• 31 Mar - 02 Apr 2023
  • Dublin, Ireland

Everyday Solace: Nourishment, Connection & Community in Restless Times

Find wisdom and solace in a safe and supportive space at this Courage and Renewal® residential retreat in a beautiful setting near Dublin in Ireland.

“At the deepest levels of human life, we do not need techniques.  We need insights into ourselves and our world that can help us understand how to learn and grow from our experiences.”  ~Parker J. Palmer

We live in restless times, globally, nationally and personally. The climate crisis, Covid 19, war in many parts of our world, escalating cost of living and injustice in its many guises impact most of us in one way or another.

Personally, we have all encountered losses, whether of health, relationships, career or how we once imagined our lives would be. When we find ourselves in challenging times, we can become disconnected from our inner wisdom and our needs for nourishment, connection and community become clearer.

We invite you to gift yourself the time and space in a retreat that offers an opportunity to listen to your inner wisdom in a supportive and confidential setting which will help you find everyday solace in these restless times.

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What to expect

Courage and Renewal® retreats are based on the work of Dr. Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. They nurture supportive communities of reflection and practice to help us come alive with a renewed sense of purpose and facilitate us to cultivate the courage to overcome challenges, thus making a difference both in ourselves and in our families and communities.

In this retreat, we will come together as individuals and as a community in a way that honours both our solitude and our togetherness. We will maintain an intimate and confidential community with a maximum of 16 participants.

Everything is invitational in large and small group conversations, with time for journaling, reflection, listening, sharing and silence. We will draw on poems, stories, music and wisdom traditions to inspire our journey together towards wholeness.

The retreat will include clearness committees – a unique and valuable process that supports individuals to raise an issue or dilemma for discernment in a small and safe Circle of Trust ©

This retreat is suitable for anyone who would like time to reflect on their inner life and role in the world. If you are curious about or seek a more fully authentic life, then this retreat is for you!

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Start: Friday 31 March 2023. Check-in from 15.30 hrs UCT/GMT in time for 17.00 start
End: Sunday 02 April 2023 at 13.00 hrs followed by lunch and optional Q&A session ending at 15.00.

The retreat is residential for all participants. We invite you to arrive in good time to find your room and settle in before the first session.
We will be in session in the evenings, mornings and afternoons, with a generous rest break after lunch on Saturday.

The Dominican Retreat Centre is a not-for profit learning and retreat centre located in a beautiful setting south of Dublin City. There are spacious gardens with ancient trees, long walks, and a labyrinth.

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Bedrooms are in comfortable single rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The Centre has free parking and wifi and a lift to all floors. Food is delicious and with notice special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

To get to the venue see https://domrc.ie/general.html

Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin, D24 KA40, Ireland
Tel : +353 (01) 404 8189 / 404 8123
Email: dominicanretreats@gmail.com
Website: https://domrc.ie

It may be possible to extend your stay in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght.
Please check directly with the centre if you wish to do this.

Fee: €430 (earlybird €399 – see below)

The fee includes :

  • Skilled facilitation by two facilitators prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal.
  • All materials needed for the workshop.
  • Comfortable accommodation for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday).
  • Delicious meals (dinner on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and teas/coffees and snacks).
  • Eventbrite adminstration fee.

The first 6 participants who register on or before Sat 14 January can avail of the early bird rate of €399.


Follow the link in the left hand column of this page to register.

Payment can be made online using a credit or debit card.

During the registration process we will request some information about you and your needs.

If you have to cancel…

  • on or before Tue 28 Feb. 2023 you will be given a refund, minus an administration fee
  • on or after Wed 1 Mar. 2023 we can only give a refund if we get someone to take your place.

If you feel there is a risk of cancellation on your part, we recommend you consider appropriate insurance.

If we have to cancel…

  • In the unlikely event that the retreat is cancelled by us, your fee will be refunded. Please note that our liability does not cover cancelled travel or other expenses incurred by you, and again, you may wish to consider insurance, particularly if you are travelling a long distance to the retreat.

The Center for Courage & Renewal exists to nurture deep integrity and relational trust, building the foundation for a more loving, equitable, and healthy world.

If you are unfamiliar with the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, you might like to look at some books, for example ‘A Hidden Wholeness’ and ‘Let Your Life Speak’. You will also find lots of information and resources on the website: https://courageandrenewal.org

If you have any questions about registration, the Circle of Trust approach or the Center for Courage & Renewal, contact Patricia Hallahan (+353 87 661 5729 / nealtru@gmail.com).

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