Liam wishes to welcome everyone to a wonderfully relaxing early Summer weekend wellness break – sound therapy retreat – where guests will not only enjoy magical Soundbaths and meditations and a joyful sing-a-long kirtan/chant session,
but also get an opportunity to be introduced to the deeply healing Shamanic Journeying,
not forgetting a gentle introduction to Chi Gung too,
plus time to connect with and explore Nature in a beautiful setting with delicious vegan food and guided walks included.
This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience.
Typically 12 guests at each residential retreat.
4pm onwards – arrival, settle in
4.30pm – herbal teas, yummy soup served
6pm – Opening Circle
6.30pm – dinner
8pm – 9.30pm – Soundbath
7.30am – wake up bell, warm water with lemon or herbal teas
8 – 10am – Introduction to Shamanic Journeying
10.30am – healthy brunch – 2 courses
1pm – scenic guided walk to Carlingford (easy hike of about 1.5h)
Ramble around Carlingford
(bring cash for fab coffee and cake at Wildwood outdoor cafe)
Courtesy taxi back to base
6.30pm – dinner
8 – 10pm – Soundbath followed by Kirtan/Sing/Chant A-long
8am – Guided Meditation Walk in Nature
9am – Breakfast
10.30am – 11am – Chi Gung
(slow gentle movements inspired by nature)
11am – 12.30pm
Guided sound meditation – sacred solfeggio pipes
followed by a gentle gong bath
1pm – lunch
2pm – closing circle
2.30pm – retreat ends
is a beautiful ancient spiritual practice, not unlike lucid dreaming, where you learn to use your imagination, while listening to the beats of a drum, to connect with a spirit guide or power animal to ask for help, healing, guidance or wisdom
Bring a journal and pen to write down your experiences (journals and pens provided)
is a beautiful, joyful, fun and heart-opening opportunity to sing along with mantras and healing chants from around the world (no experience needed, no singing ability needed, all the chants can be spoken both aloud and to yourself too – whatever feels right – no pressure, only joy)
no experience needed for this gentle movement practice – Liam discovered the joy of Chi Gung during the pandemic. Chi Gung is a beautiful healing practice of slow easy movements that are inspired by the rhythms of Nature)
Attending solo or or with friends?
More than half our guests fbook solo. With hand-crafted beds featuring ornate curtains, you have the privacy and quiet space to retire to, when sharing.
If you are attending with friends, will will ensure to give you most appropriate room available.
Large En-suite bathroom with a bath
Twin bedroom next to the Yoga Studio has magnificent views of the Glenmore Valley and the Irish Sea and a balcony where you can take it all in.
Adjacent is a small bathroom with shower/toilet
Getting to us by car
It could not be easier. From Dublin (North) you will reach us in 1hour and 15min. From Belfast you will be here in an hour. From the M1 motorway, take exit 18 (Carlingford). We are about 15min drive from there.
Using google maps, put in ‘Eagles Rock Retreat’ (make sure you put in ‘Retreat’, otherwise you end up at a different house far, far away!
Getting to us by public transport
It could not be easier. There are hourly buses from Dublin airport and Dublin City Centre and take approximately 1hour and 15minutes. From Belfast you can take a train.
We offer a free transfer service from Dundalk train and bus stations to our venue.
It’s a scenic 15 minute drive from the station to the venue.
Once here, you do not need a car.
IMPORTANT: Please endeavour to arrive in Dundalk between 3pm and 4.30pm.
We will send you detailed directions by email when you book.
Liam Oragh is a professional experienced Sound Therapist, Retreat Leader and award-winning Singer-Songwriter who has developed a deep passion for Sound Healing. He regularly hosts and performs Sound Healing Sessions/Soundbaths, Retreats, Meditations, Yoga studio workshops and Events throughout Dublin, Leinster and Ireland both indoors and outdoors, with his Soundbath most recently added to the bill at The Irish Musuem of Modern Art (IMMA) in The Royal Hospital Kilmainham as part of their Outdoor Evening Events Summer programmes 2021 and he was part of the kicking off of IMMA Outdoor Events on the Eve of Wellfest 2022; he also co-hosted a Soundhealing and Songwriting workshop as part of First Fortnight – Ireland’s Mental Health in the Arts Festival 2022- and was also co host of the Celtic School of Soundhealing’s Sound Therapy Chill out Zone Marquee as part of Sofft Nights Spirit of Folk Festival 2022 with Shamanism Ireland in Dunderry Park County Meath.
A graduate of The Bel Canto School of Singing (Alma Mater of Sinead O’Connor and Christy Dignam), The Celtic School of Soundhealing (Advanced diploma in Sound Therapy) and The Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies (Full Practitioner Certification) – Liam’s debut album ‘Only too late if you’re Dead’ , inspired and influenced by the death of his older brother from cancer, won the Hotpress Pick-of-the-Fortnight Award on its release in 2012 and was followed by his mental health themed second album ‘The Arguments against Insanity’ which was launched with a headline gig in Whelans in 2017
Who is this suitable for?
No upper age limit. We all learn so much from each generation. Variety only adds to the experience and the beautiful thing about Chi Gung, sound therapy and meditation is that you can start at any age and get feel better. Children aged 14+ may attend where accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This retreat is NOT SUITABLE for anyone in first trimester of pregnancy, anyone with a pacemaker or metal implants, or anyone suffering from cancer or epilepsy.
If unsure, please consult your health practitioner.
Can I take time out from activities?
This is your time. We have the timetable structured to make the most of each day, through practice, rest and recreation. However, if you feel that chilling out by the fire with a book is the right thing for you right now, do it!
Can I get a single room?
We do not have single rooms at our venue. However, when a retreat is not full and there is availability, we might be able to accommodate you. Ask us. Single room is subject to supplement of €25 per night.
Can I get my deposit back if I can’t make it?
No. The deposit is non-refundable, however if you let us know 21 days ahead of your chosen retreat, we will transfer your deposit to another date. We do our best and treat cancellations compassionately. Talk to us.
Is there a WIFI at the Venue?
No. We encourage our guests to turn off their phones while on a retreat and take this opportunity to detox from screens and EMR. Anyone needing to connect to WiFi for any urgent matter can do so using a hotspot from one of our phones.
I’m a bit nervous coming on my own!
You don’t need to be. Most of our guests come solo. We will pair you with somebody of a similar age and make you feel at home.
Can I come earlier on Friday?
We will be busy getting the house ready and your room might not be available before 4pm. But you are welcome to drop off your bags anytime and take a drive to Carlingford, enjoy a stroll and a cuppa.
What to bring?
We provide towels, bedding, yoga mats/equipment. Please don’t forget to pack your hiking boots, rain jacket and slippers (the house is a shoe-free zone).
Do I need a car?
No. We can collect you at a bus/train station in Dundalk or Newry. Once here, you will not need a transport.
I have a serious food allergy. Can you accommodate me?
Yes. As long as we know in a good time, we can cater for anything. Talk to us.
Is alcohol allowed on a retreat?
No. This is a dry house. You will not miss it and if you do, perhaps a pint of Guinness in one of Carlingford’s charming pubs will quench your thirst.