Some News...

May is a time of New Beginnings…

So, what better time to let you know that there are new beginnings here too!

After five very successful years of The Power of Words Festival, it now feels time to embark on a new journey.

Over the next while, a selection of creative writing retreats and experiences will be offered to you in the beautiful town of Abbeyleix  (currently Ireland’s Tidiest Town - in case you haven’t heard! ).

Keep a watch on social media and the website ( over the coming weeks for more details.

I’ve been blessed to have had such a great and talented team who’ve volunteered alongside me since 2019, and who’ve helped make The Power of Words Festival a relaxing, welcoming weekend for all. Each team member has added more than a little bit of magic to the mix, for which I’m truly grateful.
To each sponsor, supporter, writer, musician, reader, facilitator, technician, and anyone who bought a ticket to an event, or helped our festival along the way, a HUGE Thank You to you too! 

I hope you will continue to journey with me as The Power of Words begins its next new chapter.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Amanda Kelly 

The Power of Words
Creative Writing Retreats & Experiences