Focusing in Ireland

First in-person gathering of the Irish Focusing Network

Saturday 4th March 2023

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee
4.30 - Finish

Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Come and meet all the people you’ve been seeing at our Zoom gatherings for the last few years, in person! We hope many of you will join us.

During the day we will have an opportunity to spend time together, hold Focusing spaces for each other and enjoy some nourishing work with Marie McGuigan and Therese Ryan.

Our gathering will take place at The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue in Glasnevin. It is a beautiful space which proved so popular with participants in September that we were delighted to be able to book it for this gathering too. 

We would be grateful if you would contact us to book your place on or before Wednesday, 1st March, as we need to confirm numbers with the centre. Please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To cover our insurance costs, we, unfortunately, need to increase the cost of our in-person gatherings. During our recent AGM, we agreed to operate a sliding scale of payment:

  • Regular price €35
  • Modified price €30
  • Attendees are invited to offer a supporting contribution in excess of this if they wish.

While we rely on your contributions, we do not want to exclude anyone for financial reasons. If cost is an issue for you, please get in touch.

Getting there:

From M50: Take Exit 5 Finglas , proceed onto R135 North Road and exit left onto R102 Old Finglas Rd (signs for Bon Secours Hospital and Margaret Aylward Centre). Proceed  along Old Finglas Road to Holy Faith Convent grounds on right,  (just past St Mary's school but before the traffic lights at the Met Office).  Once in the grounds, follow signage to the right.

From City Centre: Drive out of the city centre to the Botanical Gardens. Pass the Botanical Gardens on your left, proceed up Glasnevin Hill, through the traffic lights at the Meteorological Office and turn immediately left into the grounds of the Holy Faith Convent in Glasnevin. 

By Bus: No 83/83A bus stops outside the convent gate. It leaves the city centre on Westmoreland Street, and our stop is called Met Office/Glasnevin Hill stop.  Walk forward on leaving bus, entrance is first on the left, walk to the right around the convent and you will see the centre on the lawn behind.

GPS Co-ordinates for Google Maps 53.375355065502774 N, -6.271879209418898 W  Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin.

We are aware that some people found it difficult to identify the entrance to the Holy Faith Convent. We hope this helps:

 MgtAlywardEntrance               Use the bell for the Centre on the right of the gate and the gates will be opened (by technology, not magic!)


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