Events 2019:

Climate Conversations Continued: A Climate Change Symposium.

Our third Climate Change Conversations symposium will take place on October 12th in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon 9.30am registration – 3.45pm. As in previous years we will have global, national and local perspectives and there will be time for conversations between participants and with panel.  Speakers:  Kate Ruddock, Friends of the Earth; Michael Ewing, The Environmental Pillar; Ben Malone, Biodiversity Data Centre Ireland; Dr Damian Jackson, Irish Council of Churches. The day will open with a recorded opening address from Hildegarde Naughton TD, Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

Enquiries 071-966-4101. Bookings open now on a first-come-first-served basis. €10 including a hot lunch.

Nourishment for People in Christian Ministry

Regular  pastoral  reflection mornings for people in Christian Ministry with Dr Anne Francis. 10.30 coffee, closing with lunch. €40 including lunch.  Booking essential

  • Tuesday 22nd October
  • Tuesday 26th November
  • Thursday 6th February
  • Thursday 26th March
  • Wednesday 13th May

We are delighted to announce a day on Flourishing in Christian Ministry with Bishop Ken and Mrs Helen Clarke: February 20th. Details to follow.


Seeking the Face of God

Our relationship with God is a journey of discovery as we continue to be surprised by the God of love who comes to us in different ways at different times in our lives.

You are invited to four very special Tuesday evenings in November to explore how we can discover God in personal faith, scripture, creation and community. Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 7.30-9.00pm closing with tea. All welcome – especially those who are seeking the face of God in their own lives. €5.

Nov 5th: Bishop Kevin Doran: The God of My Life. Bishop Kevin will speak from a personal perspective on faith and the God he has met through his own life.
Nov 12th: Rev Molly Deatherage: God of the Word. Rev Molly will share with us the God she discovers in the scriptures.
Nov 19th: Sr Patricia Lynott: God of all Creation. Sr Patricia will take Pope Francis’ Laudato Sí as a foundation to speak about our relationship with the God of the earth in these anxious times.
Nov 26th: Dr Justin Harkin: The God of Us. Dr Justin will reflect on God who is to be found in community, and particularly the community of the Church.

Winter in the Quiet Garden

Seasons of the heart: exploring winter in our lives.

A time for spiritual reflection in Galilee’s Quiet Garden with the Galilee team. Wrap up!

Sunday November 17th 2.00-4.30pm.



Advent Retreat

December 7th 10.30am-3.30pm

Cost €30 including a light lunch.

Details to follow.


Day of Reflection for Carers

December 10th, 10.30 – closing with lunch. €10.

An invitation to those who care for a relative at home to come and take time out for refreshment and personal care with a spiritual element.


Looking Ahead to 2020

A day on Flourishing in Christian Ministry

February 20th, with Bishop Ken and Mrs Helen Clarke. Details to follow.


Lent Retreat

February 29th, with Ms Carol Barry.  Details to follow.


Pentecost Retreat

May 23rd, 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, Mon-Fri
  • Evening Prayer 6pm Tues, Wed & Fri

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.