Testimonials for Deepening the Senses Retreats

“I cannot recommend this wonderful retreat enough. Deepening the Senses and the pleasure of meeting Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin was life changing.”

“It was a beautiful nourishing weekend. We drank from a deep well. Thank you.”

“It was the best!”

“Thank you Eileen for facilitating a truly magical experiential weekend – Deepening the Senses, with some very beautiful and inspirational people”

“Thank you Eileen for a truly wonderful, creative soft weekend – Deepening the Senses..You are unlimited”

“Just returned from a beautiful and magical weekend retreat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. It awakened my senses and allowed my soul whispers to be heard. Thanks to everyone who shared the journey”

“Thanks so much Eileen. Highly recommend. Such a powerful weekend”

“Day two of the retreat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin absolutely magical”

“Thank you for the most memorable weekend”

“Loved every minute of it thank you so much Eileen”

“On a train back to Limerick and on to Dublin after a totally satisfying weekend retreat with a darling called Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. She embodies the celtic oral/aural tradition in the deepest most accepting way. The group that were called together were some of the most open hearted i have ever been blessed to meet. We changed our inner lives in the gentlest and profoundest ways. It will take some reflection to examine those ways. Thank you all”

“Thanks so much. I really enjoyed the weekend”.

“it was a perfect weekend”

“Thank you Eileen. It was a life changing experience”

“Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. A total new experience for me that did awaken and deepen my senses and it was a learning curve for me in so many ways and meeting awesome like-minded people – Loved every minute”

“Give yourself a New Years treat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin . Go just go…You won’t regret it, trust me”


“money can’t provide the space created for us to deepen. It’s the beautiful connection offered by the facilitator. Much appreciated Eileen. ”

“I felt i could be myself, very at home surrounded by beautiful people and landscape. Thank you Eileen for sharing and giving me so much”

“I had a wonderful weekend and I’m very grateful and feel privileged to have experienced it”

“Eileen has an excellent style – gentle yet in control,understanding, great sense of humour/fun, rich in knowledge, everything is from the heart”

“so glad i came…lets do more!!

“Such a fulfilling experience. I felt warmed and comforted and reassured. Beautiful setting, people, food and accommodation. Thank you so much Eileen. You are unique and gifted”

I wish i could do it every time my battery is running low. – Thank you so much Eileen”

“wonderful experience! thanks so much”

“i reconnected with my soul…thank you”

“the rewards i’m leaving with are invigorating and life altering – thank you”

“it was amazing”

“thank you Eileen. Such a special retreat. I loved it, and all the company, just gorgeous!”

“thank you for an incredible weekend – replenishing and inspiring with wonderful company. i loved every minute”

Thank you for a wonderful weekend Eileen! it was magical and will stay with me”

“I really enjoyed this experience, the unfolding, the learning was so deep but not frighteningly intense which allowed for some tremendous work – astonishing”


“Eileen was a wonderful magical facilitator. It was so well thought through, very gentle, imaginative, knowledgeable, safe, nurturing. It takes excellent facilitation to allow so many different people to open up in such a short space of time.”

“It was an absolutely wonderful weekend. I am so glad i came”.

“The pace was just right. The facilitation was fantastic, plenty of time was spent with each individual. It was wonderful. Wonderfully awakening”.

“It was amazing, just amazing. Lovely to have the free time to absorb. A magical weekend”

“Eileen was calm and serene throughout, put me at ease and helped me share. I felt minded, heard and blessed to be here. I will recommend it to friends and will probably be back in gratitude. Many thanks”.

“I loved it all. A memorable couple of days. Thank you”.

“It was a privilege to watch you work. I felt i gained so much from your gentle, intuitive but sure way you work with people. You really embody the feminine, and trust in that. It was wonderful. Thank you”.

“Wonderful weekend. I could not have asked for better. Eileen is gorgeous and just radiates empathy. Make it longer…”

“Eileen has a unique style, true to herself, gentle yet challenging and supportive. She practices what she preaches and looks like she is enjoying the course also . Thank you again. This weekend was food for the soul, refreshing which evokes a real sense and purpose , a divine guidance”

“It was everything i needed it to be. Looking forward to the next one. Eileen stay as you are, – steady and sure, a sparkle which builds contentment. Thank you”.

“Thank you Eileen. This weekend will resonate with me for a long time and will have an encouraging ripple effect on my life and the lives of people i meet and my family”.


