Solitude Retreats

Unplugged in the wilderness

Meet yourself through deep

Nature connection

Ever felt the longing to be on your own for a while?

Give yourself the gift of time….time spent by yourself for yourself!



Need to find answers…

Make decisions and create a new vision for your future.

Dare to meet your wonderful self?

Unplugged Solitude Retreats

Shape your personal retreat

Solitude Options:


3, 5 or 7 Nights


Total Recluse with no contact to others at all




Solitude with limited one to one contact with facilitators

May include supportive and complimentary activities


Additional options;


Ascetic Solitude: fasting with natural spring water from well

Juicy Solitude: juices, smoothies, herb teas and spring water

Home-grown Solitude: healthy, vegetarian or vegan farm food


The Solitude


We invite you to stay for a minimum of 3 nights in a cosy 4m (14′) diameter Bell Tent equipped with futon bed, sheepskins, stove, carpeted floor and kettle.

There’s a fire pit and natural spring well in your camp site for your water supply.

Your hermitage is in a secluded, designated area in which you shall remain unless you make other arrangements with facilitators.

You will be completely unplugged and without electricity.

The wilderness will be your home.

NEW: Our Eco Cabin Hideaway is now available for retreats.

The Silence


When we immerse ourself in Silence we become aware of the depth of this ever flowing moment and this infinite space we share and are an intrinsic part of.

A sense of Peace, Freedom and Belonging can arise from within when we give ourselves the permission to just be still and listen and allow everything to simply be as it is, right here and right now.


We hold sacred space for you


The hermitage camp and Crann Og in general is a non-sectarian space.  We are all about reconnecting people with nature and self.

You can shape your personal Solitude Retreat, according to your needs, in regards to the kind of detox and the depth and length of the solitude you require.  Physical and digital detox, fasting or pure organic, whatever you need.

We are happy to support your inner journey by holding a safe space for you and offer care and guidance from our resources within and around Crann Og.

Your Options For Solitude

Total Recluse

Be completely unplugged with no contact to others at all (apart from daily ‘moving the stone’ as a safety signal to your facilitators).

You may bring your journal, art material, books, an acoustic instrument.

Solitude with Support

Completely unplugged, limited one to one contact with facilitators of your chosen supportive activities at your hermitage.

See activities detailed below.


Retreats of 3, 5 or 7 nights in the hermitage camp.

Facilitated Activities

These supportive and complimentary activities will be facilitated for you one on one at the hermitage.  Choose from:

Yoga, Meditation, Nature Therapy Guided Walks, Medicine Walks, Animal Imagery, Dance of Life, Nature Schooling, Nature Arts & Crafts, Campfire Storytelling & Stargazing, Massage, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy.

Nutritional Choices

Ascetic Solitude: fasting with natural spring water from well only.

Juicy Solitude: juices, smoothies, herb teas and spring water only.  We supply the freshly made juices and smoothies, and provide you with herbal teas and water collected from Crann Og.

Home-grown Solitude: healthy, vegetarian or vegan farm food, served at your hermitage.  Ask us, lets talk about your needs.



Once we have received your enquiry using our form below we will reply with a quotation for your self designed retreat.  We have flexible terms for payment from deposit to full payment.  We will send payment methods when you are ready to pay.

Once your reservation is complete we will send you a link to a questionnaire for information we need in order to ensure your comfort and safety while in solitude.  This information will be treated with the utmost respect and privacy.

Base rate for Solitude Retreats:  €50 /night

New: Our Eco Cabin is now available for retreats, please contact us for nightly rates for retreat.

Rates for retreat options and activities are upon application and vary depending on your selections and availability.


Our Solitude Retreats do not follow any particular schedule of availability as it depends on other goings on at Crann Og.  We like to offer this experience outside of our busy periods to ensure the quality of your solitude and our ability to support you.

In general these retreats are possible from Easter through to early June and again in September.  But this may vary, so please send an enquiry for your preferences and we’ll get back to you promptly.



Crann Og Eco Farm in County Galway in the West of Ireland.  Situated in the Burren Lowlands, Crann Og was created by Marion and Flor Burke specifically for retreating to nature as both an ecotourism and retreat venue.

Covering more than 14 acres (5.6 hectares) it is what many describe as a ‘hidden gem’.  The farm was a Gold Certified ecotourism venue by Ecotourism Ireland from 2017 to 2019.

Solitude retreats are conducted outside of the ecotourism season to ensure serene solitude.  The hermitage camp is located in a secluded, sacred area non accessible to others.  Close enough though to afford support if required.

Solitude Retreat Enquiries


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