I missed a lot of school due to personal reason and I’ve been trying to catch up and I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure because of that this really helped. I’m not sure what I believe but you’re all incredibly open-minded and welcoming, so I really enjoyed this. Usually you feel pressure to believe or agree to certain things, but I didn’t this time and I really valued that.
I thoroughly enjoyed the two day retreat I took part in here at the Emmaus Centre. The staff here are so welcoming and friendly and made it a safe space for myself and the girls in my year to talk about our faith and personal beliefs. I really enjoyed our silent time in the prayer room where we were able to do our own reflective prayer and listened to some peaceful music which was also amazing. Thank you for everything!!!
Thank you, I had a lovely time. I learned more about myself and deepened bonds with my friends. Food is great, the staff is greater! Honestly just a super chill time.
Brilliant opportunity to see other people’s views on Faith. Friendly and judgment free environment inspired me more about myself and I got peace and I became more spiritually aware of myself. Thanks for the brilliant time.
I loved this retreat. It was relaxing. It also helped me grieve a lost one in a way. Last night with the singing and being in the prayer room it helped me let my emotions out. The food was yum and everyone who worked here was so so kind.
I enjoyed the quiet space (me time) in the Prayer room with music. I enjoyed getting into my own thoughts. The Emmaus walk was amazing, got people talking.
The best thing was how casual and accepting the leaders are. I enjoyed hearing other people’s stories the most. I enjoyed everything about the retreat and felt comfortable throughout.
I really enjoyed this retreat. I enjoyed the layed back approach of talking about God and our faith. The stories of peoples own experiences with God was definitely beneficial and inspiring. Overall, leaving here I fell like my faith has grown and I’m more open to God.
Secondary School Retreats: €25 p/p
Includes break time refreshments, hot lunch and booklet
Overnight Retreat: €60 p/p
Includes break time refreshments, breakfast and three hot meals
Confirmation Retreats: €15 p/p
Includes juice and Oreos, hot lunch and booklet
First Holy Communion: €10 p/p
Includes juice & Oreos and hot lunch
We can cater for groups from 10 to 120. However, if your group is over 80, we recommend splitting your group in half and booking two retreat days. Large numbers make it impossible to do small groups and make it more difficult for students to talk, share and ask questions. The hussle and bussle of large numbers can also make it less relaxing for students. That said, we are here to help and are more than happy to accommodate your large group!
We are keenly aware of the wide range of places young people can be at today with regards to Religion. The retreat day content is accessible and relevant for all. As a Catholic Retreat Team, we endeavour to uphold Catholic values by ensuring everyone is welcome no matter what their background or Religion. We stress the invitational aspect of the Gospel and are keen to respect the freedom of each individual to choose how they communication with God in their hearts and minds. We also provide opportunities for students to ask questions and share their own beliefs and experience if they so wish.
from their everyday activities. The facilities at Emmaus are top of the range for a school retreat day with workrooms, dining facilities, prayer rooms and beautiful, expansive grounds. If for any reason you cannot bring your students to Emmaus, then please contact the Retreat Team Coordinator to talk through the possibility of the team coming to your school.
We are always open to hearing your specific needs. If there are particular themes or topics you wish to cover, please contact the Retreat Team Coordinator within good time so that we can cater for your needs.
At Emmaus we have years of experience with handling a range of special needs including dietary needs such as coeliac, vegetarians, halal etc. If a student has a nut allergy, we cannot guarantee there has been no cross contamination and strongly recommend that the student bring their own lunch and EPI Pen.
Please let us know in advance if your group has any special needs including dietary needs.