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Teachers, are you interested in giving your students a fresh perspective on faith?

An Tobar Nua has been working with Secondary Schools for over ten years through day retreats hosted at An Tobar Nua and in schools around the country.

Through the use of video, music, games, guided reflection, and personal stories, our team helps students explore themes such as Life to the FullFriendship with GodBullying, Social Media, Steps to Happiness, Resilience, Why Jesus, and Positive Mental Health.

Our aim is to interact with students on topics that are highly relevant and responsive to the challenges and pressures that youth are dealing with daily.

What do teachers and students say about our retreats?

“We have had a warm and positive relationship with An Tobar Nua for many years. The ethos of our school resonates with theirs and I highly recommend them for school retreats.”– Ciarán Doyle, Principal of St. Joseph’s College, “The Bish”, Galway

“I really enjoyed the day. The people were all so interesting and we discussed such deep and touching subjects. I felt really close to God during the day, especially when I received the blessing. I’d like to open myself up to God more from now on. Thank you for sharing your stories with us and being so honest.”–Student from Coláiste Na Corribe, Galway


What age groups do the retreats cover?
Currently our retreats are for secondary school students only.

Where do the retreats take place?
We can host retreats at An Tobar Nua (in Galway City) or at your secondary school.

How many students can we accommodate?
We can host a maximum of 30 students at our centre or we can facilitate larger groups at your school.

How much does a retreat cost?
There is no charge for the retreat itself. If the retreat is held in our Galway centre, we appreciate a donation of €10 per student as we provide lunch, coffee/tea, and cookies during session breaks.

Contact Us

Telephone: Mike Shortt- 091 562175