is also a hugely experienced creative writing tutor.

[Tea and coffee will be available and lunch can be purchased in the café where a table will be reserved.] Peacock Café & Shop – Johnstown Castle

**Please note that this area of the castle is not accessible for those with mobility issues**

Check out some of Sheila’s work here: Home | Sheila Forsey – Author

Sheila was born on a farm on the coast of Ireland and was brought up listening to the legends and folklore. This gave her a love of words that became the stepping- stone for her career in writing. An intriguing interest into Ireland’s complex and at times very difficult past led her to write historical fiction. With a love for the theatre and many years treading the boards she turned her love of being on the stage to writing. She is a graduate in creative writing from Maynooth University. Sheila spent 2 years as a curator for Wexford Literary Festival and is the facilitator for creative writing in adult education. She has received a bursary in Literature from Artlinks and is a finalist in Scripts Ireland.


23 September 2023
10:00 - 17:00


Johnstown Castle Estate
Y35 HP22Ireland+ Google Map