Ard Nahoo is an EU Flower and Greenbox Certified Eco Retreat offering a range of courses and workshops including yoga, meditation, Reiki, detoxification and vegetarian whole food cookery.

Ard Nahoo is a family business, run by Noeleen Tyrrell and Brendan Murphy, who live on-site with their sons, Daragh and Eoin. They opened the doors for business in June 2001, and have grown from a relatively small health farm to an award winning eco retreat.

The business began when Noeleen was pregnant with Daragh, and wanted to move her therapeutic business from Sligo to Ard Nahoo, where they had been living for seven years. After converting the main house from a three walled ruin (and shifting the cows that had taken residence) they moved their attention on to the barn, which is now the main building. Over the years this has grown from an old stone structure to a fantastic centre, with two treatment rooms, a green room, changing area, yoga studio and Uisce Area.

2007 saw us undertake a massive renovation. As well as extending the health farm to include a new yoga studio and indoor/outdoor wet area, we built two new Eco Cabins. The build was conducted using green principles under the guidance of a fantastic architect, Peter Cowman ( We used sustainable cedar from neighbouring county Donegal, hemp insulation, limited concrete, no petro chemicals and natural paints throughout. All Eco Cabins are heated using pellet stoves, and come with an underground recycling facility. Compost bins are collected regularly and very welcome on our organic vegetable patch!

They also offer a range of retreats to help you escape the stress of modern day life. Whether you’re looking to deepen your yoga practice, clean the body and mind with a detox or simply to relax and unwind, we have a retreat for you.


They openly promote natural health and living with courses and retreats that give you ‘time-out’ to learn new skills and better your health and well-being. Yoga is the core USP of all of their retreats, with most days beginning with ‘reflection time’ in a relaxing mediation studio.

Whatever you choose a visit here will leave you feeling utterly relaxed and rejuvenated!

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