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Join this wonderful retreat, specially designed for you to enjoy revitalizing yoga practices along with cookery workshops with Carmen McEvitt. She will delight you with a sample of Indian, Chinese, and Latin American cuisine. Become one with nature and enjoy a relaxing time for yourself that will allow you to expand your inner awareness and your culinary knowledge.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a shared or a private room. Mandala House has private single rooms, twin rooms, and triple rooms. You can either book a room privately for yourself, share a private room with a friend or two, or share a room with others on the same retreat. Single rooms available for all retreats and the rooms can also be shared with other attendees.
This walk will be a 90-minute walk to the local Florencecourt Estate. This estate is beautifully maintained by the national trust charity. There will be an option to go on the house tour for an additional cost.
You will visit Inis Rath Island to see the local temple where you will enjoy music chant at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. There is also a nice walk around island. The Sunday feast will be at 2:15 p.m. and you may stay for lunch. The return ferry will be at 3:15 p.m.
Carmen learned to cook her first recipes from her mother in Panama when she was only seven years old. Later, at 18, she learned how to cook delicacies and tasty dishes from India with the head monk at the Krishna temple, Hari Chakra Das. Carmen cooks for all the retreats at Mandala House. Carmen has a relaxed, laid-back, and cheerful way of sharing her cookery tips.
This retreat will be held at Mandala House near the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Ireland. Mandala House is located 400 meters across the water from Inish Rath Island. The Lakeland area is a peaceful sanctuary where you can enrich your body, mind, and soul. Peacock strut openly around the island, while in the local area heron, swan, and deer wander freely in the peaceful lakeside atmosphere.
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During this retreat, you will be served three daily healthy meals along with four cooking classes with Carmen where you will be given a sample of Indian, Chinese, and Latin American cuisine. All food is vegetarian and extremely tasty. Meals are prepared fresh on the day. Vegans can note that most meals are vegan-friendly. The food is a combination of Indian vegetarian such as samosas, curries, basmati rice, and also Western vegetarian dishes such as pizza, salads, pasta, and soups.
Please book your flight to arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB).
Enniskillen and Cavan are 25 kilometers away, but you can get closer to the retreat center with the national coach services of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
From the airport you will have to take the bus with (Donegal) as its end destination.
From Dublin, you may take the Donegal line from the main (and only) coach station in Dublin city center (Busárus). You may ask for a ticket to Belturbet. The journey takes about two hours and 20 minutes. And from Belturbet, you will need a taxi to go to Inish Rath Island.
Large towns close to Inish Rath Island are Enniskillen and Cavan town. A taxi from Cavan will cost around 35 EUR and a taxi from Enniskillen will cost approximately 30 GBP.
Benny Corby, with his family and friends, are the cheerful local taxi service. If you arrive on the Bus Eireann coach at Belturbet, the car journey to Lake Isle Retreats, Mandala House near Inish Rath Island costs about 15 EUR. Lake Isle Retreats suggests that it's better for you to phone that morning to make a provisional booking.
Almost two hours after leaving Dublin, the coach stops in Cavan town for a five to 10 minutes break. From the moment this bus departs again you should phone Benny and tell him where you are. He will then know you will be arriving in Belturbet 15 minutes later.
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