• Private Single/Double Room - Caretakers Cottage – €835.65
  • Private King Room - Caretaker Cottage – €915.65
  • Triple Room - Kilfane House – €607.85
  • Shared Twin Room - Kilfane House – €743.15
  • Double Room Shared Bathroom - Kilfane House – €889.65
  • Private Single / King Room - Kilfane House – €1,116.65
  • Double Room - Kilfane House – €957.75

Date & Time Details: Arrival 3pm Departure 11am

Location: Sanctuary

Address: Kilfane House, Kilfane Demense, THOMASTOWN, Kilkenny, R95 T6D0

Contact: Sanctuary

Two Night Retreat Schedule : Click here to read the sample schedule

Directions: Click here to read directions to Sanctuary

FAQs: Click here to read our FAQs

What to bring: Indoor and Outdoor clothing

Children : This retreat is for over 16 year olds only.

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Death and Grief Seeing the Comfort in it – 2 Night Retreat – All Inclusive

With Lorna Byrne

August 30 - September 1, 2024

“Nobody dies alone. There is no need to have a fear of dying. When that last moment comes, it is free of pain and you go willingly. You are not on your own.” The Year with Angels  Lorna Byrne

Death and grief is such a difficult emotion and idea to navigate through, however it effects us all. There are so many questions that come up on this topic. What happens when I die, where do I go, will I suffer. And then there is the effect of a loved one dying whether it through illness, suicide, old age or suddenly. That immense pain that no one understands until they’ve experienced it. So many un-answered questions.

Over this two night retreat join Lorna as she listens and helps you through these emotions so that when you do experience someone death and when your natural time comes you will know you are not alone.

  • Understanding grief and how it effects you physically, mentally, and spiritually.
  • Coming to terms with a dear ones passing or someone you may not have gotten to say goodbye too.

Over the course of the retreat you will receive teaching in person with Lorna Byrne* as well as time in a group setting to practice what you are being taught and to share and learn from others. In keeping with her style of guidance Lorna will tailor the activities, teachings and exercises to suit the exact needs of the group attending. There will also be time set aside for quiet reflection and completing Lorna’s homework. Depending on the weather you may also have the opportunity to practice outdoors in nature as Lorna herself was taught as a child.

*Minimum of 8 hours teaching time with Lorna.


Sanctuary is situated on the former Kilfane Demesne estate in Thomastown, Co’ Kilkenny, Ireland. It comprises of two main properties The Lodge and Kilfane House, a fully restored historic Georgian home (circa 1705 – 1798). Sanctuary also includes a smaller period property the Caretakers Cottage which is situated behind Kilfane House.

  • Accommodation: Sanctuary has a variety of single, double and shared accommodation across the two properties to suit every taste. From newly designed contemporary ensuite rooms in the Caretakers Cottage to the exquisitely restored Georgian bedrooms in Kilfane House with their high ceilings, magnificent views and light filled atmosphere.
  • Meals: 3 delicious farm-to-table local, mostly organic, sustainable, nutrient-dense, artisanal, and whole-food meals.
  • Sanctuary Gardens and Forest: The estate sits on a vast area of untouched, open space, including 11 acres of ancient forest to enjoy. Guests may freely explore during their stay and savour the walled Georgian organic gardens and vibrant ponds and streams that meander through the luscious forestry.
  • Gardening: Feel the energy in the soil. Guests can lend a hand in the gardens under the direction of a staff member.


Lorna Byrne
Spiritual visionary, international bestselling author, philanthropist and Founder of Sanctuary, Lorna Byrne has dedicated her life to remind humanity of the spiritual potential within us all. She is the author of seven best-selling books, including the million copy Angels in My Hair, A Message of Hope From the Angels, and Angels at my Fingertips and she has been published in more than 50 countries and 30 languages around the world. Her teachings are the result of a remarkable gift, a divine connection providing her with incredible, detailed knowledge of the spiritual side of life. Unlike other spiritual teachers she has shared a platform with,…
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