Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House offers retreats for schools, private individuals and groups.

Glencomeragh House

Retreat Centre

  • Holy Family Mission is based in the idyllic and stunningly beautiful setting of Glencomeragh, Co. Waterford.
  • The retreat house facilities are available to groups and individuals who wish to use them.
  • Our guest house and architecturally renowned hermitages are also available to book for times of personal retreat.
  • For information on pricing please contact us directly at info@holyfamilymission.ie

You can also check out upcoming guided retreat options by clicking here.

Deluxe Cabins

  • This deluxe cabin is situated in the idyllic and stunningly beautiful grounds of Glencomeragh House, a Catholic Retreat Center. Our magnificent award winning cabins are adjacent to the Main House & Chapel but are independently accessed.
  • We welcome everybody to Glencomeragh but request that visitors have regard for our ethos.
  • Visitors are welcome to attend our daily church services should they wish to do so.
  • The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, freezer/fridge, oven, four electric rings, toaster, kettle, tea and coffee making facilities and a washing machine.
  • Our living space includes a dining table, coffee table and sofa bed.
  • Below the cabin we have stunning grounds, which boasts of a waterfall, a beautiful boardwalk, numerous ponds and relaxing short walks.
  • Take some time out for prayer and reflection in our recently restored chapel on the grounds of Glencomeragh and join us for Mass or Daily Prayer.
  • Contact us at info@holyfamilymission.ie

Primary School Retreats

  • Holy Family Mission provides engaging, age-appropriate retreats for all ages in primary schools. We can hold the retreat in your school or alternatively, you can come to us and avail of our beautiful facilities here in Glencomeragh House.
  • If your school requires a retreat for First Holy Communion or Confirmation, our experienced young people will provide a variety of activities including music, talks and games. The perfect preparation for the Sacraments!
  • For information on pricing please contact us directly at info@holyfamilymission.ie

“The Holy Family Mission Retreat has been a major success in our Parish Schools. The retreat touches many issues facing young people at all stages of their lives in an enlightening way, including self-image, self-worth and where God, Faith and making Confirmation fits into that. The team are great at connecting with the students, taking them on a journey through the day, where they experience or think about God in a way they have never done before.”

Elaine Campbell, Faith Coordinator, St Etchen’s School & Kinnegad Parish, Co. Westmeath

Download our School Retreat Brochure by clicking here.

Post-Primary School Retreats

“Set in a stunning location with beautiful grounds, Glencomeragh House immediately captured our students’ attention. The Holy Family Mission team were down-to-earth & friendly, offering a retreat with the perfect balance of fun and reflection. Each section of the day was carefully thought out and pitched appropriately to our visiting group. Our students loved the ice breaker games and the opportunities to engage with the intriguing life stories that were
presented. There was time for fun, questioning & personal thought throughout the day with on emphasis on life, God and faith. Each student thoroughly enjoyed the retreat and many said that it had been the highlight of their school year. Several students asked could we return again and I would happily facilitate this in future years.”
Claire Dineen, RE teacher in Nagle Rice, Doneraile, Co Cork

Holy Family Mission provides engaging retreats for students of all levels in post-primary schools either on-site or in your school. They are designed to present the joy of our Faith and including interactive workshops, dynamic presentations, prayer and music.

Our retreat days can include:

  • Engaging Talks and Personal Testimony
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Team Building Activities
  • Games and Sports
  • Prayer – Meditation – Reflection
  • Sacramental Preparation
  • Eucharist and Reconciliation
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music, Drama, Video
  • Hikes


  • Self image
  • Who am I?
  • Meaning and Purpose in Life
  • Personal Testimonies
  • Peer pressure, Bullying, Loving Others
  • God’s Love
  • Questions of faith:
    Who is God?
    Who is Jesus?
    Why be Catholic?
  • Sacramental Preparation
  • Prayer and Meditation


We also offer the option of a retreat day in partnership with Freedom Surf School in Tramore, Co. Waterford. This option includes the opportunity to go surfing  and to learn about having a healthy body and soul.

For information on pricing please contact us directly at info@holyfamilymission.ie

Download our School Retreat Brochure by clicking here.


Facilities available to retreatants and groups include:

  • Award winning self-catering hermitages
  • Stunning grounds
  • Conference room
  • Multi-function hall
  • Small meeting rooms
  • Tea and Coffee facilities