“The weekend was beautiful. I appreciated the gentle openness, the space was safe and peaceful”

“it was a beautiful weekend”

“a really special group of like minded people in a special place. I don’t want to leave the love i have found here. Thank you for leading me here”

“It has changed my life and given me the courage to start a new journey”

“wonderful, joyful, peaceful. it was perfect”

“I found a real connection back to myself. A release from grief and pain.. joy”

“This has been the best experience for as long as i can remember. Thank you and all the women from the bottom of my heart”

“Grateful to be part of the experience and the love”

“I love your gentleness Eileen, your humanity, your wisdom. I loved your readings, poetry, music. Don’t change anything Eileen. I will be back next year. I would love possibly the dates soon so i can put it in my diary”

“Eileen your style is excellent, such passion, knowledge, richness, care and safety. A lady. So glad i came again”

“Eileen was gentle, measured and very calming. Excellent space held for connection to our feminine”

2018 – Nollaig na mBan and Awakening Bealtaine Day Retreats Testimonials

“I think your style is lovely Eileen! I wouldn’t change a thing! You have a special gift of putting people at ease. Really glad i came – going away feeling refreshed, energised – positive! Thank you so much. It was lovely meeting you”

“Eileen is a gorgeous facilitator. Held the day with beauty and ease”.

” I loved every minute – Met some lovely lovely people. I am so grateful for that – Thank you”.

“The facilitator was very open and attentive, intuitive and experienced, gentle yet strong, light but wise – very impressive! – memorable Day ”

“It was perfect. I’ll be back. I run seminars myself and Eileen you are wonderful at what you do. Facilitated and held the space. beautiful . Thank you so much”

“The venue was fantastic, the food delicious. A beautiful facilitator. You make it look easy and its not! Your ability to hold the space and make connections back to ourselves is exceptional. No changes to recommend. This was a wonderful gift to myself, to spend the day with such beautiful women. It gives me faith in humanity to witness wise women and what they bring to the world. thank you for today”

“Eileen is so open, excellent at what she does balancing energy and holding space. thank you for today”.

“I enjoyed this day so much (Awakening Bealtaine) – I will be recommending. Personally it has given me space and awareness. Professionally i have learnt so much from watching Eileen teach. Her facilitation was the perfect balance of sincerity, love, compassion, fun. Was excellent at setting the tone, a very natural flow. It was super!”

“It was magical and peaceful. Eileen has a lovely energy and i found it very easy to engage. It was wonderful. Thank you so much ”

“I enjoyed every aspect of the day. Eileen’s approach was gentle yet strong, informed, grounded and so aware. Thank you so much!”

“It was a very valuable day which will enrich my soul for the next phase of my journey – thank you Eileen.”


It was fantastic. Eileen held the group and individual process extremely well. Eileen gently allowed everyone to go at their own pace. She has allowed me not to be afraid of my feminine self in a very gentle way. Thank you.

Eileen’s style is lovely, full of empathy, compassion, and wisdom/knowledge in right measures. I am and will be forever grateful for the experience and pure kindness i experienced on this weekend from the greeting on the first evening to the ritual at the end. Many many thanks. le grá.

The pace was perfect for me. The balance between the work and the time for self was perfect. Eileen made me welcome in every moment, her arms were always open and i felt embraced by her at all times. It was a wonderful weekend . The simplicity yet the depth was could reach within such simplicity allows me to feel i can carry this home.

Eileen is beautiful, gentle and very supportive. It was a powerful and evolving. I feel like i was growing and blooming as i should in the space and i felt one hundred percent safe at all times. Namaste.

It was beautiful. The weekend was facilitated with kindness, great sensitivity and grace. Absolutely beautiful choices of music. It was a transformational weekend. I am moved profoundly by it. It is very very special. Thank you Eileen.

I love Eileen’s style – she guides the work very gently and gets so much without pushing or intruding – you feel very very safe with her. I am so glad i came back a second time!

This was brilliant. The facilitating skills are excellent. Held the space beautifully. Felt very safe. The weekend was really enjoyable and a great learning experience. It was a very empowering experience for me personally and I think for all the participants.

I thoroughly enjoyed every second. I sense my soul is smiling. Wow, working on myself this weekend has encouraged me to live my life true to me. thank you.

It was a wonderful weekend. A sanctuary. I would not change a thing. You embraced me in every form of the word. Your presence was calming and influential. I felt so minded. I will return and i am open to what it will bring to me in the future. I may not be in such a broken place but i know i will always need to nourish and ground my soul. Thank you.

Eileen is insightful, remarkable aptitude for dealing with the abstract. It was fantastic. Highly recommend.

Eileen has a beautiful, gentle yet strong holding that moved with each person, what a privilege to be in such a beautiful space. This is a unique weekend and gathering. Thank you. It is so wonderful to have experienced it and also to know it is available again. To be able to step into this space. Thank you.


It was fantastic. The facilitator was brilliant. She created a safe environment, loving and lnsightful. My eyes are open, my heart is open, I’m ready to cross the threshold.

It was excellent. No changes to recommend. I love this day. It always sets me up for the year ahead. Thanks again Eileen for an emotional day.

The venue is superb, lovely and safe. Very good facilitation. I cannot think of any changes. The day was marvelous, very enjoyable. Lovely event and thank you so much.

