Opening Saturday: Registration from 5pm Supper 6.30pm.  Opening session 7.30pm, Closing day: Departure after 1pm lunch.
Bookings deposit €100 [non-refundable].  Balance due two weeks prior to event.

Friday: Registration from 5pm.
Supper: 6.00pm. Opening session: 7.00ppm.
Sunday: Departure after 1.00pm lunch.
Bookings deposit €100 deposit [non-refundable].  Balance due two weeks prior to event.

Full payment in advance secures a place.

Most of our rates remain the same as last year. Gift vouchers available.  Bank transfer available online. Paypal. Please contact the Secretary for details.

School retreats take place from September to May.  We welcome groups of up to 150 students, from 6th class up to Leaving Certificate.  We welcome students of all faiths and none.  The facilitators came from a variety of youth work backgrounds: some have undergone graduate and post-graduate studies in Spirituality, Theology, Relationships and Sexuality, Communication, Addictions Studies, Mental Health etc.  Through reflection, discussion, meditation, games, Students are helped to explore their hopes and dreams as well as their difficulties.  Students say they feel affirmed and restored, during what is often the most bonding day of their school years.  Special group needs can be tailored to meet requirements.

Secondary Schools: 9.30---2.30. Cost: €18.00 per person includes refreshments at breaks.  Students can bring a packed lunch, or we can provide homemade soup for €3.00 per student.

Primary Schools: 9.30---1.00pm Cost: €12 per student [includes fruit juice and biscuits at break].
Dates can be secured by deposit over phone.  Early booking is advised.


The Centre is equipped with free Wi-Fi, flip-charts, data projector, projector screen, CD players, etc., are available.  We also have a bookshop with a good stock of religious books: also a range of gift objects: photo cards and wood carvings [made in the Centre] candles, incense, etc., Free parking for participants. Extensive walled gardens with ancient trees, long walks and a labyrinth

Dominican Retreat Centre

How to get here:  From the terminus of the Luas [Red Line], a 10-15 minute walk. If you are travelling by Car leave the M50 at the junction 11. Take the N81 towards 'Tallaght and Blessington'. Turn right at the first small roundabout, and left at the next. Continue for about a mile, passing Lidl on your left. Go straight through a set of traffic lights and after about 100 metres take the first right. After another 100 metres you will see the entrance on your left. If you need further directions on how to get here ring us, or ask us to email or post them to you. If you are travelling by Bus from the city, the most convenient numbers are the 65 from College Green, and the 27 and 77A from Dane Street.

Enquiries, The Secretary,
Dominican Retreat Centre,
Tallaght Village, Dublin 24,
Tel: (01) 404 8189 / 404 8123,