Light up your creative life

An Idyllic Painting Retreat in Kerry Ireland
with Artist Róisín O’Farrell

June 8th – 15th 2024

You are invited to

A hybrid between a painting workshop, a cultural getaway and a nurturing retreat

A nurturing blend of painting without expectation,

Breathing life into your creativity,

Eating and drinking well,

Swaying to the music and

Allowing yourself to be looked after, for a change!

"This retreat was so enriching for me, I wish I could participate in every single one. Ró, you found ways to stimulate our minds and nurture our souls. I will be processing it all for months to come. Thank you for sharing who you are and encouraging us to do the same."

Mary Dorrell


A completely new painting experience with me

I love to teach painters how to paint with confidence and ease. I demystify the painting process and classic techniques into simple steps so you can grow as an artist without the luxury of a lot of time. In my painting retreats, I take the same approach, breaking down painting landscapes and cityscapes into easy stages and giving ways to paint the places you visit without standing in a wet field for hours at a time.

When it’s too challenging to take the time and space to paint at home or to start something new, this painting retreat can ignite your creative fire. And with art materials included, it’s a great way to test the waters without the costly investment of getting the whole set-up at home. Whether you prefer painting outdoors or in our studio indoor paintings, the choice is yours.

Artists retreat Roisin O'farrell

learn how to create great paintings from your own less than professional photos.

sketching for reference, value and features.

six easy to follow steps to painting alla prima

colour mapping to record the sense of the place

use dynamic design - to bring drama to your paintings

atmospheric perspective - to create a sense of depth

amplify your focal point - using leading lines, sharpness and diverse line

What You Can Expect:

Painting tuition and creative development sessions daily with Ró.

Painting materials & dedicated painting station in our own studio.

7 nights accommodation nestled between majestic mountains and the Wild Atlantic Ocean..

Healthy, delicious meals - All breakfasts & dinners and 2 lunches included.

Easy private transfers to/from Dublin city.

Free time to rest & develop friendships, with sea swimming for the brave.

Life-healing daily gatherings with Ró to get to know each other, laugh, listen & grow.

A creative pilgrimage/guided walk over ancient spaces and windblown shores.

And an unforgettable evening with a private performance from one of Ireland's best-loved women singer-songwriters.

Adventures to the Irish towns & villages, islands & breathtaking cliffs, beaches & ancient places.

A final, one-day adventure along the Ring of Kerry, with a boat trip to Innisfallon Island before our last night together with dinner and 4* hotel stay in Killarney town..

"The readings, the blessings, the eye contact, the genuine intention. The lessons, the mentoring, the mothering, the friending, ... a gift, all of it !
That is the real stand out when it came to this retreat. all of the other things are incredibly done, but this is what makes it more special than all the other retreats I've ever attended, so needed, so healing for all of us.
Everybody was shining in their own special way and that's because of Ró"

Ginger Harding Wilson

Private Evening of Music – Worth €50

Special Musical performance from Gráinne Hunt

yes we will paint, but we will also be living a beautifully diverse cultural experience. And music we be part of it. You can bet on it! I am delighted to tell you that I will be bringing Irish Singer-Songwriter Gráinne Hunt to Kerry to perform a private performance for us in the intimate space of the bar in Westcove House. 

Her voice is incredibly powerful – there’s a husky element but also a vulnerability, which is present too in her lyrics. This combination has gained her a reputation as one of Ireland’s most outstanding female vocalists and songwriters.

This special evening is included in your fee!

Imagine waking up on the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland.

Overlooking the stunning Kenmare estuary on the southernmost point of the ‘Ring of Kerry’ with the ocean as the backdrop to inspire your paintings and rejuvenate your creative energy.

Together, we will learn how to stand still and listen to the wind, how to find meaning in the friendship of others who ‘get it’ and how words, art and music can be a form of blessing. 

There are places in the world where the distance between heaven and earth is tissue-thin. I have sat in this place in the early morning and I believe that to be true here.

Ring of Kerry Excursion  – Worth €600

Guided overnight excursion along the Ring of Kerry with final night in Killarney

Love your connection to Kerry even more by discovering the breathtaking views on the scenic Ring of Kerry. Stopping to hear the stories of the land and take lots of references photos before arriving at Muckross House for lunch. Then on to Ross Castle on the shore of the Killarney Lakes where our boatman Charlie, takes us across the lake to Innisfallon Island and for a final gathering inside the ancient monastery of St. Finian’s monastery from 640AD.

