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 Six day Retreats, Five Day Retreats, Ecological Walking Retreats, Weekend Retreats, School Retreats and Private retreats, as well as Lenten and Advents Retreats
Six day and Five Day Retreats
From the beginning of May until the end of September, we have weekly retreats. Some of these are 6 day retreats and some are 5 days. These retreats begin on Sunday evening and conclude on Friday morning or Saturday 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 for 5 days and 300 euro for 6 days.
For 2019 the 6 day retreats are: May 19-25; June 16-22; June 23-29; August 4-10; August 11-17; August 18-24
5 day retreats in 2019 are: May 5-10; May 12-17; May 26-31; June 30-July 5; Aug 25-30
Ecological Walking Retreats
Glendalough is a walker’s paradise. We are offering two Ecological Walking retreats in 2019, the first from July 7 -12 and the second from July 28- August 2. A reasonable level of fitness in required for this retreat.
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 2019 our walking retreats are on the following dates: July 7-12 and July 28- August 2.
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.
In 2019 we have weekend retreats on July 5-7 and August 2-4.
We also have a weekend Lenten retreat on March 29-31 and Advent retreats on November 29 – December 1 and December 13-15.
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.
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.