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Celebrate Nollaig na mBan at Cliff at Lyons This January With a Restorative Wellness Retreat

We know it isn’t even Christmas yet, but it’s important to schedule in some rest and relaxation after the busy festive period comes to an end.

With this in mind, Cliff at Lyons invites you to recharge your batteries this New Year over Nollaig na mBan weekend, with a specially curated wellness retreat designed and delivered by renowned yoga teacher Lou Horgan.

Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of picturesque Cliff at Lyons and prepare to unwind, relax and restore with two days of yoga, massage and relaxation led by Lou, as well as delicious, flavour-led seasonal and healthy menus designed by head chef Nathan Dimond.

Arrive to a welcome of warm lavender-scented towels on Saturday 5th of January and enjoy lunch of a Cliff at Lyons garden salad in Trellis, then take some time before check-in to walk along the canal, or explore the peaceful grounds of this handsome restored eighteenth century village.

At 3 p.m. meet Lou Horgan, your yoga teacher throughout the retreat, who will talk through the programme before the first yoga class begins at 4 p.m. in the high-ceilinged hall of Shackleton Mill, right beside the millrace with its soothing sounds of water falling.

Nollaig na mBan is a day designated for celebrating women, so it’s the perfect day to begin spending some time on yourself, with Lou as your expert guide through your first yoga flow sequence.

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After some post-class ‘me’ time, dinner in The Orangery features the freshest of produce from the Cliff at Lyons kitchen garden, before a good night’s sleep in your deluxe room.

On Sunday morning join Lou and the other guests for a morning yoga session, with the stress-reducing soundtrack of the water falling beyond the picture windows in Shackleton Mill.

After your hour and a half yoga session, replenish with a delicious breakfast, including a selection of fresh juices, fruit, yoghurt and Cliff honey as well as a freshly cooked option of your choice.

Nollaig na mBan at Cliff at Lyons also includes a 45-minute hot stone chakra massage at award-winning The Well in the Garden spa, the luxurious two-storey spa in the beautifully restored cut-stone carriage house on the grounds.

This unique treatment combines manual and hot volcanic basalt stone massage, designed to balance your energy and encourage deep relaxation – the perfect way to end your retreat at Cliff at Lyons.

The two-day Nollaig na mBan wellness retreat at Cliff at Lyons designed to celebrate the power of female energy is available on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January 2019 for €229. For more information or to book, call +353 (0)1 630 3500 or visit

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