We arrive at our hotel in Killarney to rest and change and before our last evening together, starting off with a visit to The Killarney Art Gallery, followed by dinner and Music.

Our bus back to Dublin will leave after a late breakfast the next morning.

Sign up now to get this fantastic overnight included in your fee!


Saturday 8th

Day 1

  • Early pick up from Dublin City
  • Arrival at Westcove House
  • Relax & settle in
  • Say hello to the ocean & explore Westcove
  • Welcome dinner at Westcove House
  • Evening gathering

Sunday 9th

Day 2

  • Morning gathering
  • Studio session – Six-Step gathering process & guide to reference gathering
  • Lunch
  • Creative Pilgrimage – Tearooms & Guided walk
  • Bar-B-Que overlooking the ocean
  • Evening gathering

Monday 10th

Day 3

  • Morning gathering
  • Studio session – Painting in studio or outside
  • Lunch
  • Trip to Kenmare Circle- standing stones
  • Wander Kenmare’s shops, galleries and more
  • Dinner & Music in Kenmare 

Tuesday 11th

Day 4

  • Morning gathering
  • Studio session – Painting in studio or outside
  • Lunch
  • Free afternoon to paint, chill, swim, or rest
  • Dinner at Westcove House 
  • Evening gathering

Wednesday 12th

Day 5

  • Morning gathering
  • Studio session – Process & Practice
  • Painting in studio or outside
  • Lunch
  • Trip to The Kerry Cliffs
  • Dinner at the Blind Piper Pub


Thursday 13th

Day 6

  • Morning gathering
  • Studio session – 
  • Painting in studio or outside
  • Lunch
  • Free afternoon to paint, chill, swim, or rest
  • Final dinner at Westcove House 
  • Special performance with singer Gráinne Hunt

Friday 14th

Day 7

  • Sightseeing day
  • Torq waterfall/ladies view
  • Lunch – Muckross Abbey
  • Ross Castle & boat trip to Innisfallon Island
  • Final gathering on Innisfallon Island 
  • Killarney – Hotel check in
  • Killarney Art Gallery followed by
  • Dinner In Killarney

Saturday 15th

Day 8

  • Breakfast & Checkout
  • Last wander in Killarney town
  • Bus to Dublin City 11am
  • Arrive Dublin City approx 6pm



Join me in Kerry!

Bonus One – Worth €1000

Love to Paint | Learn to Paint Course

Enjoy the benefit of a painting retreat and improve your skill as an artist.

I have decided to offer you this very exciting FREE BONUS. Get the best of my years of experience teaching women how to paint AND the benefit of working with me in person.

Get the best of all worlds.

Learn online with me for 6 weeks before joining me in person, then enjoy another 6 weeks online when you return home.

Artists retreat Roisin O'farrell

Bonus Two – Worth €70

Artists retreat Roisin O'farrell

Art Materials

Travelling with art supplies is hard, so I’m making it easy with a painting station in the studio, to include

  • a table, chair and table easel,
  • full set of Winton Oil Paints,
  • one colour Acrylic for underpainting,
  • solvent and the basics of what you need to paint, water for acrylic, cups for solvent/water, palette paper, a cleaning station for brushes, etc.

Not Included: Sketching kit, canvas boards, brushes/knives, wipes, outdoor easel/kit. If you would like to paint en plein air (outdoors), please bring a kit for this purpose.

Bonus Three – Worth €180

Transport to/from Dublin

Sit back and watch Ireland’s green fields pass you by as you get to know the other girls enroute to Kerry. In line with my plan to make your life as easy as possible, I have arranged a private bus to take you the 5hr drive to Westcove House.

June 8th: Leaving Dublin City Centre at approximately 8:30 a.m. for Westcove.

June 15th: Return from Killarney to Dublin City Centre.

The fee of €180 is included if you sign up now.


Done For You

All you need to do is get to Dublin. I will look after everything from start to finish from there.

  • Private transport from to/from Dublin City Centre.
  • Daily tuition, inner critic work, with Ró
  • Nourishing meals prepared for you,
  • Adventures and excursions organised with transport
  • Extra bonuses are included, and all done for you
  • All surrounded by women who support you.

What would that feel like? To just relax, knowing that everything is done for you and you can just breathe and concentrate on you.

It’s time to let go of your mind and let inspiration take over.

This retreat is an investment in you, in your dreams for you, and honestly, you frickin deserve it!

Pre-Retreat Travel & Bonding Session

Get to know each other before the retreat and put names to faces so that you will be comfortable when you arrive.

