Heinrich Boll Cottage Residency
I don’t know quite what my expectations were, but I was taken aback at how beautiful the island is. It has an odd atmosphere – it didn’t feel like Ireland to me.
The house was beautiful too and I found it conducive to work. There are two studies and a big sitting room/kitchen area so you are spoilt for work spaces.
It is a quiet place and you have to live without internet if you go there but I found myself falling into a different rhythm which was really creative. I even got into painting landscape which I haven’t done for years.