We're going to Ireland and you're invited! With our new friend Gareth Higgins, friend of the great Irish writer John O'Donohue we're bringing a small group to the north of Ireland in May next year, for a journey into storytelling, creativity, community, love and life! We'd love you to join us - go to www.irelandretreats.com for more information, but if you would like to learn more now, here's some thoughts about the trip from Gareth himself:
The story we tell shapes the world we live in. The story of Ireland, north and south, is full of light and shadow, mystery and earthiness, sacred and profane collaborating to create a land of charm, beauty and inspiration. We invite you to take time out to experience the landscape, art, people and story that has captivated so many. Journey with a small group of new friends in the north of Ireland, among people seeking space, rest, challenge and clarity for the next steps in life. Our retreats are led by writers, musicians, and other artists; guides who have been immersed in spiritual reflection, peacemaking, and imagining a better world. Experience the extraordinary physical landscape, hear from poets and historians, learn from people who made peace with each other after a centuries-old conflict, and go on an inner personal journey that might last a lifetime.
Staying first in 400 year old thatched cottages in Mourne country and then a lovely old country house by the sea outside Belfast, with a group of friends old and new, enjoying the landscape on amazing walks, hearing music and story, meeting locals, experiencing the peace process in encountering people directly involved in activism and change, and getting to know the culture of northern Ireland, immersed in Celtic culture ancient and new. Good food, inspiring art, and beautiful journeys on foot will form the heart of this soulfully unique and transforming experience.
More information and registration details are at www.irelandretreats.com - please go there directly with your questions as Gareth's team will be able to help you.