All Hallows College prides itself on being a compact, friendly and hospitable campus where one can experience the rich culture and spiritual heritage of Ireland.

All Hallows, where you can water your roots

By  Catholic Register Special
  • September 27, 2012

DUBLIN, IRELAND - A sabbatical involves taking time out from a busy routine in order to lay fallow the “land” of one’s being. It is a time, a favourable time, to turn towards God, to deepen prayer and to move towards a more contemplative stance, to put to rest all that is out of kilter in one’s life. It offers the opportunity to take stock of life and to deal with what is involved in a transition in community, ministry or parish.

All Hallows College is a Catholic and Vincentian higher education institution in Dublin, with links to colleges and universities in Europe and the United States, including De Paul, the largest Catholic university in the United States. The college prides itself on being a compact, friendly and hospitable campus. Set in six hectares of wooded parkland provides residents and guests with an opportunity for a pleasant stroll and quiet reflection.

All Hallows has widened its vision to meet the constantly changing needs of the worldwide Christian community. Today, the college offers a wide variety of courses for the initial and ongoing formation of lay women and men, priests and religious. One such course which began almost 20 years ago is our Renewal Sabbatical Program.

Participants are encouraged to experience the unique, rich culture and spiritual heritage of Ireland through theatre, film, music, art, field trips and other leisure activities: golf, gym and walking in Dublin and the countryside… surely a wonderful way to water your roots!

For further information contact the Renewal for Ministry Office, All Hallows College (DCU), Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland, call 00 353 1 8520 702, e-mail

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