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Welcome To Drumalis

An Oasis On The Journey Of Life

A number of events are planned at Drumalis in the run-up to Christmas.  We are delighted that Fr Perry Gildea CM will be leading “Advent to Christmas,” an afternoon of reflection from 2 pm – 5 pm in-house at Drumalis on Saturday, 2 December.   

For those who are interested in events offered by Zoom, Sr Magdalen Lawler SND will be leading a three-part series entitled “A Light that Darkness Cannot Overcome” during Advent.  The sessions will take place over three Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm - 3:30 pm on 6, 13 and 20 December.

The annual residential Advent Retreat will take place from Friday, 8 – Sunday, 10 December.  This year, the Drumalis Retreat Team will be joined by Fr Michael Hurley to facilitate the retreat. 

Christmas Music with Voices Chamber Choir under the direction of Loreto McAuley will be making a welcome return to Drumalis this December.  The dates are Sunday, 17 December and Friday, 22 December 2023.  On Sunday, 17th, there will be a three-course Christmas dinner and music, beginning at 7:30 pm – places cost £40 each.  On Friday, 22nd, there will be a festive two-course supper and music, beginning at 7:30 pm – places cost £30 each.   

Further details can be found under “Events at Drumalis” below or by contacting Drumalis – 028 28272196/28276455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm or by emailing




About Drumalis

Drumalis is a retreat centre in Larne, County Antrim owned and managed by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion.  The ministry of the house is one of reconciliation and nurturing.  The resident Sisters offer an organised programme of retreats and workshops.  When not wholly used for retreat purposes, the facilities at Drumalis provide an excellent venue for groups to organise their own events.

The Centre is owned and run by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, a congregation of Religious Sisters founded in Manchester in 1852 by Elizabeth Prout who became known as Mother Mary Joseph.

A Pathways Participant Reflects

Events at Drumalis

Parish Leadership and self development courses at Drumalis Retreat Centre,
Larne, Northern Ireland

Take a Virtual Visit

Interact with the map to the right or view the virtual tour in your browser by clicking below.

Adult Faith Development

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Diploma in Pastoral Theology

Two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021.

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Certificate in Christian Thought

Validated by St Mary's University College. Now enrolling for 2020-2022.

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Background Info on Presenters

Short biographies of some of the presenters who lecture at drumalis.

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