The Ennismore Vision

Ennismore is an oasis of beauty, peace, hospitality and welcome.  Our centre and our programmes seek to develop and nurture a sense of the Sacred, and the contemplative dimension to Christian Spirituality.


Coming Events

Coming up in Ennismore
Sun. 28th August - Thurs. 01st September 
Conference with Edwina Gately  - "Call to Personal and Global Transformation"
Cost:  Res - €420   Non Res €300

Saturday 10th September - 10.30a.m. - 4.30p.m.
"The Spirit of Leadership - from Ego to Spirit" - Patrick Sheehan MA. Psych. IAHIP
Empowering ourselves to lead with greater self-awareness, discernment, compassion and intuition.
Cost:  €55

Saturday 17th September 10.30a.m. - 4.30p.m.
"The Ecology Encyclical of Pope Francis"
An inspiring call to contemplation and action.
Cost:  €55







Ennismore Retreat Centre
New Courses



This exploration of Christian Spirituality, an outreach programme of the Priory Institute, Tallaght, consists of eight Saturdays and one residential weekend commencing in October and ending in June.  It will comprise of input, group process, reflection time, liturgy, etc.  It addresses the challenges of responding to the evolving spiritual landscape of our times in social consciousness, relationships, work settings, health and wellbeing.  The integrative and contemporary approach of the programme includes reflection on scripture, theology, various forms of prayer, psycho-synthesis, meditation, contemplative living, ritual, art, poetry, personal development, transformative reading and writing.

The days will be delivered through a reflective "retreat style" atmosphere, where tranquility, wholesome food, use of the library and quiet time in the garden are an integral part of the experience.  The contemplative approach will be creatively delivered through the atmosphere of a faith-sharing Christian community.

The timetable runs from 10.30a.m. to 4.30p.m. on the Saturdays and from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon on the weekend.

The cost is €650, which can be paid in installments.  The fee includes input, lunch, teas/coffees, etc.  A certificate of attendance will be awarded for successful completion of the course.


The Heart Network & Ennismore Retreat Centre will conduct a Training Course in Spiritual Accompaniment Commencing September.

Duration:         Two year programme of Spiritual Accompaniment

Commitment:  Fourteen weekends (Saturday morning - Sunday afternoon) over two years.

Aim:               By the end of this course participants will be expected to minister compassionately and effectively as Spiritual Accompaniers, under supervision.

Brief Description:   Participants will develop

On a personal level

  • An openess to the transformative power of God in their own lives.
  • Greater self awareness
  • The ability to acknowledge strengths and limitations
  • greater ability to articulate their personal faith journey
  • discover new understandings and insights

On a Ministerial level

  • the ability to take a "Contemplative Stance"
  • a new way of being connected to the other, self and the world
  • attunement to the movements of the Spirit - attentive to the sacred/depth dimension as it unfolds within our own personal stories.
  • to be comfortable undertaking the shared journey of life with another especially during moments of difficulty and uncertainty
  • an awareness of the importance of personal supervision
  • sensitivity in relation to boundary issues
  • to become a reflective practitioner
  • to promote good practice

Closing Date:    To be announced

Conducted By:   John Bennett msc, Finola Cunnane SSL, Mike Serrage msc


Text for the week


The scripture readings are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989 by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved 




Our commentary and reflection on the text for the week will return in September.


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