About Our Retreats

The Dare to Live! Retreat Escapes have been created from feedback from women all around the world & with the unique desires of women in mind.

Retreat Experiences like no other

Place your expectations aside and open your minds to accept our retreat escapes as experiences waiting for you to make of them what you will

Our retreat escapes offer a sanctuary to unwind and reflect; a break from your everyday; support and connection in bringing small groups of like-minded women together to share what they love, to learn and to laugh; to discover themselves and be inspired to find the courage to live a life they love.

The Dare to Live! retreat escapes, are an experience that every woman must include on their journey.

Wow the senses and free your mind 

  • Stunning Scenery and Location 
  • Incredible food 
  • Small Group Experience

2015 Brings us to the beautiful shores of Ireland. Our two venues are located in West Cork. Chosen for the beauty of its ancient landscapes, the almost mystical allure of the culture and heritage almost certainly derived from its spiritual beginnings  and for the mere fact that we are lucky to call Ireland our home

Whether you are Irish and at home, Irish and living abroad, born and raised in another country with Irish blood in your veins, or whether you’d simply love to experience this unique and beautiful country once and for all; then we would be honoured to welcome you to be a part of the Dare to Live! experience for women.

Give yourself permission – Life Choices for Women 


Our Retreat Escapes are all three night retreats and offer spaces to 12 women maximum*

A Woman’s Way

Key features in the Woman’s Way itineraries 

Arrival time on day one: between 4:30pm – 6:00pm                                                                                                                             Departure time on final day: 1:00pm

–      Champagne reception & opening dinner

–       In house five star meals cooked by Dare to Live! 5 star chef

–       Personal Relaxation Time

–       In house group share activity

–       Outdoor Activities (scenic walks (various levels), boat trips,tours etc)

–       Additional options TBC – massage/ meditation/ yoga session/ Walks around the Estate


Amateur Writers Retreat Escape

Everyone has a story to tell and you were born to tell yours.

Arrival time: between 4:30 – 6:00pm on day 1                                                                                                                                    Departure time: 4:30pm on final day

Key features of the Writers Retreat Escape

–       Author in Residence

–      One on one mentoring with author in residence

–       Group sharing

–       Personal time and space to write, reflect, read or get the creative juices flowing in the fresh air and scenic beauty of our two retreat locations

–       In house meals cooked by Dare to Live! Five Star Chef

Healthy Life Retreat Escapes

Key features in the Healthy Life Retreat Escapes

Arrival time: between 4:30pm – 6:00pm on day 1                                                                                                                                 Departure time: 4:30pm on final day

–       In house meals cooked by Dare to Live! Five Star Chef

–       Workshops with our Fitness and Nutrition “Experts in residence”

–       Private one to one nutrition planning session

–       In- door & Out-door Group Sessions

–       Outdoor activity


Airport pickup can be arranged. Please email info@dare-tolive.com if you’re flying in and would like a meet & greet transport arrangement.

2015 Introductory pricing information

Our retreat getaway prices are all inclusive of all nights in luxury accommodation, all meals, planned & additional activities and activity transport.


*In addition to early bird and last minute booking specials, we offer several discounts and exclusive offers throughout the year, to see our current offers visit our 2015 retreat getaway schedule.