Out of the dust and dirt the new Tobar Mhuire has emerged. Still retaining it's legendary warm homely atmosphere but renewed and refreshed and ready to welcome old and new friends alike.
Building on the great legacy of former Passionists we have exciting plans for the future of Tobar Mhuire Retreat and Conference Centre.
We are now a well equipped modern Retreat and Conference Centre, set in sixty acres of woodland, in the heart of County Down. Visitors will enjoy our new facilities as well as the peace and quiet of the wonderful surroundings.
We welcome individuals and groups from Ireland and beyond who wish to take time out to reflect on their human and spiritual development. In Tobar Mhuire they will find a peaceful setting and encouragement from the Passionist Community who reside there.
We invite not only individuals and groups already committed to the Faith but also those who have yet to discover a sense of the Sacred in their lives. Those still searching and questioning will find a welcome in Tobar Mhuire.
The Passionist Community extend a welcome to their sisters and brothers of the Reformed Churches and hope that the resource that is Tobar Mhuire Retreat and Conference Centre will become a shared blessing for all.
To make an enquiry or booking please contact:
or telephone 028 44830242
Frank Trias CP Ordained Deacon
On Saturday 13th December, Rev. Frank Trias CP was ordained to the Diaconate by the Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Diarmuid Martin. The ceremony took place in St Paul of the Cross Church Mount Argus Dublin. Frank, along with Gareth spent their Noviciate year in Tobar Mhuire and frequently return to help out. More photos in the NEWS tab.
Christmas Candlelight Dinner
A word of thanks and appreciation to the people who joined us for the Christmas Candlelight Dinner on Saturday evening. This is one of our main efforts at raising funds so that we can continue in our life and mission her in Tobar Mhuire. If you use Tobar Mhuire throughout the year and didn't manage to join us please consider making a donation during this season its a way of ensuring that we can continue to keep the lights on and the doors open. Thank You.
Autumn Retreat Programme 2014/15 Published (click on Retreat)
Following many requests, we are delighted to announce a workshop devoted to Icon painting. The workshop will be given by Br Michael Moran CP (USA). Michael has many years of experience with the techniques of gliding and icon painting.
No prior experience is necessary and all levels of skill are welcome. The only requirement is the ability to follow instruction and a willingness to try something new. Because participants will be using acrylic paints, an apron or old clothes will be needed for the painting sessions.
Details from Tobar Mhuire reception.
Facilitator: Br. Michael Moran, CP (USA)