An experience for groups interested in exploring aspects of Celtic Spirituality.
The Centre for Celtic Spirituality is based at The Navan Centre, 2.5 miles from Armagh City, on the Enniskillen Road (the road which leads past Armagh City Hotel). It is a beautiful place, with ample parking space for coaches and for cars. There are lovely grounds for walking, and a cafe/restaurant. To see all that is offered google www.Armagh.co.uk/navan.
A suggested programme for groups
10:30am Arrive at The Centre for welcome, morning coffee and an A.V. presentation of the life of St. Patrick.
A session on aspects of Celtic Spirituality e.g. Our relationship with the rest of creation, Hospitality and the open heart, Simplicity of living, Pilgrimage and sacred journey.
A seminar on Celtic Prayer – If the weather is good this will include walking outdoors to experience two forms of Celtic prayer – ‘Caim Prayer’ (the prayer of encircling) and ‘Prayer to the four directions’.
A Living History Experience – an exploration of the Ireland that St Patrick and the early Christian missionaries would have encountered.
1.00p.m. Lunch at The Navan Centre – there are beautiful grounds for walking and also a gift-shop.
COSTS (NOT including morning coffee/tea and lunch)
For groups of groups of 10 – 15 – £6 per person.
For groups of 15-20 £4 per person.
For groups of 20 – 30 £3 per person
For groups of over 30 £2 per person.
Booking the restaurant for your group – Morning coffee/tea with scones or with biscuits can be booked at a very reasonable cost per person. Lunch options are either soup and sandwiches or a buffett lunch (menu choices supplied). All food requests can be booked directly with the restaurant by telephoning The Navan Centre on 0283752 9644.
The day can conclude with lunch or can continue after lunch with the following options.
- A Visit to Armagh’s two iconic Cathedrals.
St Patrick’s Catholic cathedral – telephone 028 37522638.
St Patrick’s Church of Ireland (Anglican) cathedral – telephone 028 3752 3142
- A visit to Armagh Museum – telephone 028 3752 3070
- A visit to Armagh Planetarium – telephone 028 3752 3689
These need to be booked separately but could be linked to a morning experience at The Navan Centre, just 2.5 miles from Armagh City.
Directions to Armagh
From Belfast, take the M1 motorway south; take the slip road (M12) to Armagh; follow the road-signs around Portadown to Armagh. Approaching Armagh, go straightover at the first roundabout, then first left at the second roundabout. At the first and second and third traffic lights, keep in the right lane. Go straight through the fourth set of traffic lights – following the sign for Enniskillen. Navan is just 3 miles from Armagh on the right hand side and is clearly sign-posted. There is plenty of parking space, both for cars and buses.
From Dublin, come to Armagh via Newry. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the steep hill into Armagh, turn left, following the signs for Enniskillen. At the next traffic lights go straight ahead. Follow the road for about 3 miles and Navan is clearly signposted on the right hand side of the road.
TO BOOK – by EMail – firstname.lastname@example.org
– by phone 028 3887 0667