Life is BUSY. Things get hectic and chaotic, operating in seeming warp-speed and so many of us don’t take the time we need to relax and reset. If you find yourself in constant go-mode, maybe you should consider setting aside a weekend to recharge the batteries? We very conveniently sourced a great list of places to stay in Ireland where you can unplug the cell phone and plug in the soul.
Cliffs of Moher Retreat, Liscannor Co. Clare
The Cliffs of Moher Retreat sits at about the mid-way point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Offering loads of retreats throughout the week and on weekends, this place is about as tranquil as it gets. Check out their upcoming events including the Food Experience Retreat, Mid-Week Connect to Nature, Yoga + Hiking and their Celtic Wheel Retreats.
Burren Yoga Retreat, Kinvara Co. Galway
Expect a full yogic experience when you book into one of Burren Yoga Retreat’s weekend or week-long getaways. These retreats are designed to get you zenned out and feeling happy, healthy and centred. Retreats include yoga (obviously), hill walking, surfing, optional cooking classes, and mindfulness meditation.
Ard Nahoo, Dromahair Co. Leitrim
An eco-retreat and yoga school, Ard Nahoo offers guests several options for unplugging from the bustling world. Choose from personal retreats, yoga retreats or options for group + couples packages. They also offer wellness treatments and are fully qualified to provide yoga teacher training instruction.
Anam Cara Retreat, Bantry Co. Cork
Anam Cara (which means ‘soul friend’ in Irish), is a dedicated writer’s and artist’s retreat in rural County Cork. Breakfast and evening meals are provided so you can concentrate on creating your best work. Choose from workshop retreats in May and September, or you can book in for some solo creative time with a personal retreat all of your own!
Cloona Health Retreat, Westport Co. Mayo
A dedicated detox retreat nestled in the Mayo countryside, Cloona Health Retreat centres on a diet of yoga, hiking, wellness treatments, meditation, and healthy eating. There are ‘themed’ retreats including liver cleansing, weight loss, and yoga retreats that you can choose from, and you can expect a holistic approach for all of their offerings!