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Ballintubber Abbey

Retreat Experience

Ballintubber, County Mayo, Ireland

Adult Retreat

The days of the Retreat Experience can be either taken consecutively or at convenient intervals in any of these four locations

  • Ballintubber Abbey & Grounds
  • Church Island
  • Tóchar Phádraig
  • The Celtic Furrow

A Director and Confessor are available during Retreat

Themes Explored

  • Pilgrimage - a journey in faith in search of wholeness
  • "Lord, make us prophets of our times" - a Church and Spirituality for the future
  • Exploring aspects of our Celtic roots in our festivals and traditions
  • Rí na nDúl - nature and ecology in Celtic / Irish Spirituality
  • Suffering and mysticism in Irish Spirituality
  • Muire, Mathair Dé and the Rosary in our Spirituality
  • "A Kingdom of Justice and Truth. A Kingdom of Love and Peace"

Photo of Church Island

Retreat Experience for Young People

Specially structured to meet the Spiritual and Religious Needs of Young People at the different stages of their search.

For the past number of years Ballintubber Abbey has been established as a centre for Adult and Confirmation Retreats. A fully qualified team (partly supported by the Tuam Diocese) is now in place to conduct Retreats also for Post Primary Students and Third Level Students.

The Quest - Young People

The Quest is the overall name given to the structure, content and aim of this Retreat Experience for Young People

  • It caters for the different stages of Faith Development and Spiritual Search of young people
  • The Retreat Experience is followed up through contact and resource materials supplied to school and parish
  • It links up with certain aspects of the religious education syllabus for post primary schools
  • It takes place at the different locations depending on the programme for each particular year


Information regarding costs, accommodation and booking available through Ballintubber Abbey Retreat Experience.