November 12-19, 2018

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”

- Meister Eckhart


Join us for Mythic Harvest; A Creative Cultural Sojourn:

Escape from your day-to-day, relax in the luxury of historic Lisnavagh Country House, tickle your taste buds with delish county-sourced food, yoga-stretch before tea, and tap into that creative well through storytelling workshops and salons on Irish music; all to promote self-expression. Immerse further in local life through exploration of Dublin’s art and history and Carlow’s lush countryside.

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Your itinerary includes:

  • 7-night accommodations at Lisnavagh, an exquisite 17th century country estate nestled in 600 acres of beautiful grounds, including a classic 1850's garden

  • Delicious, healthy locally sourced meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Afternoon teas and cakes by a peat fire

  • Meditative and movement rituals

  • Creative writing workshops and storytelling salons

  • Guided tours, inclusive of transportation, meals and fees

  • A full day around Old Dublin, before we stumble on to the Literary Pub Crawl

  • Half-day explorations of local points of interest (Duckett's Grove Walled Garden & Castle, Delta Sensory Gardens)

  • Arrival and Departure Transportation to/from Carlow and Dublin


Guest Artist:   

Kavita A. Jindal, prize-winning fiction writer, as well as a poet, essayist and reviewer, has led creative writing workshops in both prose and poetry.  She is the author of Raincheck Renewed, published to critical acclaim by Chameleon Press. Her work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and newspapers around the world and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and European cultural radio stations. She is the co-founder of The Whole Kahani collective and is a Senior Editor at the journal Asia Literary Review.  Please feel free to visit Kavita’s work at

Photo courtesy of Konstandinos Mahoney

Photo courtesy of Konstandinos Mahoney


The sojourn's schedule allows plenty of optional free time, of course; for those who truly crave a quiet retreat—to nap, to read, to take a walk, to make new friends!  Also!  Spa treatments (think 'water' massage) only a few minutes away.  And!  Local area shopping (Irish wool, whisky/spirits).  Harvest your creative bounty, and at seven days' end re-enter your world relaxed and recharged.