Residential & Non-Residential Retreats

An Tobar Retreat & Spirituality Centre

An Tobar Retreat & Spirituality Centre is a space of Spiritan hospitality and mission animated by an open and inclusive community which offers welcome to all on their journey. It is a faith community, offering opportunities for prayer, reflection, healing and wholeness, while trying to live in an ecologically sustainable manner caring for the resources placed in our stewardship.

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Residential and Non-Residential Retreats

In a simple but beautiful setting, among the retreats offered are:

  • The Easter Triduum – ‘Mystery not history’, this begins annually on Holy Thursday with a Seder meal. It celebrates not what once happened to Jesus but what is happening to us.
  • The Wonders of Creation – This engages the whole person, integrating cosmology, spirituality, scripture, theology, reflection, poetry, ritual and the outdoors.
  • An Ashram Experience – This offers meditation, mindfulness and yoga, and an opportunity to be immersed in Spirituality, meditation and opening oneself to God.
  • Self-development – In this retreat participants learn to use imagery to enhance their creative, personal, professional and spiritual lives.

Regular Workshops

  • Both Yoga and Tai Chi workshops – at all levels – are available throughout the year.
  • Capacitor, a therapy created in South America in the 1980s, offers self-care and wellness practices, and stress-busting techniques.
  • Be the Change’ asks us to look at our place in the world and how we care for the planet.
  • Women of the Bible’ re-tells the stories of women featured in the bible.
  • A workshop on The Four Church Women of El Salvador is a recent addition.


  • In Oasis Days, busy people take time out, ‘drink from the well’ and leave feeling refreshed.
  • Poets read their own works during Poetry Reading Evenings.
  • Christian meditation and Justice and Peace workshops are also on offer.

Conference Facilities

A large and small meeting room are available and can be customized to suit the needs of specific groups.


The grounds include several acres of mature mixed-broadleaf woodland, a stream that feeds a small lake below the main house, and a number of paths around the perimeter of the property.

Non-residential retreats in August 2020

Provisionally, the first retreats scheduled to take place after the ending of the COVID-19 lockdown, both non-residential, are:

Ashram Experience: Tues 11th–Sat 15th August (9am-5.30pm); Facilitator: David Halpin.

Yoga: Mon 17th – Fri 21st August (Times to be confirmed); Facilitator: Phyllis Hartford.

For additional detail, please contact the An Tobar Team:

Telephone: 046 – 9078 973 / 086 -391 72 97 (Jackie)
E-mail:; Website:; Facebook: An Tobar