Restful Retreat


Running from March 14-17 the Irish Gay Men’s Retreat is a 3-day event designed for men who want to enjoy a sense of community and self-improvement in a nurturing, relaxed environment.


On the programme for the weekend: walking, eating, sharing and guided meditation to help participants explore and celebrate new ways of being oneself.

Organiser Michael Gilroy, originally a Dubliner, is proud to be bringing the unique weekend to his native land for the first time. “I’m thrilled to be coming home – I grew up in Dublin and I moved to the States 25 years ago. When I lived in Dublin I was involved with Dublin Pride and the NLGF. I’ve been involved with the LGBT community most of my life,” he says on the phone from his home in the U.S.

Gilroy, who lives in Boston where he has worked in creating gay men’s community in New England for the past two decades, hopes to pass along some of what he has learned from his time spent studying complementary health care, meditation and yoga.

The Irish Gay Men’s Retreat’s focus is firmly on encouraging participants to enjoy themselves in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. “We put so much work into making it a ‘safe’ space and a nurturing environment,” says Gilroy. “Our main objective here is that people can feel themselves in a non-judgmental, secure place.”
The Irish Gay Men’s Retreat runs from March 14-17 in Corafin, Co Clare. For information/ booking details, mail: [email protected] or visit



© 2014 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.

0 comments. Please sign in to comment.