Welcome to Galilee Spirituality Centre

Galilee Community is a sacred space, a place of prayer, reflection and sacred landscapes that draw the human spirit to find God present in all life experiences.

Founded on faith in Jesus Christ and on the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we aim to provide a warm welcome to everyone to explore and deepen their spiritual lives. Our programmes include prayer and meditation; retreats; courses and discussions on faith; resource events for church groups and support for people in ministry. We offer spiritual accompaniment and a welcome for those who are seeking meaning, nourishment and peace. Our morning and evening prayer are open to anyone who would like to join us.

‘Galilee’ is situated in the midst of lakes, woodlands and mountains and commands a spectacular view of the picturesque countryside bordering Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon. The surrounding area provides ample opportunity for walking, cycling, boating, fishing and sightseeing.

The Galilee community are happy to provide an opportunity for you to ‘chill out’ with a difference. – an hour, a half day, a few days – you decide. Enjoy browsing our website and feel welcome to get in touch by ‘phone or email.

Come and See.

Our Team

Sr Olive Flanagan RSM

I feel privileged to have been a member of the team here in Galilee for the past seventeen years.

It has been a time of many blessings.

I am grateful for the opportunities I have had over the years in the ministries of education, leadership in our congregation, spiritual direction and faith formation.

Dr Anne Francis

I bring experience in pastoral theology, faith formation and ministry.

I enjoy exploring faith through conversations, education, poetry and liturgy, and offering renewal and reflection for people in ministry.

I am married with three young adult children.

I believe spirituality is for everyone, expressed in Paula D’Arcy’s words ‘God comes to us disguised as our life.’


Sr Mae McManus RSM

During the early years of my religious life I lived in the US and was involved in education at primary and secondary level.

I trained and worked in faith formation, spiritual accompaniment and parish ministry in the Diocese of San Diego/San Bernadino.

On returning to Ireland in 1991 I had the privilege of working as chaplain in Castlerea Community School.

In 2001 I was part of the team that established Galilee Community.


Sr Margaret O’Brien RSM

I have worked in education, formation, human development, spiritual accompaniment, prayer and music ministry.

I enjoy meeting people from various cultures and backgrounds and have over thirty years of missionary experience in Kenya, East Africa.