Mindfulness and Compassion Retreat at the Cabragh Lodge, NW Ireland


Dates: 19th – 22nd July 2024
Time: Friday at 16:00 pm – Monday at 2:00 pm
Teachers: Kathy Ward and Fiona McMahon
Cost: €440 for a single ensuite room. €380 in a twin ensuite room.

The price includes accommodation, delicious home-cooked vegetarian food, and the retreat schedule.

Who is the Cabragh Lodge Retreat for?

The Mindfulness and Compassion Retreat at the Cabragh Lodge in July is suitable for both those with a meditation practice, and complete beginners interested in mindfulness and compassion. It is also suitable for mindfulness teachers, and trainees. Full support is given by Kathy Ward and Fiona McMahon.

What to expect:

With a maximum of 12 participants, there is plenty of time to relax and renew without the need to communicate or ´do´ anything, as well as explore how we can bring more kindness and self-compassion into our lives. The retreat includes spaciously guided sitting, standing, lying, mindful movement, Qi-Gong, and walking practices in the stunning local moor area as we cultivate direct exploration of mindfulness and compassion.

There will also be times when we practice silence together, including a full day of silent practice on Sunday. All sessions are optional.

Every evening there will be the opportunity to relax with a Sound Bath (Gongs) or Qi Gong gentle movement sessions.

This retreat will enable you to nourish yourself by experiencing stillness and self-connection in a remote hillside setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Ox Mountains overlooking the countryside below Kesh Mountain and Knocknashee in the distance. This is also the perfect place to sit on your balcony and enjoy the picturesque countryside and the abundance of wild nature.

Accommodation at the Cabragh Lodge:

To provide you with every comfort, nestled into the woodlands surrounding the Cabragh Lodge retreat centre, you will find our 4 high-quality and beautiful, passive-design 2-bedroom self-contained wooden en suite eco-cabins. Each bedroom has either a double bed (single occupancy) or twin beds (same sex) with high-quality sheets, towels, and duvets.

Each cabin has its own kitchen and dining area to provide all you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay but don’t worry, delicious home-cooked organic vegetarian meals, biscuits, cake, fruit, tea, and coffee are provided. Where-ever possible, provisions are locally sourced.

Breakfast would include cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast, jams, and eggs. A typical lunch would be Butternut squash and Carrott soup with a hint of ginger, cucumber, and green salads, rolls, and gluten-free bread, followed by homemade cookies. Dinner could include vegetarian lasagne with spinach salad followed by apple and raspberry crumble with cream. 

Guests comment on this unique, top-quality accommodation’s peaceful energy and delightful wood aroma.

How to get to the Cabragh Lodge:

Cooloney train/bus station and Knock airport are the nearest transport links and we can arrange a private taxi to the retreat centre. Please contact us by email with your arrival time and we will send you a price. Read More…