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€78
pledged of €7,500pledged of €7,500 goal
3
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 11 2018 6:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our long term goal is to have a retreat center in rural Ireland (by the lake) to cater for artists events.  Gathering the creative from across the globe.  Sharing the Irish culture and "craic" whilst enjoying sharing the creative side of life with others.

We presently have a large property on two acres "Golden Mile Retreats, I want to expand into the land to build extra units for accommodation.  I am a poet and there is high demand for writers retreats in Ireland, together with arts retreats.  This is a niche market with enormous potential.  We need the finance to get planning to expand into more accommodation needed for the center.

We are excited about this project as it bring to the area a new experience which involves artistic tourists both internationally and nationally.  We have great vision and expectations for this project and want to share the experience with those beneficiaries who love the creative aspect of this endeavor.

We plan for up to 8 geodesic type domes accommodating 2 or more people, surrounding a large pond, with gardens and orchards meandering throughout.  The center itself will host the workshops and events.

Risks and challenges

Planning is to be sought for accommodation expansion. The planning department has showed great interest in the project and so has grant funding bodies. I need planning. If no planning is granted then I still run the retreats but on a smaller scale. The project is by a nature walk and lake, on the "Golden Mile" which is an award winning heritage road. The area is very scenic and full of heritage which features a lake, ancient castle site and much more. The project is very versatile and adaptable to various genres.

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    Key ring with picture of Mullagh Lake

    Each backer will receive a key ring with a scenic photo of nearby Mullagh Lake

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    Scenic picture of area

    Mullagh lake and surrounding area, picture of choice taken by a professional photographer.

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    Tree naming - plaque

    Have your name or a loved ones name on a plague of one of our native Irish trees planted specifically as a memorial, by an Irish lake. Visited by many from around the world.

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    1 day of writer workshops

    Writer workshops and coaching session with published writer and coach.

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    Hospitality package

    Invitation to premiere retreat for 3 days, including accommodation, workshops and retreat experience.

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    1 Week accommodation for up to 10 guests

    Week long stay in retreat center with two day work shops in creative writing, self publishing, one to one coaching. (published poet and coach) - self catering basis

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