Opening day: Registration from 5 pm.Supper 6.30 pm. Opening session 7.30 pm. Closing day: Departure after 1 pm lunch.Bookings deposit€100 (non-refundable).Balance due two weeks prior to event.

Friday: Registration from 5pm. Supper: 6.00pm.
Opening session: 7.00ppm.
Sunday: Departure after 1.00pm lunch.
Bookings deposit €100 deposit [non-refundable]. 
Balance due two weeks prior to event.

See the individual event for cost and times.    
Full payment in advance secures a place.

Gift vouchers available. Bank transfer available online. Paypal. Please contact the Secretary for details. Card payment facility 404 8189. Times for telephone payment: 10am —2pm, Monday to Friday.

School retreats take place from September to May. We welcome groups of up to 150 students, from 6th class up to Leaving Certificate. We welcome students of all faiths and none. The Facilitators come from a variety of youth work backgrounds: all have undergone graduate and some have post -graduate studies in Spirituality, Theology, Relationships and Sexuality, Communication, Addiction Studies, Mental health etc. Through reflection, discussion, meditation, games, students are helped to explore their hopes and dreams as well as their difficulties. Students say they feel affirmed and restored, during what is often the most bonding day of their school years. Special themes can be tailored to meet group requirements.  
Secondary Schools:  9.30am —2.30pm. Cost: €20 per person includes refreshments at breaks. Students can bring a packed lunch, or we can provide homemade soup for €3 per student.

Primary schools:: 9.30am —1.00 pm. Cost: €15 per student (incl. fruit juice and biscuits at break).   Dates can be secured by deposit over phone.


The Centre is equipped with free wi -fi, flip -charts, data projectors, projection screen, CD players, etc. There is a lift to all floors. Giftshop: Books; also a range of gifts: pottery, wood carvings, photocards, and ’Tallaght crosses’ —all handmade in the Centre; candles, incense, etc. Free parking for participants. Extensive gardens with ancient trees, long walks, and a Labyrinth.   

Dominican Retreat Centre

How to get here:  From the terminus of the Luas (Red Line), a 10-15 minute walk.     If you are travelling by bus from the city, the most convenient numbers are the 65 from College Green, and the 27 or 77A from Dame St.   If you are travelling by car, leave the M50 at junction 11. Take the N81 towards ‘Tallaght and Blessington’.  Turn right at the first small roundabout, and left at the next.  Continue for about a mile, passing Lidl on your left.  Go straight through a set of traffic lights and after about 100 metres take the first right.  After another 100 metres you will see the entrance on your left.  If you need further directions on how to get here ring us, or ask us to email or post them to you.   Eircode D24 KA40 will take you to our door when entered into smartphone. 

The Secretary Dominican Retreat Centre Tallaght Village,

D24 KA40 Tel: (01) 404 8189/ 404 8123

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