Space, privacy and contemplation are key elements in planning a retreat, be it a yoga retreat or corporate one. At Ballilogue, the series of architecturally designed buildings with 11 bedrooms in the Kilkenny countryside meet the exacting criteria of International creative companies and Yoga gurus bringing their teams and students to a place conductive to relaxation, inspiration and connectivity.
It may be a retreat to map out future strategies; a yoga retreat in Ireland to instill a sense of inner calm or a corporate team retreat, spending time cocooned in a magical place.
Ballilogue has become the go to retreat destination for key corporate teams and yoga groups from places such as Dublin, London, New York, Washington DC and Martha's Vineyard!
The wonderful energy created by the interaction of people in the award-winning Ballilogue, with it's layers of Irish history and tradition, remain long after people have left the private hamlet tucked away in the Kilkenny countryside. The Old Dairy, glass Atrium, traditional Cottage, double height, light-filled lounges provide the setting to come together while the seperate three stunning living spaces in farmhouses and barns incorporating 11 bedrooms allow for rest and privacy.
Time apart and time together.
The added layers of private dining, executive transport and guided activities make for the perfect combination of exertion, work and play. A night at the Wexford Opera, The Cat Laughs Festival, a pint in O' Donnell's Pub in lovely Inistioge, a challenging guided walk up Brandon Hill and musicians at the traditional cottage all draw together the strands of comradeship, confidence and shared endeavour.
A retreat in Ireland need not be spent in a city or hotel!
Discovering a place like Ballilogue that can be creatively customised to what you and your team need 'to cultivate interior quiet' as U.S. yoga instructor, Molly Doyle commented after bringing her group to Ballilogue for a recent Yoga retreat.
Martin Raymond of the London based, Future Laboratory talks about 'a place where ideas happen, strategies are formed and decisions made'.
John Mahony, CEO of Dublin and London based ReputationInc talks of the experience of bringing his team to Ballilogue 'with luxurious interiors, amazing food, yet understated and discreet'. Read their comments here.
Deep in the Kilkenny countryside this is hidden Ireland's retreat, down a road less travelled, at the Ballilogue stone hamlet.