In this weekend retreat we will practice Mindfulness Meditation every morning and evening. On New Year´s Eve we will do a fire ritual to let go of the old year and welcome in with intention the new.


Last year my usual New Year’s Eve retreat was cancelled and quiet by chance I got a place on John’s. I was soon to realise that someone up there was really looking out for me because it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. I enjoy any gathering of like minded people but add to that John’s good humour and reverence for ritual, his mindful structure for the whole retreat and his attention people’s needs made it all so much more meaningful. At first I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the times of silence but I found the reality comforting and restful to be with people without having to talk. The grounds and surrounding area is beautiful. The accommodation is great, the food is great. I remember thinking at the time that it seemed very appropriate to have a different feel to the first days of the year and what a way to start. I can happily recommend this retreat and will be delighted to do it again myself this year. Hopefully I’ll see you there. =) Trish



    Deposit: €200 non-refundable deposit required to secure your booking or Full Fee €450
    This can be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

    Account Number: 31900597
    A/C Name: Presentation Sisters Mount St Annes A/C 2
    IBAN: IE38 BOFI 9018 6131 9005 97

    If this is not possible then please ring (00 353) (0)578626153 (during office hours) to pay by card or send a cheque made payable to Mount St Anne’s to:
    Secretary, Mount St Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre
    Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland. R32 WN59