Heinrich Boll Cottage

The Artist’s Residency


The Heinrich Böll Association invites writers and artists of all disciplines to stay at the Heinrich Böll Cottage. A residency at the Böll Cottage, which is normally of two weeks duration, is ideal for those who want a quiet and relaxing stay far away from the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life. The aim is for guests to be able to concentrate fully on their work, while using Achill Island and the cottage as a source of inspiration and possible subject matter for their work. The residency programme is funded by Mayo County Council and the Irish Arts Council.

Guest artists are invited to visit local schools or clubs on the island and where possible to promote their own work through public readings.

The cottage offers two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, two study rooms and a studio. There is no Wifi internet connection.

Applications must be received by the Association by the end of September each year for a residency in the following year.