Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below a list of the questions we are asked on a regular basis.

It’s not necessary to bring a car but some people like the freedom of having their own transport so please feel free to bring your car if you wish. It also depends on where you have booked your accommodation. You can check on a map of Bere Island found at www.bereisland.net  Both ferries operate as passenger and car ferries. 

No booking is required. Just turn up and you will be facilitated. 

The ferry from Castletownbere takes approximately  15 minutes and the ferry from the Pontoon takes approximately  25 minutes.

There is an ATM in the post office in Rerrin village  which serves AIB customers. There are ATMs in Castletownbere also. The AIB ATM is in the square and there is also and ATM in Murphy’s Super Valu (opposite the landing spot for Bere Island Ferries).

Let us know of any allergies you may have before you arrive and we will accommodate your needs

Apart from your imagination you should pack for all weathers. Hopefully we will see some sun. It could of course rain so you will need to be prepared for that. A pair of shoes for walking and layers would be ideal. Casual and comfortable clothes would be best. A small backpack would be handy for carrying your notebook and water. A refillable water bottle would be ideal. Bring any medication you need plus items that you think you can’t do without. 

We have organised everything for you so you can spend time on your writing. You will be on an island so bring what you think you may need. 

If you have any queries, however small, that have not been answered above, please contact me at info@bereislandcreativewriting.com

I look forward to meeting you on one of our retreats.