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Aqua Escape

Yoga and Pilates with water based adventure exploring the unspoilt nature and tranquility of Lough Derg by canoe or kayak. Full tuition is provided and no previous experience is required. An escape with adventure to leave you feeling rejuvenated, uplifted and restored.

Over three weekend days 18 - 20 October


Welcome Reception | 2 Overnight Stays

All meals and refreshments: 2 breakfast; 1 lunch; and 2 dinners

3 yoga/pilates classes | 1 Mini Elemis Treatment

Kayak & Canoe 2 hour session on the lake

cost per person

€505.00 | Twin/Double room, ensuite

€555.00 | Solo, ensuite


host | marian frawley

Marian is your host for the duration of your stay. Think of Coolbawn as your home from home in the countryside with everything in readiness for your arrival. Charming in every way, Marian will greet you on arrival, mingle with you through ‘Happy Hour Drinks’ and guide you through every stage of the retreat.

After 25 years in the hospitality industry Marian embarked on a 3 month residential  course at Ballymaloe Cookery School in 2010. With the skills and knowledge she gained from this course combined with cookery courses in Bali, Vietnam and Thailand, Marion set up Manna Bia Foods, a wholefoods plant based food business in Tipperary. From Farmers Markets, Event Catering, Pop Ups and Cookery Demos Marion shares her passion for nutritious, healthy foods that are simple, fresh and easy to prepare.


therapist | aisling dwyer

The hands of Coolbawn Quay’s highly trained ELEMIS therapists are profoundly effective tools and await your arrival. Using a combination of massage techniques from around the world with the blend of exotic cultures, colours and fragrances adds to the sensuality of the experience. Aisling is our Wellness Director and under her guidance our team of therapists will bring you to another level of relaxation and well being. Dedicated to delivering the ultimate wellness experience to every guest on every level Aisling looks forward to assisting you on your journey to improve relaxation and wellbeing.

Aisling has been working within the beauty/wellness industry for the past sixteen years and has a passion for natural products, healthy living and plant based food.

Educated in a broad range of treatments including massage, face and body therapies, beauty treatments and make-up artistry.


Iyengar yoga | ellen baggs

After many years  studying  different disciplines of yoga Ellen qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 2014 having studied for three years with Aisling McGuire, Ireland’s most senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor, and has been teaching full time since. The focus  on the alignment, proper sequencing, safety and accessibility for all levels and abilities that characterise the Iyengar method were fundamental in her decision to become a teacher. Based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar, this 2500 year old classical yoga begins with the physical awareness of the body, builds strength and stamina while focusing on the importance of posture and flexibility at any age.


watersports | becky kenzo

Becky and her highly trained team have been offering quality Kayak and Canoe tours on Lough Derg since 2013. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced water sports fan their expert tuition will have you paddling in no time. Under their expert guidance you will enjoy exploring the unspoilt nature and tranquillity of Lough Derg out into the lake and along its mysterious and beautiful shoreline. This beautiful body of water is home to a vast array of wildlife: think leaping trout, white tailed eagles, splashing pike, elegant swans and lightning fast wildcats. With full safety instructions and all equipment provided each unique session promises to leave you feeling rejuvenated and uplifted.


day 1 | friday

15.00 | CHECK IN

Check in at reception and settle into your ‘home from home’ for the weekend followed by some

Me Time

Slip away for a treatment and  submit to the caring hands of our Elemis Therapists

Stroll the shores of our beautiful resort

Read a book in a secluded hammock

Feel the motion of the water in a cosy static rowing boat

Embrace Wild Swimming from the platform followed by an infra red Sauna on the deck

Take a leisurely walk to the Cominchas Woodland and explore the concept of Forest Bathing

Take a nap

16.30 | Opening Yoga | Ellen Baggs

Think shoulder opening, deep breathing and Shavasana.

18.00 | Welcome Reception

Join us on the terrace for a glass of prosecco, refreshing Mocktails and some delicious canapes.

18.30 | Dinner

Enjoy a delicious three course dinner in our Lakeshore Restaurant. Clubhouse Chef Len combines the elements of fresh, seasonal, local produce with the added benefit of nutrient dense plant based foods to ensure a well balanced choice of dishes at every meal.

And so to bed for a peaceful nights sleep……

day 2 | saturday

08.00 | Rise and Shine

Fruit & Juice Bar

 08.30 | Pilates | Jane Hannigan

Awaken your inner core with a gentle class for all levels.

 09.30 | Nutritious Breakfast Buffet

Enjoy a continental style breakfast buffet of house made granola, delicious breads, yoghurts, fresh fruit platters, toasted nuts & seeds, berry compotes and free range eggs.

 10.30 | Kayak & Canoe on the lake |  Lough Derg Watersports

Explore our unspoilt natural body of water from the safety and comfort of a canoe or kayak. Our highly trained staff will guide you through the refreshing waters on a fun adventure that is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and uplifted. All safety instructions and equipment are provided.

 13.00 |  Wholesome Buffet Lunch

Re-energise after your morning in the water with a delicious buffet of warming soup and wholesome nutritious salads.

 13.30 |  Me Time

……….and relax     

 18.30 |  Dinner by Candlelight

Relax and unwind after a busy day and enjoy another delicious 3 course dinner. Sip on a pre-dinner cocktail or choose something from our carefully selected wine list

And so to bed for a peaceful nights sleep……

 day 3 | sunday

08.00 | Rise and Shine

Fruit & Juice Bar

 08.30 |  Iyengar Yoga | Ellen Baggs

Align your body and relax your mind

 09.30 | Healthy Breakfast Buffet

Linger over a long breakfast and with no need to rush off, avail of a late check out and enjoy some me time and perhaps another blissful Elemis Treatment to set you up for the week ahead.

 13.00 |  Depart feeling rejuvenated and relaxed……’till the next time

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