About Xhale


Xhale is a Tourism and Development Organisation pioneered by Ann Ward.


Ann Ward

Ann is a trained Ambassador for the Ring of Gullion and has deep connections with Slieve Gullion Mountain through her family heritage.

She has a rich tapestry of experience within the community, arts, education and private sectors as a development facilitator. Personal empowerment is at the heart of all of her work where she offers transformative programmes tailored for individuals, groups and organisations.

As a meditation teacher, Ann delivers courses in mindfulness and stress management and runs retreats within the sensory paradise of the Ring of Gullion.

Ann teaches a secular practice drawn from a number of ancient traditions and contemporary sources including the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and other famous exponents of mindfulness such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Sharon Salzberg.

Through the gift of meditation, Ann shares practical, portable techniques on how to manage stress in today’s busy world. Slieve Gullion provides a perfect backdrop for her development work and she offers tours of the area. However Ann can deliver the courses and retreats in other locations.

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