Tallaght retreat Centre

    Programme of events 2022

    DEAR FRIENDS…. At last we are beginning, with the rest of the world, to emerge from the hibernation that the Covid-19 virus imposed upon us. With God’s help, it will be a very special Spring this year.

    We have been welcoming small groups, carefully observing all the safety protocols, and thank God we have remained free of the virus.  It is a pleasure to open our doors to you all again.

    PROGRAMMES.  We invite you to come here to rest, to stay overnight, to pray, to meditate, and to reflect in an atmosphere of tranquility.  Many of the Retreats, as you see from the list, are in the traditional form.  We also have retreats and workshops on mindfulness, pottery, zen, etc..  Wisely, these have been called “ways to the Way.”  In today’s complex world many people have some knowledge and experience of different spiritual paths, and as Christians we are challenged to connect these to the great tradition.  It was the genius of St Dominic to make connections rather than disconnections.  In this Centre, in our modest way, we try to gather many streams into the one great stream of Christian spirituality.  “My feet are planted in the ground of my faith, but my arms are wide open.”

    THE CENTRE is set in Tallaght Village, 12 km from Dublin city centre.  It has been in continuous use as a retreat centre for over 80 years.  The 18th-century Walled Garden offers tranquility for walking, spaces to sit, to pray, to meditate.   It is full of ancient and unusual trees, the most special one being ‘Maelruan’s Tree’, one of the oldest walnuts in Ireland. There is also the ‘Lime Garden’ named for its five giant lime trees; in it you will find the Labyrinth, to connect the inner and outer spiritual movements in your life. 

    We welcome individuals, as well as large and small groups.  Retreats and events are open to people of all faiths and denominations. There is an open hospitable atmosphere for workshops, seminars, conferences or gatherings. Set on four floors, the Centre has one large and four smaller conference rooms.  The large conference room can hold up to 100 people: the smaller ones about 20-25 each.   Other rooms are available for one-to-one sessions or small group meetings.  There are two sitting-rooms with comfortable couches and a relaxing atmosphere. The Oratory gives a sense of peace and sacred space.  We are happy to facilitate Baptisms, Weddings, Anniversaries, or special occasions.  Parking is free for all participants.  We can cater for 30 people on a residential basis.  Additional beds available for big groups.  There is a lift to all floors.  

    YOU ARE WELCOME!  Please tell us in advance if you have special dietary requirements.  We will do our best to care for you.  But please remember that we are not qualified to care for the sick.  Whether you are returning for another retreat or coming to us for the first time, we look forward to welcoming you. 
    Donagh O’Shea OP (Director)               Anita Kenny (Assistant Director)



    2022 Event Listings Brochure

    SRF Dublin Meditation circle (087 273 3438/ 087 804 9007)
    Resume date to be confirmed

    Zen Meditation (mcgrane_mary@yahoo.ie))
    7.50am – 8.30am [on Zoom]
    ‘Grow’ Mental health Organisation (Grow info line 1890 474 474), 7pm—9pm
    Men’s Yoga (Kevin O’Loughlin 087 2853647), kevin@thehealthyway.ie 7.30pm—9pm

    Zen meditation (mcgrane_mary@yahoo.ie)
    7.50am - 8.30am [on Zoom]
    7.50pm – 9.10pm [on Zoom]
    Circle Dancing (Joanne, 086 897 2191): 2pm – 4pm

    John Main Christian Meditation (Niall, 085 760 9500): 8pm—9pm
    SRF Dublin Meditation Circle (087 273 3438): Resume date to be confirmed

    Zen Meditation [on Zoom] (mcgrane_mary@yahoo.ie): 7.50am – 8.30am
    Meditation with the Mystics [on Zoom] (apply Secretary): 8pm – 9.30pm, Donagh O’Shea

    Zen Meditation [on Zoom] (mcgrane_mary@yahoo.ie):7.50am – 8.30am