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15 of the best wellness retreats in Ireland
Discover incredible retreats and wellness experiences across the country.
Slow down and wander in the wilderness or take care of your mind and body with a wellness experience. Nourish your body by trying delicious organic foods, practice mindfulness with a yoga weekend retreat, or get out in nature to walk and explore.

It’s time to discover 15 incredible wellness and yoga retreats in Ireland.

Retreat to an oasis of calm

Book in for a weekend wellness retreat and let yourself truly relax as you experience nature and soak up spectacular scenery.

1 | Creacon Lodge Wellness Retreat, Wexford

Head to sunny Wexford to the Creacon Lodge Wellness Retreat. Rejuvenate in this tranquil lodge, near the pretty village of New Ross. Lie back and relax as an experienced therapist guides a reflexology session and after, chill in the café enjoying a nutritious meal and refreshing juice. Stay in their modern but media-free suites and relish a break away from technology.

Two friends sitting beside flowers on Malahide Beach, Dublin
Unwind in beautiful Wexford.

2 | The Wicklow Escape, Wicklow

With ‘escape’ in its name, this is the perfect place to get away. Unwind with The Wicklow Escape in The Glen of Imaal far removed from everyday life. This peaceful space has 18 luxury beds, a relaxation room, a wooden dining cabin and a kitchen. Meals can be catered for with chefs serving up ethical, homegrown, organic and locally-sourced food.

3 | The Boghill Centre, Clare

Secluded and quiet, The Boghill Centre in Clare has 50 acres of natural bogland to explore at your own pace. Book in with a group of friends or come on your own to enjoy ceramics classes and ‘free-from’ cooking experiences. The clay used at the ceramics workshops comes straight from the Boghill Centre’s own land.

4 | Dzogchen Beara Retreat, Cork

On the Beara Peninsula in Cork, Dzogchen Beara Retreat is a Buddhist centre with daily guided meditation classes and weekend retreats for beginners. High up on the cliffs, the retreat overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Check out the self-catering accommodation and marvel at the outstanding views. Experience ‘Loving Kindness’ meditation, listen to talks from famous authors and soak up the stillness in this welcoming space.

5 | Tawnylust Lodge, Leitrim

Admire the rolling Leitrim landscape and check into Tawnylust Lodge. This eco-friendly self-catering space is a fine example of a home away from home with incredible views of the Ballinabehy mountain range and Munakill Lake. Make sure you check out the family farm and have a chat with owner Nuala, an expert on Leitrim’s scenic walks and hikes who can show you all the hidden gems.

A peaceful forest at Tintern Abbey, Wexford
Enjoy the blissfulness of the Leitrim countryside.

6 | Cloona Health Retreat, Mayo

Visit Cloona in Mayo and restore your mind, body, and spirit. The well-known centre is known for its cleansing and detox retreats where you can enjoy gentle meditation while eating well and exploring nature. The retreat is based in a converted woollen mill that was restored by Tibetan monks in the 1960s.

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Stretch the limbs with mindful yoga

Thinking about checking out yoga retreats in Ireland? With our amazing landscape, it’s easy to find a peaceful place to escape to.

7 | Burren Yoga Retreat, Clare

Thanks to an unrivalled karst limestone landscape and unbeatable views, the Burren Yoga Retreat allows guests to truly relax and unwind. Brush up on your skills with advice from expert instructors and take guided outings to The Burren and the seashores of Clare. Experience the silence with fellow yogis in spacious practice rooms.

8 | Macalla Farm, Mayo

Escape to Clare Island off the coast of Mayo and press reset on a yoga retreat at Macalla Farm. Tucked away in a secluded part of the island, get to grips with mindfulness on a weeklong exploration of Sati yoga. Focus on breath work and developing your own practice, make friends with the local horses and embrace the farm to fork ethos with delicious food straight from the garden.

A man with a backpack walking along the beach and staring out to sea at Clare Island Beach, Mayo
Recharge on Clare Island.

Find moments of peace and wellness

Check out epic experiences that will have your senses tingling.

9 | Sólás na Mara Seaweed Baths, Waterford

One of Ireland’s oldest therapies is a key feature at Sólás na Mara Seaweed Baths in Waterford. Discover the health benefits of the marine algae, soak your body in seaweed and feel it recover from the stresses of the day. Combine your seaweed experience with a massage for the ultimate pampering day out.

Big waves out to sea in Easkey.
Listen to the waves crashing against the shore.

10 | The Healing Forest, Dublin

Connect with nature on another level at The Healing Forest in Dublin. This memorable experience is all about slowing down in this quiet space enveloped by trees and forest. Watch out for the vibrant flora and fauna and listen to the sounds of the wild on a guided group forest walk. While the term ‘forest bathing’ is used metaphorically, the goal here is to immerse yourself in nature.

11 | Victor’s Way, Wicklow

Take a trip to Ireland’s only Indian Sculpture Park, Victor’s Way in Wicklow. Spread across 22 acres of forest and open land, it is designed to be a place of contemplation. Spend an hour walking around the park and spot its black granite and bronze sculptures. A photo exhibition on site tells how these wonderful sculptures were crafted in India.

Nurture with nature

Go behind the scenes of sustainable food growing and foraging in some of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations.

12 | The Organic Centre, Leitrim

Organic gardening, horticulture and sustainable living are key elements to The Organic Centre in Leitrim. Choose from breadmaking, home fermenting and cheesemaking courses or learn all about growing delicious organic food. The centre has seven well-organised polytunnels to showcase their produce and teach their students, as well as an eco-shop where you can buy their organic seeds and special tools.

13 | Hillside Organic & Holistic Farm, Roscommon  

Travel to Roscommon and head out with the Butler family who have been farming for generations. Wander along the allotments at the Hillside Organic & Holistic Farm and book in for alternative therapies including stress-reducing reiki, calming reflexology, or a life coaching session.

14 | Blackstairs Eco Trails, Carlow

Discover how the streams, fauna, boglands and lowlands of the Blackstairs Mountains intertwine to create something magical. Take a foraging workshop with Blackstairs Eco Trails in Carlow where you’ll find wild greens for fresh salads and make rose petal ice cream. Explore the open fields while gathering plants, leaves and roots to cook up following the recipes provided – this is a truly unique experience.

A flock of sheep in front of the Blackstairs Mountains County Carlow
Forage for wild greens in the magnificent Blackstairs Mountains.

15 | Sonairte, Meath

Check out Sonairte, the National Ecology Centre in Meath. This visitor experience prides itself on promoting sustainable living across ten glorious acres of land. Stroll through the walled garden, taste the organic produce, and head off on the nature trail on the banks of the River Nanny.

Plan your perfect wellness experience

Discover wellness weekends and yoga retreats in Ireland, head over to our Health and Wellbeing page now for even more inspiration for your next break.

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