This is absolutely beautiful. Eileen’s presence and support is a gift to experience. I’ll recommend and I will return!

It is excellent. Very nurturing, very enjoyable and helpful.

It is perfect. Eileen brought depth, knowledge and warmth. Very enjoyable day. Lots to take home. Thank you all.

It was a beautiful venue. Eileen’s style is perfect, beautiful pace, gentle words and openness. Thank you for this experience. I am very grateful x

It was excellent. Eileen has a strength and gentleness in her work. I enjoyed her humour and lightness today.

10 out of 10. Thank you so much

It was gentle and comfortable, a perfect approach for me as i was new to some of the aspects. I look forward to coming back.

It was perfect. Eileen has such knowledge and presence. You have a great ability to hold space. Thank you Eileen.

The venue was wonderful and beautiful. Eileen is Gorgeous. Very embodied and Jungian, which I love! And so heartful and respectful of the preciousness of this work. I received exactly what my soul was seeking. Thank you.

Thank you for this soul enriching day. I loved the warmth. The food, the atmosphere…everything was as it was…perfect. I am glad i came

It was superb. I loved the facilitation, style, the safeness and love. More retreats please! I loved the day. Thank you. Make it longer!!

The facilitator was very kind, gentle, guided and encouraged all participants to maximise learning experiences. It was a very interesting day. I would recommend it as it is grounded in expert knowledge and skills by the facilitator and peer co – learning.

It was excellent. I could not fault anything. I would make no changes. Thank you for the day

I really enjoyed the whole day. It was fantastic. The venue and meals were amazing. Eileen’s gentle way of guiding and supporting is so lovely. She has a way of making people feel at ease. A lovely lady. I really enjoyed it. I will be back.

It was excellent. A nice journey inward. The facilitator was fantastic. Easy, non-judgmental,  emphatic, deep, knowledgeable, caring and understanding and a lovely humor to lighten any heaviness. I will be back! Thank you so very very much

It was fabulous! venue and meals superb. The facilitator warm, welcoming and fun. Perfect! I really enjoyed the day and so sorry it is nearly over! I will be back!

“It was excellent. Wonderful. A great day. I enjoyed it so much.

“It was excellent. A beautiful warm comfortable space and delicious lunch. Eileen you have a wonderful Charisma. You hold space for everyone. Your energy is vibrant, warm and kind. I felt very emotional at times and had a very deep release from my head through my body. I felt supported and connect to a very special group of wonderful women. Thank you so much.

Deepening the Senses – 2022 Day Retreat 

“I loved the whole day. The style of the facilitator was excellent. Eileen was deeply attuned with the group as a whole and very attentive to individual needs. I loved what appeared, the free style of the day!! Thanks a million Eileen. I will be back!

“I loved your style. It was a fun day and your relaxation helped me. Just the soul work i needed!

“Eileen, you have a beautiful spirit and your presence is grounding. You facilitate each person’s experience with respect and ease. I felt very safe with you. I’m impressed with how you followed the thread in people’s sharings to help them find meaning. Thank you for the nurturance.  I really enjoyed the retreat”.

“The style of the facilitator was gentle, softly delivered with confidence and grace. Excellent active listening. This was an excellent retreat. I would recommend and do again”

“The facilitator was excellent. I loved the use of music, art and story. The day was excellent. I loved it. I go away feeling enriched and excited to integrate all that has emerged for me – despite how frightening some of it was for me”

“No changes. You’re fantastic! Warm, attentive, confident, able to handle any response. Natural and well prepared. It was a beautiful meaningful day”

“I highly recommend this lovely retreat with such a beautiful soul, Eileen is amazing! I did this the last time and i can honestly say i felt like a different person going home” (facebook comment)

“Eileen, you are truly gifted in what you are doing. I had no expectations before joining your last retreat and was blown away by my entire experience – the healing, the support, the care – will hold the whole experience in my heart forever. Thank you so very much. Looking forward to the next one”.

“I loved the welcome. I felt held, with room for fun and laughter too. Thank you Eileen . I feel i have again gained insight into myself and had the space to explore and process as i needed”

“A lovely easy style of facilitating. Held a safe space in which participation was easy”

“Eileen is an excellent facilitator. She embodies the learning that she imparts. She is a gentle and wise soul and perfect for this role – Thank you Eileen”

“the facilitator is fantastic. I felt safe, secure and trust. A very gentle non-judgemental style and contained the group well. A warm nature. I really enjoyed the day. It was fulfilling.”

“Eileen’s style was calm, energetic, authentic and I don’t think any changes are necessary. It was lovely. I am leaving feeling connected and really good”

“I really like your way Eileen. Very grounded. Very Present. It feels safe. Also brings out aspects of myself that are hidden”

“The facilitator was excellent, warm and engaging. It was exactly what i needed”


Photography: Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin (A Connemara evening 2016)