Over the past three years – and despite Covid and its many restrictions -Artisan House/Books at One in Letterfrack has been actively involved in a new tourism initiative supported by the Western Development Commission under the EU NPA Programme. The aim of the Spot-lit (www.spot-lit.eu) is to assist SMEs and local communities to develop new liteary tourism products in peripheral regions.
‘Despite the difficult circumstances we faced in delivering this programme, we are delighted to report that the six partners in the west of Ireland have managed to develop exciting and innovative projects as you can see from the programme Artisan House have drawn up and which we are confident will develop further now that we are operating in less restrictive times’ stated Ian Brannigan, Western Development Commission.
The 2-night break will include B&B on both nights and a full 5-course dinner on the evening of 24th March; a performance of ‘Nora’ by Curlew Theatre Company on the 23rd March, a workshop led by Ray Burke, author of Joyce County, and a full 5-course meal on the evening of 24th March.
‘Our inaugural literary tourism event, entitled ‘Mid-week break with Buck Mulligan’ will take place over a two-night retreat in Renvyle House Hotel on Wednesday, 23rd and Thursday, 24th March, 2022. Such events will be on offer and we are also developing a literary trail reflecting the rich literary heritage of Connemara’ said Mary Ruddy.
Hosts will be Mary Ruddy & Vincent Murphy of Artisan House and Books at One bookshop, Letterfrack.
For more information, visit our website www.artisanhouse.ie