“Luisne, the first blush of light before dawn breaks” 

translation from old Gaelic

Luisne (pronounced lishne) is ) is an old Gaelic word meaning  “the first blush of light before dawn breaks”. One of Luisne’s goals is to contribute to the dawn of a new consciousness, a deepening awareness of self and the environment, leading to an appreciation of the world around us as a sacred landscape which nourishes our very souls.

Despite many adversities, particularly regarding location, Luisne has served a growing community throughout Ireland since 2004. 

Promoting a holistic and integral approach to health and well-being on a personal, community and planetary level…

Luisne Offers:

  • a warm welcome to all regardless of background and beliefs
  • a path to peace in a sometimes chaotic world through the practice of meditation
  • courses/events/lectures which help deepen purpose and clarify meaning in life
  • a vision of life which is relevant and life-giving

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Highlighted Event


  1. Luisne Family Christmas Concert ONLINE

    December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €10
    Join us at this ‘Re-launch Luisne’ event for the family -  with story-telling (Lorraine O’Brien) Christmas music (various groups) and Skirt Dancing with Deirdre and her dancing ladies – and more!       Booking necessary by Dec 6th  at office@luisne.ie (to receive the necessary concert link). Use PayPal to pay when registering. COST: €10 per household - very reasonable!!! 

Current Courses, Events and Meditation


  1. Luisne Family Christmas Concert ONLINE

    December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €10
    Join us at this ‘Re-launch Luisne’ event for the family -  with story-telling (Lorraine O’Brien) Christmas music (various groups) and Skirt Dancing with Deirdre and her dancing ladies – and more!       Booking necessary by Dec 6th  at office@luisne.ie (to receive the necessary concert link). Use PayPal to pay when registering. COST: €10 per household - very reasonable!!! 

  2. LUISNE EXPO – GET TO KNOW US! ONLINE

    January 9, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    s is an opportunity for you to meet many of the tutors (ONLINE) and to learn what they have to offer. Tutors will (as their course topic permits) give demonstrations e.g. in Yoga, TaiChi/QiGong, Sacred Dance etc. Get to know what we are about and what our tutors have to offer.  Spread the word! Let friends and neighbours know about this FREE ONLINE event. Pre-book by Jan 6th at office@luisne.ie.

  3. Introduction to Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry www.sacreddance.ie

    January 31, 2022 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am    €60
    Dance, when you’re broken open.  Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance when you’re perfectly free. Rumi (Persian poet and Sufi master) So long ago recognised the liberating, healing power of dance. Barbara’s sacred dance circle is about learning how to dance, about the conscious movement of our bodies as we respond to inspiring music in a group, sharing the positive heart energy which results in healing both us and our world. No prior experience of dance needed. Come as you are! To book phone Barbara at 0871343907

  4. Reflections on Mysticism – On Mondays

    January 31, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm    €75
    During these evenings of Reflections on Mysticism, we begin with a twenty-minute guided meditation session followed by a ten-minute walking meditation and then a further twenty-minute silent meditation. This practice is followed by discussion on Mysticism across Western and Eastern traditions. COST €75 per term. Want to attend? Please call:  0872138222

  5. Beginning Yoga with Emma O’Toole

    February 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    €80
    The 6-week course uses just a chair and an open mind. Easy techniques will activate key muscles so that the body feels balanced and light. All levels of flexibility are welcome. The weekly classes will consist of the following format: Week 1: Hips Week 2: Shoulders Week 3: Hamstrings Week 4: Spine Week 5: Putting it all together Week 6: Chair Yoga Flow To book your place contact Emma at 0871816605

  6. Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

    February 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €15 – €85
    This course is over 6 weeks. The stresses and strains of our daily lives take their toll on our body, mind and spirit. The restorative effects of sound have been documented extensively in the writings of such authors as Dr Alfred Tomatis, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Jonathan Goldman and Don Campbell. “Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiological functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.” (Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of The Healing Power of Sound.) Harry Parkinson is a registered sound therapy practitioner with the Colour of Sound Institute, which is accredited by the British Complimentary Medicine Association. He holds a diploma in counselling, psychology and therapy from the Accept Counselling Association of Ireland. Bookings must be made in advance – Contact Harry on 0872898073 or harry@soundtherapy.ie
  7. Harry Parkinson Sound Therapy 2

  8. Sacred Mandalas with Marie Andre

    February 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €75
    Mandala is Sanskrit for circle and in its most basic form, is a circle contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its centre, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness. The mandala can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices including meditation. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of the practitioner and as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and an aid to meditation. Marie Andre will gently guide you into relaxation and meditation as you complete the mandala template This course is 6 weeks long and costs €75 To book your place contact Miriam on 0872138222  

  9. TaiChi/QiGong with Siobhan Casey

    February 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am    €70
    Siobhán Casey has been a teacher with the Jade Sun School since 2016. Siobhan will be teaching TaiChi/QiGong at Luisne for the first time. TaiChi/QiGong, using mind body awareness techniques, teaches us posture alignment and breath control to help us remember and restore our deeper natural breathing, leading to a more relaxed nervous system. This, combined with focused movements, leads to improved energy flow to the internal organs and so assists us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in the movement towards greater health, happiness and enthusiasm for life’s goals. This course last 6 weeks. To book contact Siobhan at 0872941290

  10. Therapy: Wishing Tree Art Therapy with Emma Cullen (one–to–one)

    February 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art therapy provides a 'space apart’ where, among so many other things, we can look at your current coping skills that were effective in childhood but may no longer be serving you in adulthood; at what your repeated patterns in life might be communicating and discover what may be blocking you from reaching your full potential. It is a safe and confidential space. You don't need to be good at art at all to benefit from art therapy. You only need to be open to exploring and even playing with the materials you are drawn to and to finding your own meaning in what you create. For more information and to book a session contact Emma at wishingtreearttherapy@gmail.com From 1pm – time and fee by arrangement with Emma Check out Emma's site: https://www.iacat.ie/member_page/6242

  11. Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry ( www.sacreddance.ie )

    February 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €72
    Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between body, mind and spirit. As we dance in circles to beautiful and inspiring music, a sense of community can develop. If the dance draws you book with Barbara at 0871343907.  All 6 sessions are €72 or payment can be made at €12 per session. PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held at Kilcoole Primary School for the present.

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