Events 2020:

Online Prayer Each Thursday

Active Hope Free Online Workshop June 11th

with Dr Connie Nell.

This online workshop explores the interplay of despair and resilience. Together we take a closer look at our hopes, fears and needs and possible responses to them.

Connie is a social anthropologist and founding member of Sligo Environmental Network. She will guide us through some steps that will give us the opportunity to make connections, be inspired and take meaningful action.”

If you would like to take part in this workshop but are unsure of how to use Zoom, please contact Connie for some assistance at


Watch this space for our online retreat in June with Sr Nellie McLaughlin. 

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Online Course Who Is Jesus? : Who do you say that I am? 

with Vince Murray

Access this course through the main menu.

These four sessions will help participants to come to their own response to this question by exploring the ideas of some contemporary Christian thinkers, including Jose Pagola, Peter McVerry, Daniel O’Leary and Cynthia Bourgeault. These theologians, in their different ways, relate the life and teaching of Jesus to the spiritual journey of Christians today.

We also invite you to join us in praying for everyone affected by the virus. In particular, we hope you can join us (virtually) on Thursdays, 9.00-9.30pm for prayer. Let us know you are with us in spirit by getting in touch or 071-966-4101 and let us know any prayer needs. If you would like to send a photo of your candle or prayer space please do so by email or on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Blessings to all. The Galilee Team

Coming up when we’re back…

The Spirituality of Recovery: A Practical day for Families Affected by Addiction

With Mr Sean Harty

Spirituality is a personal search for meaning in life, for connection with all things and for the experience of a power beyond oneself.  This day of reflection and support will allow us all to express and discuss the importance of spirituality and Addiction Recovery. Shared experiences and mutual respect for each other will allow this day to take us on a journey.

€20 per person or €25 per couple. €10 unwaged including lunch.

Sean Harty is an Accredited Addiction Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. He is also serving as Chairperson of this organisation for the past four years. Sean is a graduate of NUIG and LIT Limerick. He is an advocate for all mental health services and engages with Government to have the best services possible for those who require professional help.



Herb and Flower Growing for Healthy Living

With Richard Kennedy

Richard begin this course in March and he will be back!


Cost €5, including materials and refreshments.  This series will be relaxed, fun and practical – with time for planting and growing.

Richard Kennedy is both a gardening expert and owner or Courtdale Horticulture and a Christian lay minister. He will combine these roles to lead us in a Lenten journey of discovery in the world of gardening and spirituality.



Caring for the Carers

With Mary O’Connor and Ian Neylon

Exploring the emotional reality of caring for a relative at home, and finding ways to resource yourself for this task. This will be a time to refresh yourself, to meet, share and learn from other carers and an opportunity to support and resource each other.

€10 including lunch. Places limited, booking essential. All welcome

Mary has worked in spirituality, human development and facilitation for many years. Ian was a Marist brother for thirty years and qualified in Osteopathy, Naturopathy and counselling. Mary and Ian, returned to Boyle in 2009 to care for her mother who died in 2019.


Day for families who have experienced the loss of a baby before or after birth.

With Ms Ann Charlton, chaplain of the Rotunda Hospital and Dr Anne Francis

A gentle time to explore your experience (recent or past) in a safe and healing environment.  A spiritual approach to grief, loss and life. All welcome, from any faith background and none.

€20 per person or €25 per couple. €10 unwaged. Including lunch.  Over 18’s. Places limited, booking essential 071-966-4101.


Mary for our time

With Ian Neylon and Mary O’Connor

Letting Mary, mother of Jesus, emerge from scripture in a new light.

Learning from her, how to engage in the opportunity and challenge, that she holds out to us, in opening our lives to God and humanity today.  €5.  All Welcome.

Mary has worked in spirituality, human development and facilitation for many years in the UK. Ian was a Marist brother for thirty years and qualified in Osteopathy, Naturopathy and counselling.



Pentecost Retreat

with Sr Finola Cunnane. Details to follow.

Regular Happenings at Galilee

Morning And Evening Prayer

All are welcome to join us for:

  • Morning Prayer 9:15-9.40am, Tues-Thurs.
  • Evening Prayer 6pm Tues, Wed.

Mindfulness Centered Meditation

7.00-7.45 Mondays

Finding peace in a busy world.  Meditation is a way to live more mindfully and a way of finding greater happiness, becoming less anxious and more energized. It teaches us the skills to help us focus on one thing at a time.  It helps us to pray by bringing us to stillness where we can listen to our God. All are welcome and no previous experience is required.

“Reflection on the Sunday Readings

Welcome any Thursday or every Thursday.

All are welcome to join us for a cuppa and a scone at 7:30. At 8pm we gather around an open fire to study the scripture and search it for meaning in light of our day to day living.

  • Cuppa at 7:30pm
  • Discussion 8.00-9.00pm
  • Prayer 9:00-9:20
  • Welcome for all or part of the evening.

Taizé Prayer : Quiet Prayer with Music from Taizé

  • Friday
  • Last Friday of every Month
  • 9-10 pm
Jesus on the Cross

Day Retreats

Individuals or groups interested in a few hours or a full day of retreat should phone 071 966 4101 or email to make arrangements. Team members are available to lead retreats by arrangement.

This is an opportunity for people to receive guidance in scripture and prayer over a four day/four week period. You do not need experience or biblical expertise to do this.

People who make this retreat find it a non-threatening and positive, experience a renewal of spirit and greater confidence in reading and praying the scripture. It is available all through the year by arrangement at a date and time that suits you.

Some people have availed of this type of retreat to prepare for Christmas and Easter.

Overnight stay can be arranged.