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Featured Events



Lenten Reflection Day - Led by Fr Des Corrigan SMA - 'Make our hearts ready, Lord.'

05/04/23 - 09/04/23

Holy Week Retreat - Celebrating the Easter Triduum- join the SMA Community

29/04/23 - 05/05/23

Directed Retreat - Directors Sr Moya Hegarty OSU, Fr Frank Downes OP, Sr Karen Small OSC, Fr Colum O'Shea SMA

30/04/23 - 05/05/23

Preached Retreat - Led by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA - The Second Half of Life

12/05/23 - 14/05/23

Workshop - From Strength to Strength - Led by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA Discover your character strengths and reach your true potential

02/06/23 - 09/06/23

Directed Retreat Directors - Sr Karen Small OSC, Fr Dermot Mansfield SJ, Fr Frank Downes OP, Sr Mary Connellan SSL

03/06/23 - 09/06/23

Preached Retreat - Led by Fr Des Corrigan SMA - A Spirituality of Ageing

24/08/23 - 31/08/23

Directed Retreat Directors - Fr Frank Downes OP, Fr Des Corrigan SMA, Fr Colum O'Shea SMA, Sr Karen Small OSC

25/08/23 - 31/08/23

Preached Retreat - Led by Fr Joe McGee MSC - A Retreat as a Time of Prayer Nurtured by our Imagination

01/09/23 - 03/09/23

Workshop - Stop Missing Your Life - Led by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA

11/09/23 - 18/09/23

Directed Retreat Directors - Sr Moya Hegarty OSU, Fr Dermot Mansfield SJ, Sr Karen Small OSC, Fr Frank Downes OP

12/09/23 - 18/09/23

Preached Retreat - Led by Rev Ruth Patterson - A Space Adventure

06/10/23 - 08/10/23

Retreat - Weekend Retreat Welcoming Mission Supporters and Friends of SMA

13/10/23 - 15/10/23

Workshop - Let Evening Come - Led by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA

01/12/23 - 03/12/23

Advent Retreat - Led by Fr Frank Downes OP


Advent Reflection Day - Led by the SMA Community

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Welcome To Dromantine

Welcome to the website for Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre.


I invite you to take some time to browse through our site to see the facilities, grounds and events on offer.


Our Conference Facilities

Dromantine retreat and Conference Centre offers a modern, comfortable, well-equipped facility in the most idyllic of rural settings, away from the noise and distractions of everyday life.

See Conference Facilities »

Dromantine offers:

73 recently refurbished ensuite bedrooms all with free broadband access. See Accommodation »
8 modern well equipped Conference rooms accommodating 10 - 250 - all with free broadband access.
A large chapel which can accommodate 180.
A prayer room.
Excellent home cooked food served in spacious, bright dining rooms. See Catering »
Comfortable residents Lounge and Coffee Dock
Free, secure car parking for up to 200 cars
All facilities throughout Dromantine have disabled access

A Perfect Venue

Visitors to Dromantine invariably are impressed by the stunning beauty of the early 19th century house, extensive grounds, lake, colourful woodlands and pleasant walks set in the 320 acre estate with the Mourne mountains and Slieve Gullion in the in the background.  See Photo Gallery »
The beautiful grounds, tranquil, peaceful atmosphere along with the modern facilities make Dromantine the perfect venue for retreats, conferences, chapters, assemblies, workshops, meetings, church, inter-church, ecumenical, medical, educational, business and community groups.   See Retreats »


Dromantine Location

Dromantine is located five miles north of Newry and just off the Belfast /Dublin road, 45 minutes from Belfast I hour from Dublin airport.   Due to this location and to excellent rail and bus connections to Newry, Dromantine is convenient for people coming from any part of Ireland. See Location »

If you are considering coming to Dromantine, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to give you any further information you require.  We assure you that you will receive a warm welcome and attentive care if you decide to come to this beautiful, historic yet modern Centre. Make an enquiry »

Dromantine On TV

Feature on Dromantine first shown on UTV’s “Lesser Spotted Ulster.”

This Clip shows stunning views of the exterior and interior of the House and the surrounding grounds.

This clip is now on YouTube. If you wish to view the full size movie on the YouTube site, please click on the link which appears when you roll your mouse over the top part of the movie clip.

Dromantine through the lens ...

Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre Ireland
We have an online photo gallery showcasing a wide collection of images of the House and Grounds through the years and seasons.

Click here to view the Gallery