Christian Retreat and Adventure Centre Ovoca Manor is Scripture Union's Conference and Adventure Centre located in the stunning Vale of Avoca, Co Wicklow. Set high above the valley floor, the Manor boasts breathtaking views. The 21 acres of grounds encompass river walks, forest trails and an incredible array of facilities.
Whether you are planning a weekend away for your church or parish, a youth holiday camp, a school tour or retreat or just a few hours of fun-packed adventure for you and your friends, Ovoca Manor has all of the ingredients for an unforgettable adventure.
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At last some signs of Spring.
Our cherry blossom tree at the back of the Manor didn't cope very well with the winter and now lay broken on the ground. After all these years, it found enough strength to produce once again these beautiful flowers. They will be the last ones and we will miss them.
David from Betania braved a wet March day to come and film this promotional video for their upcoming teenage retreat in May. He found some beauty in an otherwise unpleasant day!
We have one guest in the Manor this week-end who is not complaining about the rough weather.
He is risen indeed... Rejoice! Happy Easter and every blessings from all of us at Ovoca Manor.
A bit of "spring" cleaning in one of the Manor's attic this morning. The "older" generation should have one or two memories about these quilts.... 😉 Would you like to share a few stories with us? We carefully put them back into storage. To much work involved and to many precious souvenirs to get rid of them.
Here we go again. Thankfully the new heating system works a treat and the 130 youths from Cashel, Fern and Ossory are comfortably tucked inside. Chef !!!.... A big pot of hot chocolate could be a good idea.
A little change in the design of our new sign this morning
The old Ovoca Manor signs, Herbert Harper's craftmanship, are taking a well merited rest after many decades of good work along the road. After a bit of tender loving care, we will display them again as decorative pieces.
End of a superb day. A last picture of Ovoca Manor under its white coat. Amazing light bouncing on the snow. It has been a special and beautifull time but we are all craving for a bit of normality now. Let the Spring begin.
Better day today. We spent the morning cutting the fallen trees across the paths. The snow is melting gently but it is still a lot to do before welcoming the next group on Thursday. Next is to find somebody with a tractor able to clear our driveway and car park. Not out of the wood yet.
We have now a new glamping 1 bedroom accommodation for rent. It sleeps 10 people squeezed together, better for heat retention. Please call the office quickly to book your overnight. Frozen accomodation rates. Very short time special offer. Not available for family weeks.
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Absolutely loved the scenery here along with the people
Thanks William for photo bombing 😂😂 @williamwellwood93 #blackgirlmagic
Wicklow. Ovoca manor
Throwback to an AMAZING weekend away with DIG to Wicklow!! 👌🏼🤗 #tbmonday
You meet anyone from my city they gone say that we cousins #eatfresh#eatfreshontour
Big weekend 💛
Nothing to lose but only to gain! Sign-ups start from April 02 - 16. Invited Guest will be Alex Paduraru from 'Poarta Cerului' Timisoara.
Saying goodbye sucks but funny photos ease the pain 💔 (swipe to see the funny) | #tchau #goodbyes #besties
Bringing my rig for its first road trip. #ikmultimedia #irig #blueboard #mainstage3 #squireguitars
A beautiful day at my favorite place. 🙌🏼 #biggod #bigweekend #ovoca
i miss youuu #tb #summer x
Miss you guys 😔 #tabara #Betania #Dublin #Wicklow #2016 #Ireland #nature #tree #goodweather #colours #people #friends #goodtimes #memories #worship
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
@d4thshanahan throwing smarties at just the right height. Is there anything that man cannot do? #exceptforfire90kgprojectilesover300maway #wedonttalkabouttheuglyshanahan #spotruairi #leadingadiscussiongroupwhilewearingweedclothes #thatsquestionable #desperateforleaders #bottomofthebarrel
Pretty morning 🌲🌄☁