These weekends take place twice a year and are a space for anyone who has returned home from working or volunteering overseas for 3 months or more in a development, humanitarian or missionary capacity.
The residential weekends are a chance to carve out that space to reflect on the time spent overseas, to explore the transition of coming back home and to have the chance to debate, share and hear from others as well as get to know what is happening in Ireland in the development, community and activist scene.
The cost for the course is €50 for Comhlámh members and €100 for non members including overnight accommodation (no cost for UNV and Rapid Response Corps returnees).
There are twelve places available, on a first come (and paid) basis.
Payment can made via the online booking form (below).
Otherwise you can pay by cheque, postal order, bank draft, credit transfer or cash, mailed or dropped into the office 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]
What previous participants say:
“Excellent facilitation and group interaction on issues of relevance.”
“Lovely weekend. Excellent time management with plenty of space for informal chats.”
“Taken at the pace of the group. Well facilitated.”
“Superbly organised in very pleasant environment.”
“Positive experience overall. Brilliant, effective workshops and strategies used in helping promote discussion of issues at hand. Excellent facilitators! Very warm and welcoming environment.”
A great way to carve out some headspace for your experiences.”
“It was great to meet other RDWs, get advice and talk to the facilitators and think things out.”
“Yes, the environment was friendly and open – allowing for honest and frank discussion to take place. People listened respectfully.”
Photos from previous years:
The first is a photo of participants’ memorabilia from the weekend, the other is a photo of participants from 2012.