The Kylemore Global Centre's Creative Escapes retreats have been constructed with the central idea of emerging from COVID-19 as a creative, mindful, and strengthened individual. Each retreat possesses and combines aspects such as creativity and creative freedom, spirituality, mindfulness, refocusing, music, and writing with the aim of re-centering one's self.
Join us here at the idyllic setting of the Kylemore Abbey to hone in on yourself through meditation, songwriting, and personal and place-driven narrative writing. Each retreat is two nights and three days and costs €495 which includes en-suite accommodation, all meals prepared by our in-house Chef, and all cultural activities.
Reset & Renew Retreat
Date Options: July 24-26 or August 18-20, 2020
Emerge after the pandemic to connect with others, reset your focus and look ahead with a renewed commitment to your vision and goals. Begin with yoga to awaken, reassess with inspiring talks and activities and experience the vast beauty of the Connemara landscape with guided walks. Restore with meals prepared by our in house chef, using the finest of locally sourced ingredients. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included.
Writing Workshop with Betsy Cornwell: Healing Through Narrative and Place
Date Option: August 7-9, 2020
Use your own personal narrative and connection to place to create your own words with author Betsy Cornwell - a New York Times bestselling author living in west Ireland. Practice mindfulness and healing through words, and gain experience reading and critiquing each other's stories. Come away from this retreat with your creative juices firing and your mind clear. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Kylemore Abbey and let your musical mind breathe. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included and all meals are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients.
Ceol for the Soul
Date Options: August 14-16 or August 28-30, 2020
Escape to Notre Dame’s Global Centre at Kylemore to enjoy two nights and three days Music Retreat, featuring a traditional singing workshop with a local sean-nós singer, gain knowledge on the history and development of Irish vocal music in the 20th century, learn vocal techniques, and then apply your learning in the creation of your own original song! Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Kylemore Abbey and let your musical mind breathe. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included and all meals are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients.
Conneminos at Kylemore with Alan Kerins
Date Options: August 4-6, 11-13, 21-21, 2020; September 4-6, 11-13, 2020; October 16-18, 2020
Walk your way to discovering your new self in the nourishing surroundings of Kylemore with Alan Kerins.