Celtic Spirituality Retreat in Ireland

  • Monday, September 30, 2024 - Friday, October 4, 2024
  • Inis Mór, Kilmurvey, County Galway
Celtic Spirituality Retreat in Ireland
Renew your spirit, kindle your soul, and stir your imagination on this one-of-a-kind, intimate, spiritual retreat in one of Ireland’s most enchanting places. We’ll retreat on Inis Mór– a wild and beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland– where Gaeilge (Irish) is the native language and Celtic traditions flourish. The retreat is guided by Ireland native Mary Meighan, founder of Celtic Journeys, with songs and chants by Seán Johnson. 
Celtic spirituality is the indigenous spirituality of Ireland. It is a gentle, nature based way of being that invites us to be our authentic selves and to live from our heart. Our Celtic retreats are unique, hand-crafted experiences designed for small groups of people.
It’s important to us to have an engaged group of people that share some common understandings and intentions for the retreat, to enhance the quality of the experience for all. With this in mind, our retreat is ideal for people who are seeking to explore a heart-centered lived experience of Celtic Spirituality in Ireland; are open to participating in the practices we’ll be sharing together including singing, chanting, pilgrimages to sacred sites on the island, listening to the daily Celtic themed talks including poetry, blessings, and stories; contemplative writing; meaningful Celtic rituals; connection with locals; gentle Celtic-themed yoga; free time to wander the island; and interest in exploring ways to integrate Celtic Spirituality into their own lives. 

“For me it was the space created by Seán and Mary, the stories, songs, chanting, encouragement, shared experience, and genuine love for the Celtic way that allowed for such beauty to emerge in all of us. I keep looking at the pictures shared by others, the warmth in my chest, the quickening of my heart and joy in my soul are the result.” – Meg

“Mary and Seán held a sacred space that allowed us to connect with the energies of the land, sky and sea in our own, individual way while providing a beautiful group experience. Whether a seasoned practitioner of Celtic Spirituality or brand new to it, it was rich and inviting and powerful.” – Simone

"A deeply rich and soulful immersion into Celtic Spirituality, with genuine Irish hospitality. It was truly transformative and healing.” – John

“I loved the retreat! The Celtic approach revealed the deepest, most poignant strands of my being that have been seeking manifestation for my whole life! I have done many retreats over the past 30 years and this one feels the most impactful.” – Peter


Mary Meighan, a native of Ireland, is the founder of Celtic Journeys who offers soul journeys steeped within her native Celtic Spiritual Tradition. Mary has traveled to sacred sites across Ireland for decades renewing, sustaining, and sharing her passion for the Celtic world. She also visits the U.S. and other countries introducing Celtic Spirituality through talks and retreats, sharing her lived experience of this mystical and earthy Spirituality.


Seán Johnson is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and teacher of spirituality and yoga. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga, Soul School Teacher Training Program, and The Wild Lotus Band. Seán’s love of Ireland and Celtic Spirituality goes back to his childhood, and he did an intensive undergraduate program in Irish Studies. He has traveled to Ireland over a dozen times to deepen his connection to his ancestral homeland.

Mary and Seán have been dear friends for many years and have guided many retreats together in Ireland and the USA. In addition to guiding retreats in Ireland, they also offer online Celtic Spirituality Gatherings throughout the year, honoring the major Celtic Festivals within the seasons of the Celtic Calendar, exploring how these ancient holidays can enrich our souls and deepen our connection with life.

Spaces limited. The retreat is set up for an intimate group to attend and often books up fully in advance – so early registration is highly recommended to reserve your spot.



Early Bird Rate ($300 savings): $1959 if registered by January 30th, 2024. Pay in full or register with $700 non-refundable deposit. After January 30th: $2259. Full balance due by August 1st, 2024. Does not include BrightStar and credit card fees. 

Price includes daily retreat sessions with Mary & Sean; four nights accommodations at an 18th century family-run guesthouse with shared accommodation (Limited number of single rooms available for an extra $75 per night – $300); four hearty Irish breakfasts; three dinners; buses on Inis Mor to and from the ferry port to guesthouse; bus excursions on the Island to sacred sites.

Price does not include airfare, ferry, and meals not listed above.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover your costs in the event of any unforeseen changes in your travel plans, as we are not able to offer refunds under any circumstances. Once you are registered, attendance in the retreat you’ve registered for is not transferable to another future retreat. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have travel insurance to protect yourself should anything unexpected arise.

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