Furbo’s Labyrinth




About Furbo





The Foundation course
is held at the Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo. Furbo has a labyrinth overlooking
Galway bay, and the unique Burren landscape. Many walk the
Labyrinth in silence, almost in a trance, their mind focused
and meditative in mood. The Labyrinth parallels the counselling process as a
path or journey taken to reach a new point in one’s life. But like those that enter
psychotherapy/counselling they
realise that it is not the end but the journey itself that bears
fruit. Furbo also has a beach, woods and is ideal for walkers and swimmers
alike. For Pictures of Furbo click


About labyrinths
Labyrinths are geometric forms that define sacred space. They have been
around for over 4000 years and are contained in every major religion. To walk the
path is to make a pilgrimage that calms the mind so the person can reflect on
the journey of life. The centre is surrounded by 6 petals said to symbolise
mineral, vegetable, animal, human, angelic and the divine. Some believe
labyrinths were used to track lunar months and depict the orbit of the Mercury.
Walking into the centre of the labyrinth is the period of letting go, calming
and empting oneself. The centre is for determining what it is that one actually
requires from life and walking out is for gathering together oneself and
experiencing wholeness and integration. [Adapted from writings by M. Crosby]

Walks: Information about local walks is
available from the hotel. You can walk along the shoreline or the road to Furbo
beach which has a bar and restaurant beside it. There are many walks around Furbo including through Furbo

Connemara Coast hotel;
Cedar Lodge Ph: 592111; Inish Maan

the B & B on the left, down towards
the beach. Ph: 592111

On entering Galway follow
signs marked Spiddal. As you pass the sign Na Forbacha (Furbo) look out for the
Hotel on your left. Furbo is only 7 miles from the city centre 

Buses are regular though 2 hourly out to
the hotel. Pick the bus up at the Spanish arch or Galway station. Take the 0825 bus. Fellow
participants on the courses usually give non-car drivers lifts out from the city