Ask questions, and find out what to expect.

Private Space 


We offer private rooms (a small number of shared rooms available) where you can rest and relax away from the fun whenever you need to. You are also free to opt out of any activity if you need a little quiet time for yourself.

Constant Contact When You Need It

Join our retreat WhatsApp group before you travel so you will always be in contact, while travelling, at the event and afterwards with the team and everyone in the group.

This is for you

If you love to paint
If you love to laugh and grow your creative heart
If you like to eat and drink and sway to the music
If you love to be touched by poetry and shout into the wind

Fees and Room Options

Cancellation Policy

If YOU have to cancel: Refunds are not available unless we can rebook your place. Please note that the closer we get to the event, the less likely we will be able to find someone to replace you.

Proof of travel insurance to include Covid, which covers your costs including the retreat, is required.

If WE have to cancel: We will refund everything you have paid minus your non-refundable deposit of €750.


Proof of travel insurance to include Covid, which covers your costs including the retreat, is required.

Attendance Policy

Rooms are of basic hotel standard, vary in size, location and bathroom facilities and are offered on a first come first served basis. 

This retreat is requires you to have a moderate level of mobility. Kerry is a rural area and we will be doing some walking/trekking. There are steps/stairs in the accommodation, no lifts. 

It is your responsibility to make sure you have any necessary documentation to enter the country.

Maximum and Minimum number apply for this retreat. This is worth considering before booking flights. 

Róisín is not just an artist. She has a special gift for caring and encouraging creative women and has decades of experience in giving workshops and teaching.

Committed and passionate about teaching, sharing, and living creativity, Róisin’s retreats are a down-to-earth, inclusive experience for creative women of all abilities, many of whom return year after year.

"It was an absolutely incredible experience that I shall treasure for ever. Everything Ró said on the can and much much more!! I had the most amazing adventures with total strangers who have become beautiful friends. If you have the opportunity to go on one of Roisin O’Farrells Art Retreats take it. They are life-changing!!"

Jane Aston

"I can honestly say that Róisín’s teaching has completely changed the direction of my life. She has given me the confidence I needed to just simply go for it. I am proud to now call myself an artist and I still can't quite believe how well things are going. The time she takes with people, her generosity to share, and her guidance. There are not many things I can say that have so clearly changed my life but her teaching and definitely have."

Andrea Mosey

"I personally had lost all my creative confidence and had so much fear and anxiety to get through. I can’t really begin to tell you how much it means for me to physically, emotionally and intellectually enjoy and engage in the creative process once again and finally be able to call myself an artist again. Love and gratitude."


The laundry can wait – you can’t

You’ll be thanking yourself if you do and kicking yourself if you don’t.

Are you ready for a life-changing celebration of your creative soul?

A feast for the mind, body, and spirit during an all-inclusive, idyllic week in one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

And all within the company of an intimate group of other amazing women just like you who are up for the same? 

Join me in Kerry!

I will carry these memories in my heart forever, treasure them and tend to them so that they remain forefront in my sense of knowing, that women from all over can come together and nurture and uplift each other, personally and creatively. And laugh a lot. My heart is full, and my world is larger today

Tammy Goodrich

Very special memories I will carry with me forever!! It was such a magical experience, a new challenge that took me out of my comfort zone but oh how marvellous it was!!! I treasure the friendships, the love and the laughter that we shared! Thanks to all that helped me with the travels. Grainne was fabulous! Ro, thank you for feeding our souls with poems, history, and words, nurturing us to be more creative in our works of art as well as our lives!


I would just like to say, no words can express the gratitude I have in my heart for you to have been placed in my path, bringing me by the hand down a road of brightness, leaving my darkness behind me, I’m in awe of how much you’ve generously shared with us as an artist, as a poet, as a teacher and as a friend who cares, .. keep painting, definitely keep teaching ( and saving more lost souls in the world).. I will never, never forget what you have done for me and my family ... they are so glad to see me smiling again, even if it means I’ve forgotten to cook some days ☺️

Eileen Collins

Roisin’s ability to communicate and get on the level of each of her students was amazing to me. Roisin came prepared to give and that she did, she knew everyone's name and something personal about each one of her students which made her easy to be with and she put me at ease from the minute I walked in.

Yvonne Snead

At this stage in life I feel differently about myself than I did 10 years ago…even 1 year ago! The questions you asked in your retreat and your intuitive insights gave me lots to think about who I want to be going forward.
I loved every minute of the retreat!

Vicki Mann

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