What We Offer

Here at Tearmann we offer a number of different retreat programmes, guided pilgrimages and a listening ear. You can read the details below for our Five Day Retreats, Ecological Walking Retreats, Weekend Retreats, School Retreats and Private retreats.

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Five Day Retreats

From the beginning of May until the end of September, we have weekly retreats, which begin on Sunday evening and conclude on Friday morning. These retreats incorporate elements of Celtic Spirituality, Creation Spirituality, walking in nature, mindfulness and meditation, but all inspired by the life and Spirit of Jesus Christ. We begin our day with guided meditation in the morning and in the evening we gather to celebrate the Eucharist and share our experiences of the day. The rest of the day is free to walk, reflect, pray or do what you feel your spirit is drawing you to do on your own. One to one spiritual direction is also available on request. Cost of retreat is 250 euro.

Ecological Walking Retreats

Glendalough is a walker’s paradise. On the last week of each month from May to September we have an ecological walking retreat. This retreat also begins on Sunday evening and concludes on Friday morning.

We begin our day with guided meditation in the morning and in the evening we gather to celebrate the Eucharist and share our experiences of the day. After meditation we go on a guided reflective walk each day for 2 -3 hours (5 -10km) as a group. There is then the option to continue walking on your own if you so desire. Our reflections will mostly centre round appreciating the goodness and beauty of our world, noticing God’s presence in nature, while in this process motivating us to care for planet Earth, our common home.  There is also the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director during this retreat. Cost of retreat is 250 euro.

In 2018 our walking retreats are on the following dates: May 27-June 1;  June 24-29;  July 22-27;  August 26-31;  September 23-28.

Weekend Retreats

Our weekend retreats are designed for busy people who need to take time out to recharge and dwell a little deeper on where they are going in life.  It’s a time to reflect and walk in nature and touch into the Spirit of God that is both within themselves and felt more easily in the sacred valley of Glendalough. Weekend retreats begin on Friday evening until midday on Sunday. Cost 100 euro. 

School Retreats

We also lead school retreats for all classes, especially confirmation class and Transition Years and Leaving Certs. These school retreats are held outdoors and comprise of walking in nature with guided reflections geared towards the students own lives, but related to the story, spirituality and history of Glendalough. Cost 5 euro per student.

Private Retreats

We also cater for anyone who wants to do a private retreat or a personally designed retreat at any time of the year in Tearmann. These private retreats can vary from two days to a month. Longer stays are also catered for by arrangement. Spiritual direction is also available on an individual basis for anyone who desires at any time. Cost is 50 euro per day, but for long stays there is a discount.