Mulvarra House

Welcoming and intimate. A magical new workshop and retreat centre.

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The Breathing Space @ Mulvarra

Our brand new studio space

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New yoga classes

Join us for a magical new yoga class by firelight in the Great Hall at Borris House

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New dates for 2022 will be announced soon!

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Mulvarra House

We are thrilled to be opening our doors again on July 1st!

events for 2022 are shaping up

It feels so good to see the magic of this place coming alive again. What a wonderful thing to behold: seeing our lovely home through other people’s eyes. It reminds us, even though we do not really need reminding, that we are blessed to live in such a gorgeous place and to be able to share it with others.
It has been satisfying to host retreats again, our own as well as others. We are planning ahead for 2022 and we are very excited about the events coming up. Please make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date or check this place regularly.

As we are all still learning how to live with COVID 19, we will constantly make sure that the measures we are adopting to help stop the further spread of the virus are in line with the most up-to-date guidelines. We have placed more information on our current policies and response to the situation here.
We would ask for your understanding and cooperation in helping us to ensure that we can continue to operate safely. Above all, we want for you to be able to feel that you can come to Mulvarra to experience the beauty and peace of St Mullins with complete ease of mind.

Like everybody else, we were hoping that the start of 2021 would be different. Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to shut our doors for the third time. Due to the massive uncertainty around the pandemic we simple do not know when we will be able to reopen. As soon as it is possible to resume events we will be back and meanwhile we will try to make best use of the time in maintenance and upkeep

Discover Mulvarra House - a new workshop and retreat centre on the River Barrow

Running workshops and retreats year round

Mulvarra House is a new workshop and retreat centre located in the village of St Mullins on the River Barrow. We run weekend workshops and retreats primarily in the areas of yoga/meditation, traditional arts and crafts, and food. Located right on the border of Carlow, Kilkenny, and Wexford, we are an hour and a half away from Dublin. Waterford and Kilkenny are practically on our doorstep.

Your hosts, Tim and Linda, have created a wonderfully peaceful and relaxed environment at Mulvarra. While at Mulvarra, you will get to experience a truly magical landscape which surrounds the ancient monastic site of St Mullins, the jewel of the River Barrow. Whether you come to Mulvarra to practice yoga, unleash your creativity, paint, meditate, or just stay and rest and relax, you will come away feeling replenished and revived.

Upcoming events
Some of our upcoming weekend events. You can see a complete listing here:
Bean Feasa - Wise Woman Weekend
We are so happy Katie O'Byrne is finally coming to Mulvarra House! Her first retreat could't go ahead due to Covid-19 so we're excited to welcome her in October for a very special weekend.
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Yes you can cook! green potato curry

October 7

Join Linda online for a cooking class. In the comfort of your own kitchen, prepare this delicious green curry with Linda talking you through all the steps. Oh, there will be a dessert too!
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reconnect to nature retreat

October 24 - October 26

Join us and Pure Adventures for this bank holiday weekend retreat. Restorative yoga overlooking the river and kayaking on the river, the best of both worlds.
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2021 Events

Alchemy of Yoga and Writing Day Retreat

6th November

Yoga supports us as we explore and make space for the body’s stories. Writing gives these stories form, shape, a narrative, it bears witness to our bodily experiences and deepens our relationship to self and the world around us.
Food & Yoga retreat

12 - 14 November

Winter is coming! But we will be nice and cosy at Mulvarra House. Join us for some relaxing yoga and delicious food, including some food demos.
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2022 Events

New Year Yoga and Relaxation Retreat

14th Jan - 16th Jan

This weekend will be a chance for retreaters to embrace or reignite their Yoga practice in a supportive and safe environment.
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More events coming soon

Guest Reviews

St Mullins: The backdrop to the retreats

  • A unique chance to experience the magic of St Mullins, known as the jewel of the Barrow
  • 7th century monastic site
  • 12th century Norman motte
  • Vibrant cafe and river community
  • Proximity to hikes in Blackstairs mountains and numerous river and forest nature walks

How to find us

The food experience on the retreat

At Mulvarra, we are very excited about food. Excited about where it comes from, how it is grown, how it is prepared, who you eat it with. As we are still in the early stages of developing Mulvarra and its Breathing Space, we are currently using fresh ingredients and organic food where we can but in the future we will grow our own food.We generally stick to vegetarian cooking in Mulvarra, although we are flexible and also cater to a variety of dietary restrictions. Vegetarian cooking is so versatile, you really don’t miss that piece of meat on your plate when it’s not there. Whatever your thoughts are on the topic, there is no denying that the meat production in most countries is not sustainable and certainly not animal friendly. When we do, very occasionally, prepare meat dishes we make sure it’s organically sourced

Food Highlights

  • Full board accommodation
  • All meals and drinks included
  • healthy energy snacks
  • Food is all vegetarian and organic produce