What would you say to spending the summer in a fancy house with the deer for neighbours? The Farmleigh's writer in residence programme is open to applicants and this year, they're particularly looking for authors of children's literature. The residency runs for three months from July to September and takes place in the very lovely Farmleigh house in Dublin's Phoenix Park.
"As part of the residency, the author will be asked to programme and hold a series of talks, workshops or events at Farmleigh. The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 1 April 2010. For further information please contact Julia Cummins at 01 8155908." You can also get in touch with Children's Books Ireland for an application form.