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Should you wish to make an application or find out more please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or phone Sybil on +353 87 7672656. You are also welcome to visit our ResArtis profile.

What have former participants on the residency program had to say about Shankill Castle?


“I had a wonderful stay at Shankill Castle and can thoroughly recommend it as a place to recharge the creative batteries and maybe even get some work done. What other retreat offers three kitchen gardens to consult your Muse.”

Mark McCrum

“We enjoyed every minute in Shankill and I wrote two books while I was there.”

Peter Somerville-Large

"This programme was one of the best experiences of my life."

Sheyla, Mexico

"The castle is marvellous: soothing with old world quietude and brimming with character."

Micheal, Dublin

"Staying at Shankill Castle is an artist dream come true. Inspiration is everywhere, from the beautiful landscape, the quiet surroundings, and the warm hospitality from the lovely Cope family, it's the perfect place to create. I'm so happy with my experience there and I was able to get so much finished! I will always hold my Shankill Castle Residency close to my heart and I look forward to returning someday soon to continue writing!"

Kramies, USA
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Residency Application Form



  • What dates do you wish to be in residence at Shankill Castle (Min 1 week, Max 10 Weeks)?

  • Should the dates you choose be unavailable what would your alternative dates be?



  • Please provide us with a sample of your work by sending images/documents and a link to your website if applicable. You can include these in your submission by using the file uploader below

    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx.

  • If you are applying for more than one person please fill out this form as a group and provide up-to-date C.Vs and samples of work for all of the applicants.