Kilmorna House

Centre for Therapeutic &
Reflective Writing

Breathe

Kilmorna House is a place where you can breathe. Walking through the gardens, slowing inhaling the cool, fragrant air filled with the scent of roses and lavender. Listening to the leaves of the old lime trees softly rustling in the breeze, with the faint hum of honeybees high up in the branches. Watching the water gently flowing from the fountain in the box parterres. Feeling enveloped by natural beauty. The restful cooing of the wood pigeons in contrast to the occasional caw caw from the pheasants in the distant wildflower meadow. A curious robin observing from the rhododendron bushes. To me, Kilmorna is synonymous with tranquility. Here I can breathe. I can reflect. I can write. Here, I feel at peace with myself. 

About
Kilmorna House

Kilmorna House was built in 1801, during the Georgian era for Baroness Katherina of Kilmorna. The house reflects the elegance of that period, with large windows, high ceilings and open fireplaces creating an atmosphere of space and tranquility. 

Centre for Reflective Writing in Ireland
Robin

Kilmorna House

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all. ’ 

(Emily Dickinson)

Visit Us

I welcome each new member to Kilmorna House, and look forward to visits from members, old and new … I always have time for a cup of tea or a glass of wine in the garden!



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Kilmorna House

‘Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.’ 

(Emily Dickinson)

Visist Us

I welcome each new member to Kilmorna House, and look forward to visits from members, old and new … I always have time for a cup of tea or a glass of wine in the garden!



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Country House Escapes in Ireland

Ruth FitzGerald

Country House Escapes in Ireland

Like so many young people today, I found my teenage years to be very confusing. I began writing in an attempt to understand and express my emotions. Writing became a very important outlet for me in many ways and still is so. As I had found it so helpful, I decided to integrate Therapeutic Writing into my practice and the results have been powerful.

Strong emotions provide the inspiration for very powerful writing. Whether we feel elated and invincible, angry and betrayed or scared and lost, Therapeutic Writing helps us to understand why we are feeling this way, explore how we are feeling from different perspectives and resolve issues that are bothering us. It also allows us to consider various future paths and to move forward with optimism and confidence.

I have almost been brought to tears by the writings of some of my students and colleagues and have been so uplifted to see how this has benefited them. I would like to be able to share this experience with you.

For more practical information about me, please feel free to visit my LinkedIn Profile