Our 2023 in-person Retreat will be August 28 – 31 at the Burren College of Art.
To ensure the quality of the experience, we limit the group size to twenty-five. The spaces fill quickly and so we suggest that if you have not already completed this step, you contact Mary Stacey to arrange a 30m introductory call, after which you will be able to register.
2022 Retreat Costs
(if you work in a corporation, large organization, public body): €3350
(if you work in an NGO or independent, small business): €1995
Food and Accommodation: €595
You can hold your place with a deposit of €1200 (€605 programme/€595 accommodation and meals).
The balance is due by June 30 or, if you register after that date, within 30 days of the programme start.
Please note the Refund and Cancellation Policy below
The Retreat will begin in the late afternoon August 28 and continue until mid-afternoon August 31. We recommend you consider spending additional time in the Burren, especially arriving a few days early if you are coming from a greater distance.
Accommodation should be selected based on the length of your stay and travel distance.
Cottage accommodation with breakfast included is most suitable if you are traveling a long distance or plan to spend some additional time in the Burren. It is available Sun August 27 – Sun September 3, inclusive. These traditional Burren thatched-roof cottages typically accommodate three participants. Most have one ensuite room and two rooms with a shared bath. The cottages have kitchen facilities available and a local grocery store nearby.
Hotel accommodation with breakfast included is most suitable if you are coming for the retreat only. It is available 3 nights, Mon August 28 – Thurs August 30, inclusive.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book extra nights for either a cottage or hotel stay.
All accommodation is located in the Village of Ballyvaughan and walkable to all amenities. A shuttle service is provided for transportation to the College, a short distance away.
Meals (breakfasts for cottage stays, lunches, dinners, and refreshments) are included during the Retreat (August 28 - 31)
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made more than one month in advance of the Retreat will be refunded in full minus a €250 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than one month in advance are subject to a forfeiture of 50% of the registration fee plus the administration fee. If you must cancel a registration, please e-mail Julia Long, programme coordinator at the College.
Cancellations made within two weeks of the start date or no shows are not eligible for a refund. If registration is cancelled at any time, you can choose to send a colleague in your place, who would benefit from and make a valuable contribution to the programme. Alternatively, you can apply your fees to participating in the following year’s programme.