Location

Ard Nahoo is located one mile outside the pretty village of Dromahair, in Leitrim. We’re a 20 minute drive from Sligo, which has regular bus and train connections to Dublin (3 hours away). Our nearest airport is Knock, which has many international flights daily, including several UK options. The centre is in a quiet and peaceful location, far from any hint of traffic. There are numerous beautiful walks beginning on our doorstep, taking you up local mountains and to lake shores. The beauty of Ard Nahoo is that if you opt for full venue hire, your group will be the only residents here. This gives you a sense of privacy that guests love on a retreat.

Accommodation

During your retreat, you’ll be staying in one of three Eco Cabins. All of our cabins are designed according to the strictest green guidelines, and are quirky, unique and cosy. How you designate rooms is up to you, and depends on how many people you have in your group. Willow and Holly are our two larger Eco Cabins, and typically host the students attending the retreat. Each of these Eco Cabins have three bedrooms – a spacious triple upstairs, and two small twin rooms downstairs. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, deck and a toilet/shower room. Hawthorn is an open plan Eco Cabin which sleeps up 2 or 3. Usually, the teacher chooses to keep this cabin for themselves, to get some privacy on the retreat. However, this is entirely up to you. We have additional bathroom facilities in the main health farm building.

Facilities

We have a range of treatments and facilities available for you and your guests over the retreat. We are happy to offer you and your guests a complimentary soak in the hot tub, which can be taken by 4 people at a time. Appointments for this can be arranged prior to the retreat, for your convenience. Appointments for massages are usually available, though will need to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Logistics

Once you have decided to go ahead with your retreat, the schedule is completely up to you. We are happy to advise you on this, based on what works for us. You can then pass this on to us so we can arrange meal times etc. On the retreat itself, we are here to help and assist you however we can.

Terms & Conditions

To secure a group booking at Ard Nahoo, we require a deposit of €500. This can be paid by cheque or bank transfer (if money is transferred internationally, fees may apply). Money can be paid by credit card, but a 3% fee applies.

On arrival, we require a credit card number as a security deposit. On departure, the accommodation and centre must be left in the same condition as it was found. Otherwise, the credit card will be charged for any additional cleaning fees or any breakages.

Hirer is responsible for behaviour of their guests at all times.

Teachers and facilitators must send a copy of their professional insurance policy to accompany booking deposit. Ard Nahoo is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any property of guests.

Those travelling on retreat are advised to take out holiday insurance.

Payments & Deposit

€500 deposit due within 7 days of booking. 50% of Balance due 90 days before arrival at Ard Nahoo. Final balance due 40 days before arrival.

The Studio

Our yoga studio is custom designed, filled with light and faces our nature pond. It fits 18 yoga mats comfortably and seats up to 40, appropriate for a range of events from an individualised retreat for a small group to a corporate conference. Your venue hire includes all the equipment you could need, saving you the hassle of bringing your own. Specifically, we have…

  • Yoga mats
  • Bolsters
  • Blankets
  • Foam blocks
  • Cork blocks
  • Eye bags
  • Belts

Food

We believe that hearty, nutritious and delicious food is the cornerstone of any great retreat! At Ard Nahoo, our caterers can provide:

  • Brunch (big meal of selection of bread, porridge, muesli, fruit, yoghurt, honey/jams, a savoury tart (eg quiche, frittata), green salad and a sweet treat
  • Dinner (main, side and dessert)

This is what we do on our own retreats, which allows for a morning class on an empty stomach. We of course have fruit and muesli in the Eco Cabins for anyone who would rather not practice on an empty stomach.  All of our food is vegetarian, and organic and local where possible.

We can cater for medical conditions no problem, so long as we have prior notice.

Pricing

Check our current prices in our 2018 Venue Hire prospectus

Cancellation Policy

Venue Hire closes off other business at Ard Nahoo, as such, the Hirer is responsible to pay cancellation fees as follows:

  • Cancel 40 days prior to arrival 100 percent of full booking fee is due to Ard Nahoo
  • Cancel 50 days prior to arrival 80 percent of full booking fee is due to Ard Nahoo
  • Cancel 60 days prior to arrival 100 per cent of prepaid deposit/fess is due to Ard Nahoo
  • Cancel 90 days prior to arrival 50 per cent of prepaid deposit/fess is due to Ard Nahoo
  • Cancel 91+ days prior to arrival, booking deposit is refunded less €50 administration and handling fee

The cancellation policy applies to all reasons for cancellation, no matter how valid your reason. Ard Nahoo is not responsible for any forces of nature that may cause the hirer to cancel. Again holiday insurance is recommended. If for any reason Ard Nahoo has to cancel a booking, a full refund will be given.