“I dwell in Possibility” Emily Dickenson

 

Mari Kennedy class

 

Imbolc (“in the belly”), is the start of Spring in the Celtic calendar.  It is a time of awakening, a time of emergence and new possibility.  It’s a time to actively listen to what is wanting to emerge from the deepest soul self and get clear on our intentions.

 

In the Celtic world in the northern hemisphere the natural world is just waking up after a long sleep in the darkness of winter. We have made it through the bleakness of winter when the dark Goddess, the Cailleach invited us to let go, to rest, slow down and dream. The Cailleach (the hag) now transforms at Imbolc into Brigid the maiden full of possibility. We will celebrate Brigid’s day together. The area around Liscannor has a deep tradition of honouring Brigid.  We may even join in some local celebrations!

The light of the sun is strengthening as days begin to get longer and the dormant seeds deep in the earth are stirring with life-force. New life and new beginnings are wanting to emerge.
Desires and aspirations deep in the depts of our souls are like the seeds stirring with life, coming alive deep in the darkness of the earth. What desires, longings, aspirations or visions are emerging in whispers within you?  What seeds  of desire are awakening withing you?  Of all the possible seeds that are stirring in you, which ones will you tend if you are to live fully alive?

 

The invitation…….
Come to hear the whispers of your soul
Come to rest
Come if you know there’s more than this
Come if you want to get clarity
Come if you don’t know who you are anymore
Come if you’re stepping up
Come if you’re in between
Come to question
Come if you’re starting over
Come to celebrate ancient indigenous traditions
Come if you want to start living a full and authentic life

 

We will invoke the fiery arrows of Goddess and saint Brigit as we as the life-force of Spring to get clear on what we want to bring in to our lives.

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Prices

Due to the limited number of places on our retreats, deposits are non-refundable for any cancellations within 21 days of the retreat start date. Click here to read our full Terms and Conditions.

 

All prices are per person, all-inclusive and include all classes, meals, beverages, accommodation, walks, hot-tub and sauna.

 

Quad Room (female only)         €380

Twin – Shared Bathroom          €415

Single – Shared Bathroom        €480

Twin/Double Ensuite                 €460

Single Ensuite                              €530

 

  • For a detailed description of the rooms please visit our Bedrooms page
  • If you are travelling on your own and want one of our shared room options, we can pair you with someone of the same gender.
Schedule

Friday

Check in anytime after 16:00

Relax, take a walk and partake in a welcome drink and sweet treat with your fellow retreat participants

18:00    Landing Yoga practice – Out of the car and onto the mat, the art of arriving.

19:00    Dinner – delicious, healthy fare! Followed by arrival introduction chat to the weekend, the schedule and the area

20.00  Imbolc – opening circle The Celtic Wheel, ancient and folk themes and traditions of Imbolc

 

Saturday

07:30     Early morning meditation

08:00    Delicious healthy breakfast buffet

08:30     St Brigid’s Day visit to the local Brigid’s well – washing away the winter

10:00      What’s wanting to emerge yoga and Imbolc inquiry session

12:30       Lunch – lots of yummy healthy food!

Free time – Options to take a trip to Lahinch to the beach, go surfing, take a tour of the area including the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren or stay and relax and enjoy a treatment

17:00       Fiery arrows and new seeds – Imbolc inquiry and restorative yoga session

19.00       Imbolc ritual – Sharpening the spears

19:30       Dinner – more lovely homemade healthy food followed by a delicious healthy dessert

Our beautiful glass fronted sauna and Canadian hot tub will be available at all times during your stay

 

Sunday

07:30     Early morning meditation

08:00    Delicious healthy breakfast buffet

08:30     Early morning cliff walk

10:00      Intentions and vows Imbolc inquiry and yoga session

12:30    Lunch – lots of yummy healthy food and check out afterwards

 

During the day tea, coffee and herbal teas will be available at all times

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Getting here

 

Signpost

 

Address:

Cliffs of Moher Retreat

Liscannor

Co.Clare

V95 A499

Ph: +353 (0) 86 851 7710

info@cliffsofmoherretreat.com

 

 

Shannon Airport:

Shannon is our closest airport. You can catch a taxi from the airport directly to the Retreat.  To ensure your transfer will be there to meet you, instead of waiting for a taxi at the airport, we recommend contacting Philip O’Dwyer and Tom Dowling who offers competitive rates from Shannon to the Retreat compared to picking up a taxi at the airport. Philip can accommodate individuals and groups. To pre-arrange transfers please contact directly at (phone is the preferred method):

Philip:

–       Email:             thetaxicompany@gmail.com

–       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

–       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761

Depending on the time of day and number of passengers, a taxi from Shannon costs €80 to €120 each way.

*Due to GDPR regulations we cannot provide guests’ contact details to other guests to organise sharing taxis. We advise using our Facebook page to reach out to each other or to ask Philip on booking the taxi if he has had any other guests contact him.

 

Public Transport:

Bus

Dublin Coach has a great service from Dublin (airport or city centre) to Ennis. Please visit their website for up to date time tables and costs: www.dublincoach.ie

Dublin Coach arrives into the Friars Walk bus park in Ennis. If you’re connecting to the Bus Eireann service it is about a 10 minute walk to the bus depot located at Ennis Train Station.

Bus Eireann run a service (Route 350) from the Ennis train station to Lahinch and Liscannor (close to us). Please visit their website for up to date time tables and costs: www.buseireann.ie

Train

Ennis is our local train station: www.irishrail.ie

Taxi

From Shannon, Ennis, Lahinch or Liscannor to the retreat. To pre-arrange transfers please contact the taxis companies directly:

Philip:

–       Email:             thetaxicompany@gmail.com

–       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

–       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761

 

Car Rental:

Renting a car is the easiest way to get around Ireland – we are a small island! It will mean you can make the most of this amazing area and take in all the fantastic sights while you are here without relying on taxis or public transport.

Cars can easily be rented from both Shannon and Dublin airports.

Dublin airport to the Retreat: 3 – 3.5 hours

Shannon airport to the Retreat: 1 hour

 

 Directions from Lahinch:

Eircode for SatNav: V95 A499

We are 7kms from Lahinch driving straight out on the road to the Cliffs of Moher. As you enter Lahinch follow the signs for the Cliffs of Moher and Liscannor (it’s a right turn before you come into the main street of the village).

Drive along that road, with the golf course on your left. After 4 kms you will reach Liscannor Village. Continue driving through Liscannor Village. After another 3kms turn left, just before The Rock Shop (which is on the right side of the road). After 200 metres you will reach a crossroads, turn right. Continue up the road for approximately 750metres, we are the third property on the left, you will drive up a long driveway and we will be waiting for you there!

 

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