Scala Retreat – Creating a quiet and reflective retreat experience

Redemptorist Youth Ministry is one of the largest providers of School Retreat programmes on the island of Ireland with teams in Belfast, Cork and Galway. Annually, close to ten thousand young people experience a retreat with one of our teams. Our teams in Cork and Galway are very busy during the academic year. 

Scala Retreat and Conference centre is located in the Blackrock area of Cork along the river Lee. Situated opposite Blackrock Castle and Observatory, Scala is an oasis of peace and quiet in a big and busy city. 

Class group retreats

Scala offer retreats for Confirmation class groups in primary school and retreats from 1st to 6th year in secondary school. The facilities and the grounds at Scala help create a quiet and reflective experience for our retreats. 

Our retreat programmes are tailored towards each particular year group exploring the human and spiritual needs of young people through, prayer, creativity, debate and meditation. The Scala retreat is a one day retreat beginning at 9:30am and concludes at 2:45pm. 

In addition to our retreat programmes Scala can also offer one day programmes in the following areas: group wellness day, mentor training, Leadership training & student council training. 

For further information on our programmes or to book a retreat please contact us on 021-4358000 or email info.scala@cssr.ie 

Get the Esker Experience

Esker Retreat Centre is located in west of Ireland, outside Galway city in the town of Athenry. Esker is a rural retreat centre which provides retreats for Confirmation class groups in primary school and retreats from 1st to 6th year in secondary school.

The Esker Experience can be over-night or for one day. The day retreat begins at 9.30am, and concludes at 3.30pm. The over-night gives the young people more time to engage with issues, and to bond with each other as a group. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on the over- night experience. 

The Esker Youth Village can cater for large groups over-night,- with two dormitories, 35 beds in each, and use of the retreat house nearby. 

Our programmes make use of the beautiful nature in the surrounds of Esker. 

For more information or to book 

a retreat please contact us on
091-844007 or
email info@redemptoristsesker.ie