5 Night Retreat Tour of Ireland
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5 Night Retreat Tour of Ireland


Sometimes, all you need is to get away from it all………


Arrival Thursday, February 5th, 2015:

A Private Chauffeur will collect your group from Dublin Airport and transport you in luxury private transport to your first accommodation in County Meath.

Newgrange Lodge Outside


Formerly an old farmhouse, the Lodge you will be staying at was lovingly restored to provide the perfect base for you to venture out and explore the rich & historical attractions of the stunning Boyne Valley region, also known as Irelands Heritage capital. Included in the cost of your stay is an en-suite single bedroom so you do not need to worry about sharing with somebody you are not familiar with.


Newgrange Lodge Lounge

You will do some light touring of the Newgrange area on your first day. Newgrange is a Stone Age monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland. It was built about 3200 BC during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Newgrange is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside.The mound is ringed by ‘kerbstones’ engraved with artwork.  That evening, retire to your lodge accommodation where we have arranged for you to enjoy a wonderful three course meal. Use this first night to familiarise yourself with your group in the comfort and warmth of your lodge accommodation and prepare for the following days of retreat activities to soothe mind, body and soul.

Friday, February 6th, 2015:

Retreat Photo LI

Your Private Chauffeur will transport you from County Meath to your retreat location in County Fermanagh.

You will be three days in this location.

We will aim for an approximate arrival time of 12:30pm. You’re welcome to book a massage from 2.30pm.

Your plan for the day reads as follows:

5.00pm: Yoga session

6.00pm: Dinner

7.00pm: Tai Chi session, followed by massages


Saturday, February 7th, 2015:

Carmen CookingYour plan for the day reads as follows:

8.00am                Yoga session

9.30am                Breakfast

10.45am              Tai Chi session

12.00pm              Cookery Demo with Carmen (Pictured)

1.30pm                Lunch

Walk Scenery day 2

2.30pm               Departure for the beautiful Florencecourt Estate for a 1 hour                                                30 mins forest walk. Walking boots are useful for this, but the track is                               not so muddy so walking shoes or runners are acceptable.

5.15pm                Return from walk, and break period

5.30pm                Massages all evening. Dinner from 7.30pm


 Sunday, February 8th, 2015:

8.30am                Yoga session

10.00am              Breakfast

Inis Rath Island

10.50am               Meditation session

12.10am                Visit to Krishna Temple: Depart Retreat House to walk to jetty for the ferry crossing to                                                   Inis Rath Island

 1.00pm                Talk on Vedic wisdom and philosophy open to the general public. You’re welcome to go for a                                       walk around the island during all or part of this period.

12.20pm            Ferry to island for temple music chant (30mins) and relaxing around Inis Rath Island

2.15pm               The Sunday Feast in the Temple – a unique cultural experience (and the food is pretty good also!)

3.15pm               Ferry Departure back to the mainland

3.40pm               Option 1 or 24 star hotel for massage therapy

                           Option 1: Relax as you like

                            Option 2: Trip to the Spa at a nearby 4 star hotel (pictured). Relax in the hydrotherapy                                                        suite for adults: Jacuzzi, Herb Sauna, Stream Room, Salt Grotto, Foot Baths,                                                     Adventure shower and Ice Fountain. Cost: €15 per person (not included in                                                           original price).

7.00pm                Light dinner


Monday February 9th, 2015:

Yoga pic8.30am                Yoga session (50 minute class)

9.30am                Breakfast

Departure from Fermanagh Retreat. Check-out 11.00am.

Travel back to your lodge accommodation in Newgrange, County Meath enjoying some light touring on route.

That evening, a 3 course meal will be provided in the comfort of your accommodation and a motivational talk with a mystery guest speaker.


Cost per person: €1,055 or $1,313 USD (based on the conversion rate today. Tour will be charged at conversion rate on date of purchase)

Cost is inclusive of the following:

  • The services of a Private Chauffeur/Guide for between 8-9 hours per day
  • The use of your own private luxury vehicle for your group for the entirety of your trip
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day
  • All classes and workshops
  • One 50-minute massage / therapy at your Fermanagh retreat included in the price.Options: Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage, Indian head massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Swedish massage.


To book your place on this retreat: a 20% deposit of the total tour amount is required. The remaining 80% is not due until 30 days prior to your trip beginning. Please do not book airfare until you have been informed that this tour is 100% confirmed. This retreat trip is specially prepared for people battling depression or those who have managed to recover from the illness. It is not a therapy trip and does not offer medical care or support to those suffering with depression.


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