Writing Groups in Ireland NorthEast

The Saltwater Scribblers are a Drogheda-based group who meet every Monday 7-9pm in Barlow House. They’re on Facebook – add them as a friend. You can also email them at saltwaterscribblers@hotmail.com. Several of their members joined us this year in Nano and at write-ins. They write fiction (long and short), poetry, etc.

Ardgillan Castle Writers’ Group. Meets every Saturday morning 10.30-12.30. No charge. No contact details, sorry. Ardgillan Castle, Skerries, North County Dublin.

Balbriggan Library Writers’ Group. Meets the last Thursday of the month (excluding August and December) 7-8.30 p.m. No charge. Contact Jane and Paddy at balbrigganwriters@gmail.com for more details or just come along. Grace is a regular here. We critique each other’s work, provide morale support, and regularly have themed evenings such as; writing for international markets, how to write a novel synopsis, etc. The group writes long and short fiction (youth and adult), non-fiction, memoir, screenplays, poetry.

The Viaduct Bards, Drogheda. They are run by Bunnacurry in our region, a.k.a. Emer Davies. For further details contact Emer at emerdavis@hotmail.com

Swords Writers – see www.swordswriters.ie

Boyne Writers, Trim, Co. Meath  – www.boynewriters.com

Meath Writers Circle – http://community.meath.ie/meathwriters/

I am sure there are more, but those are the ones I know about. If you know of others please let me know so I can encourage them to join Nano next year. I’m particularly keen to get in touch with Dundalk, Cavan, and Monaghan writing groups as I haven’t made many contacts there, yet.

Thanks.

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Grace Tierney is a writer and mother living in rural Ireland. Specialising in a humourous slant thanks to years of reading Wodehouse, Dickens, Pratchett, Brookmyre, and chick-lit galore, her fiction and non-fiction writing has been published internationally and locally in everything from the local paper to anthologies, online media, coffee tins, and glossy magazines in several different countries. She has published three books for writers; “Positive Thoughts for Writers”, “The Writing Contest Expert's Guide to Fiction Contests”, and “The Writing Contest Expert’s Guide to Nonfiction Contests” based on her long-running contest column for Writer Online (available at www.lulu.com/gracetierney). Grace is currently writing her second chick-lit novel. For more information about Grace’s work see www.gracetierney.com.
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