Creacon Wellness Retreat
Located in the lush surroundings of Wexford, a stone’s throw from the JFK Homestead and the JFK Arboretum, Multi award winning Creacon Wellness Retreat is the perfect destination to retreat, relax and rejuvenate. Originally a historic Irish inn, Creacon was transformed by Derek O’Neill and his late wife Linda into a wellness retreat in 2006. In 2016, Creacon invested €1.5M into a state of the art extension and a renovation and redesign of the existing building now offering 15 luxurious bedrooms and more comfortable surroundings and amenities. This is the perfect place to escape for a solo retreat or as part of a group to nurture spirit, mind and body.
Creacon Wellness Retreat believes in a 360 degree approach to wellness and has a variety of treatments on offer including acupuncture, reflexology, massages and facials. For a more spiritual approach, guests can avail of a host of classes and workshops including yoga, meditation, Tibetan bowls healing as well as specialized workshops including stress relief and mindfulness. Expert practitioners in their chosen field from around the world, with years of combined experience are on hand to ensure that each guest enjoys their stay whether it’s one day, one week or one month.
Founder of Creacon Wellness Retreat, Derek O’Neill is referred to as ‘The Celtic Sage’ and is a spiritual teacher offering guidance to people from all walks of life including influential world leaders, celebrities and athletes. With a background in psychotherapy, martial arts and study with yogis and Indian and Tibetan masters Derek translates ancient teachings into modern day to address the biggest challenges facing people today. Derek said “Linda and I wanted to create a space where people could take time out from the busy world and just concentrate on themselves. The team at Creacon work so hard to create an atmosphere that is conducive to this and I am very proud of each and every one of them”.
The holistic approach extends to the kitchen where head chef Gaetano Pernagallo who has trained in ayurvedic cooking brings this experience to his kitchen. He has created a cuisine that promotes health and nutrition based on the philosophy that ‘Food is Medicine’, ingredients are seasonal and many are grown in the Creacon gardens. Gaetano is constantly researching old and new recipes with traditional ingredients that possess enhanced benefits. With all the goodness in mind, creation of dishes makes sure that each and every dish coming out of the kitchen is appealing to the eye and tastes absolutely delicious.
Creacon Wellness Retreat offers packages that include accommodation, treatments and dining. The most popular ‘The Relaxation Package’ gives guests a great taste of all the wonderful services on offer at Creacon Wellness Retreat.
Creacon’s website has the most updated list of current workshops and daily classes available: