A safe and peaceful place for a retreat

in the privacy of 1,000 acre estate



Temple House is well suited to host retreats and gatherings of all shapes and sizes. The idyllic setting with fresh air, clean energy and tranquility lends itself beautifully to those that wish to organise a retreat.
We are quite open to what sort of approach you take. We have a talented chef who is pleased to cater for dietary requirements and specific needs. The catering is therefore taken care of by us. You will sit together at one enormous mahogany table which is rather special.

Obviously exclusive take over of the big house for B&B is essential. We have 10 rooms in the big house with 16 separate beds. Suits a 16 seater bus perfectly...
There is also an optional cottage that sleeps 8. 2 twin, 2 double, 2 bathroom. The leaders sometimes like to take this as 'their space'.
We find that most groups tend to be out for lunch exploring this fascinating region.

In addition to the bedrooms, there are 2 sitting room which we call the Morning Room, Library and more warm bright rooms for any indoor activity that you may wish to lay on.
You will have your own expertise of course but here are few ideas.

Some activities might include
  • Yoga is popular and there is a gorgeous bright airy room perfect for these sessions.
  • visiting ancient archaeological sites
    • Carrowkeel
    • Carrowmore
    • The Glen
    • Knocknarea (Maeve's Cairn)
    • Creevykeel
  • W B Yeats
  • Photography
  • Art and painting classes
  • Woolcraft
  • Eagles Flying - the Irish Raptor Centre
  • Stand up Paddling, Kayaking or Canoeing on our lake with Wild Wet Adventures
  • Surfing - we have actually had guests do a yoga and surf retreat. They made their own wooden boards here from scratch too.
  • Cookery classes
  • Stone wall building using traditional materials
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Hill walking, you might call it hiking
Traditional Irish Music - either in a Sligo pub or we can arrange a session here
You must also allow some time to enjoy nothing more than the beautiful and peaceful grounds of the estate

We would be delighted to hear from you.

Check availability for your exclusive whole house takeover.

Right edge green: Available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are open-minded about what sort of retreat is held here. Our strength is hospitality so a leader can bring their expertise and enthusiasm to your own retreat.
Temple House in Co Sligo hosts yoga retreats, spiritual retreats, artists’ retreats, writers’ retreats and many other ideas. There is lots of space and light to enjoy.