Lismullin & Opus Dei

Opus Dei is entrusted with the spiritual and doctrinal activities conducted at Lismullin Conference Centre. Opus Dei is a Catholic institution that offers faith education and personal guidance to men and women of all walks of life.

The message of Opus Dei

The unique message of Opus Dei is that ordinary men and women can aspire to holiness by finding a new attitude to their work and day to day activities. Rather than seen as part of ‘the daily grind’, these activities can be undertaken with the motivation to love God and serve those around them.

This attitude requires a personal effort to make time for prayer and for sacraments provided by the Catholic Church and to grow in human virtues. Opus Dei supports individuals who are striving for these aims. Activities such as classes, prayer evenings, retreats and personal spiritual guidance make up the ongoing input that Opus Dei offers.


Opus Dei was founded by Saint Josemaria Escrivá, a Spanish priest in 1928. As an institution of the Catholic Church, it has the structure of a personal prelature, serving local dioceses in over 60 countries around the world.

Opus Dei commenced activities in Ireland in 1947. In the region of Ireland, Opus Dei is entrusted with the pastoral care of educational activities in several cities.

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Further information about Opus Dei and its founder can be found at:

About Lismullin Institute

People of all backgrounds and of all ages have always found a warm welcome at Lismullin where they are encouraged to live their Christian calling, in very practical ways, at work, in family life, in social relationships and in all the little things that make up their ordinary life.

Many of the events Lismullin Institute organises take place in Lismullin Conference Centre. Activities at Lismullin provide participants with the opportunity to focus and reflect on a wide range of issues. These activities help people to exchange ideas in a relaxed environment, on areas such as: 

  • Excellence in work
  • Ethical and moral issues in the workplace
  • Balancing family and work commitments
  • Faith and one's relationship with God
  • Family and life relationships at home
  • Human values and virtues in everyday life. 

Residential spiritual retreats and workshops in philosophy and theology are a strong feature of the Lismullin annual calendar.

All this is done with the inspiration of the message of Opus Dei with its mission is to spread the message that work and the circumstances of everyday life are occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Lismullin Institute relies on the generous support of many who share its educational ideals. Fees are charged for most activities of the Institute though discounts are available for those who are not in a position to pay the full fee.

Lismullin Institute is a business name of Fiuntas Centres Limited, a limited company which is recognised by the Revenue Commissioners as a body established for charitable purposes. Its CHY number is 12346. Contributions to Lismullin qualify for tax relief under.


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Kitchen people 
Cooking and Baking Courses in the heart of Meath
Our School provides high quality Cooking, Baking
and Home Arts courses, classes and camps.

Whether you are looking for classes for children, teens,
adults, families or groups we have the facilities,
with easy access, fun and professional tuition.

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Based in Lismullin, Co. Meath, we are just 35min from Dublin



Lismullin School of Culinary & Home Arts

Lismullin Hospitality Services Centre launches the new School of Culinary & Home Arts

Lismullin Hospitality Services Centre recently launched a new building project co-financed by Meath Partnership through the Irish Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. With this new building project we start a new stage: Lismullin School of Culinary & Home Arts.

Lismullin Hospitality Services Centres has a 12 year track record of organising activities and courses to fulfil their mission. In these years the facilities have become increasingly limited as currently we can only manage a maximum of 6-8 people in the kitchen facility. For this reason we are launching this new development project which will allow us to cater for up to 24 people as well as including a much needed demonstration unit.

The team which runs the Lismullin complex on a day-to-day basis, is highly qualified and experienced. The evidence of their success is seen in that hundreds of people have come through the doors to participate in the different activities available up to now. Many have testified how this has given them a new perspective on why the home is so important or simply brought about a change for the good in their personal lives.

What makes Lismullin's School of Culinary & Home Arts different is that unlike other cookery schools that teach people to cook, we will be teaching a broader curriculum which influences the way people work in the home and the reasons behind why they may chose to do that. Our focus will not only be culinary skills but all the home arts which are important for creating a warm and welcoming home. 

Through the Lismullin School of Culinary and Home Arts new facility we aspire to promote a greater understanding of the work that goes into creating a healthy and pleasant home; to have a tangible role in transmitting the competencies and knowledge required to do this and play a real role in making the home a major restorative in our society.

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This project has been co-financed by Meath Partnership through the Irish Department of Environment, Community and Local Government ‘Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013’ and through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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Lismullin Location & Travel Directions

GPS coordinates: Latitude : 53.593549 | Longitude : -6.594307

Travelling from the M3, the conference centre is accessible by taking Exit 7 (Skryne/Johnstown) on the M3 from Dublin. On reaching the top of the ramp, turn left on to the R147. Lismullin is located about 400 metres further up this road on the left side. Travelling from Navan, the conference centre is accessible by taking Exit 7 (Skryne/Johnstown) on the M3 from Navan. On reaching the top of the ramp, go around the roundabout and take the turn to left on to the R147.

Coming on the old road from Dublin Lismullin is situated on the right hand side of the old N3, 6 miles north of Dunshaughlin and just before the turn off on the left for the Hill of Tara.

It is also 6 miles south of Navan on the old N3 road.

Quick summary

  • Dublin City » Lismullin: Bus 109 from Busaras
  • Dublin Airport » Lismullin: Bus 109A
  • Dublin/South » Lismullin (driving): 30 km from city along the M3 motorway — accessible from M50 motorway
  • North » Lismullin (driving): 6 km outside Navan on M3 to Dublin

Bus Services to Lismullin

Meath is easily accessible by regular bus service to and from Dublin with Bus Eireann running buses to/from Dublin every 15 minutes at peak times. Take bus 109 from Busáras where you can buy a ticket for Lismullin. Bus 109 goes to Navan, Kells and Cavan and will all stop at Lismullin: there is a bus stop there close to the gate. To view a timetable for this bus click here. 

From the Airport

You take the 109A. Ask for a ticket for Lismullin bus stop. Tell the bus driver you want to stop at Lismullin Conference Centre and also to let you know when you arrive if you don't know it, although most buses now show the stops on a screen as the journey progresses. To view a timetable for this bus click here.

Flight connections to Irish airports

Dublin Airport is only approximately 31 km from Lismullin Conference Centre. Belfast Airport is approximately 160km from Lismullin Conference Centre.

A number of international airlines operate direct services to Dublin and Belfast airports. Browse to get information on airlines and departure locations from overseas to Ireland.
Sea connections to Ireland

A number of ferry companies operate ferry services to Dublin and Belfast ports.

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