Men’s Rites of Passage Retreat 2023

We are very excited to share with you our Third Inwardbound Men’s Rites of Passage 4-day Retreat in Ireland.

The facilitator’s Rob Coffey and Darragh Stewart have been holding Men’s Circles and Retreats in Ireland for 6 years. We are honoured to have Inigoos Mckay back again to lead us into a traditional Sweat Lodge ceremony.

Men’s rites of passage are rituals, ceremonies, or experiences that mark significant transitions in a man’s life, often signifying his transition from one stage of life to another. These rites of passage are typically designed to facilitate personal growth, self-awareness, and self-discovery, and may involve physical, emotional, and psychological challenges. Men’s rites of passage have been practiced in various cultures and traditions throughout history, and they continue to be relevant in modern times as a way for men to navigate life’s challenges, find meaning and purpose, and develop a sense of identity and masculinity.

Join our dynamic and evolving Men’s community for a transformative journey into masculinity. Our space is open and non-judgmental, welcoming like-minded men to connect on a deep level.

Within our container, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your truth, gain clarity on your purpose, express and release trapped emotions, confront your shadow, and connect with your authentic self. Together, we’ll shed old stories and narratives, embrace vulnerability, and delve beneath the surface to understand what it truly means to be a man in this new decade.

This retreat is an immersive experience, packed with a variety of healing modalities and embodiment practices that we’ve personally curated. It’s a jam-packed four days, but with plenty of downtime for reflection, relaxation, and connection. We’ll engage in deep inner work while also having fun and building meaningful connections with fellow men on the same journey.

”Everyone carries a shadow,

and the less it is embodied in the individuals life,

the blacker and denser it is” – Carl Jung

Times are changing and it is now up to us to foster a positive sense of masculinity in the world. To heal the wounds of our fathers and their forefathers. Coming back into a state of balance with our brothers, sisters and the natural world. Do you want to be apart of the change? Do you have the courage to step up to the challenge? Look deep inside yourself and you will find it! So come join us!

The Journey

We will journey together over the weekend to connect to our authentic selves and hold space for each other to step into our true power. We can become the leaders of our own lives learning to take responsibility for our choices and life course.

The weekend will give you new toolspractices, and insights into how to continue your personal and spiritual development and how to integrate new experiences into your daily life. In life sometimes we start to feel a call to something more, where we embrace the unknown and follow our own hero’s journey.  Moving out of our comfort zone to the edge and this is where the growth is. Will you answer the call to set out on the quest to dive deep into yourself to find what you are searching for?

”The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek” – Joseph Campbell 

The 4 day retreat starts at 19.30 on Friday  22 September and consists of three stages.

1) The Call: On the first evening of landing and preparation, we set an individual and collective intention. What is it you intend to let go of, what do you intend to heal, how do you want to grow?

2 ) The initiation:  Sweat lodge, Shamanic drumming, Meditation, Emotional release techniques, Cacao circle, breathwork ceremony, ecstatic dance, and fire ceremony.

3) The Return:  Sunday and Monday are days of grounding, deep sharing, and integration using different modalities from embodied practices to nature connection. We finish the Monday afternoon at 12 in time to get home at a reasonable hour. We will be doing an optional hike to Queen Maebh’s tomb after for those who want to join, We would really value your participation in this retreat, and if offers you the opportunity for a weekend of connection, healing, and self-growth.

Book now to join this beautiful tribe of brothers

”As you open yourself to living at your edge, your deepest purpose will slowly begin to make itself known. In the meantime, you will experience layer after layer of purposes, each one getting closer and closer to the fullness of your deepest purpose. It is as if your deepest purpose is at the center of your being, and it is surrounded by layers of concentric circles, each circle being a lesser purpose. Your life consists of penetrating each circle, from the outside toward the center.” – David Deida


”Amazing, beautiful, life-changing. There are not enough superlatives to justify the value of this weekend. Truly blessed to experience it with 19 of the greatest humans I have ever met, whom I can now call friends. ❤️🙏🏼  ”

– Ben Reynolds

”Such a restorative and fun weekend with the Inward Bound team in beautiful Sligo. Activities flowed very well with lots of time in between for relaxing and hanging out with sound people. Made some great friends and enjoyed every minute of ecstatic dancing, yoga, various forms of ceremony, and nourishing food all weekend. Went home feeling expansive and connected! Thank you to all the team for your authenticity and professionalism in everything that you do :)”

– Ross Maguire

”I did the autumn equinox retreat in Sligo. Brilliant food, facilitation, and activities. There was a brilliant dynamic to the group and is something I’d love to do again. Thanks, guys!” – Gareth Foxton

”My experience at Inwardbound connection retreat in Sligo was amazing.

Highly experienced facilitators holding beautiful space for dropping into our authentic selves without fear and creating the best atmosphere and feeling well, safe and confident as we are. Highly recommend their work if you’re looking to deepen your relationship with yourself and others or just get more out of your life and celebrate in joy.” – Emmet Griffin

*Please note: This is not a psychedelic retreat! These Men’s retreats are strictly substance-free. No illegal activity takes place on these retreats and no Irish laws are broken.

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Do I need experience to attend this retreat?

No, this retreat is open to all levels and ages. We have total beginners to seasoned retreat goers on these retreats. The wide variety always makes beautiful alchemy within the group. We are here to learn from each other and connect across ages and backgrounds.

Do I need an intention for the weekend?

If you are already interested in coming on a weekend like this that is enough. Feeling the call or knowing that something like this could benefit your personal or spiritual development is all you need. If you have something you are trying to work on or through these retreats can be a wonderful space to explore yourself.

How intense is the sweat lodge ceremony?

The sweat is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. It is as hard as you want it to be. There are no strict rules. Everyone is encouraged to do all rounds. There is a break between rounds with water.

Can I attend alone?

Yes, it’s perfectly fine to come alone or with friends. You will no doubt leave with a new tribe of lifelong friends and connections.

Will there be psychedelics on this retreat?

No, this is a substance-free event weekend

Do I have to do all the practices or activities?

No, nothing is prescribed. If you feel like you would like to skip something that is no problem. We encourage everyone to participate but you know your body and mind better than us.

Do I need to be fit for this retreat?

We go on a moderate hike which requires you to be able to navigate some loose ground.

What is the accommodation?

We have 2x 6-person dorm rooms or private pods (based on first come first served on the day).

Cancellation policy

To book a place on our retreat, a non-refundable deposit of 250 euros is required.

If you cannot make the retreat we will transfer you to another date with an admin fee of 100e. At least 4 weeks’ notice must be given before the start date otherwise full amount is retained.

Full payment is required one month before the retreat.

*Please note: This is not a psychedelic retreat! These connection retreats are strictly substance-free. No illegal activity takes place on these retreats and no Irish laws are broken.

Cancellation policy

  • To book a place on our retreat, a non-refundable deposit of 250 euros is required.
  • If you cancel one month before the retreat a refund minus the deposit is offered.
  • If you want to transfer to another retreat at least 4 weeks’ notice is needed before the start date and a 100e admin fee applies.
  • Full payment is required one month before the retreat.