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Nurturing Nature Retreat

Dates for 2024 

Summer Solstice retreat – 16th -18th June

Autumn Equinox retreat:  22nd – 24th September

Winter retreat:  24th– 25th November (National Tree Week)

Rest, reconnect and re-energise during this unique Nurturing Nature retreat, nestled within 350 acres of woodland and a working farm, at the foot of the volcanic mountain Slieve Gullion within a UNESCO Global Geopark.

This restorative 2 night relaxation break is an opportunity for you to totally switch off, slow down and reconnect with nature.  The experience includes two x 2- hour forest bathing immersions.

Forest bathing/Shinrin-Yoku is an evidence- based wellness practice which evolved in Japan as a stress prevention intervention.  2 hours in the forest boosts your immunity for up to 10 days.

You will taste this special landscape during tea ceremonies as part of these experiences in the forest with tea especially prepared with herbs and plants from the Estate.

Chill out in the thermal spa and enjoy gentle walks throughout the Estate.

Enjoy home grown, local and seasonal produce during your dining experiences.

The Nurturing Nature Retreat Package Includes:
• Two nights’ accommodation in the peaceful setting of  Killeavy Castle Estate
• 2 x 2 -hour Forest Bathing immersions within the haven of Slieve Gullion
• 3 course dinner at Gullion at Killeavy on Sunday evening
• Refreshing light lunch in the Bistro on Monday
• 3 course dinner in the Bistro on Monday evening
• Traditional Irish breakfast each morning
• Use of thermal spa facilities
• Complimentary onsite parking
• Price: From £660 total stay (for two people)

Book directly with Killeavy Castle Estate here

Read more about Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing here.

Find out more about Killeavy Castle Estate here.