Built in 1216AD by King Cathal O'Connor - A place of prayer and pilgrimage for 1500 years since the time of Patrick. Today thousands of visitors come to be immersed in its faith-filled story as portrayed in the unique stations of the Cross and Rosary Way in the landscaped grounds.
The ancient pilgrim path to Croagh Patrick from the Abbey. Each week groups of people journey along this way in search of meaning.
Traces our own cultural and spiritual quest for meaning through 5000 years of rich heritage - a heritage that can have an important influence on our choices that affect the future. Church Island
This very ancient sacred place of prayer and pathways of quiet reflection is unique, with its monastic ruins and restored medieval church. Best suited for senior students who have first experienced the various elements of the Quest Programme and for Third Level. Retreat Centre
For the past number of years Ballintubber Abbey has been established as a centre for Adult and Confirmation Retreats. A Fully Qualified Team (Partly supported by the Tuam Archdiocese) is now in place to conduct retreats also for
1st & 2nd Year Post Primary Students 3rd Year Post Primary Students
Transition Year Students
5th and 6th year Post Primary Students
The Quest is the overall name given to the structure, content and aim of this Retreat Experience For Young people.
It caters for the different stages of Faith Development and Spiritual Search of young people
The Retreat Experience is followed up through contact and Resource materials supplied to school and parish
It links up with certain aspects of the religious education syllabus for post primary schools
Meal: (a) Students can bring packed lunch (b) Lunch/Meal can be supplied with prior notice & arrangement
Clothing: As some of the Retreat experience takes place outdoor, raingear and warm clothing is essential, as well as a change of footwear if walking the Tochar
Numbers: The maximum number, because of the interactive nature of the retreat, is 30 (or class of 35 maximum)
Time: The duration of the day’s experience is six hours - usually from 10am - 4.00pm. Some flexibility in starting time can be accommodated when necessary
For Further information please contact:
Phone + 353 (0) 94 903 0934
Fax: + 353 (0) 94 903 0018