Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Myross Wood Retreat House
Leap, Co. Cork
Staffed by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and situated in scenic West Cork, Myross Wood House nestles among 100 acres of mixed woodland and pastures flanked by streams, tidal rivers and the sea. It is a haven of peace and tranquillity, inviting you to come apart for a while to a quiet place and to discover the presence of God in your life. People enjoy coming in to walk in our beautiful grounds and gardens.
Though we no longer offer residential retreats, many individuals and groups come to avail of our facilities for a day or an evening. We welcome school children and young adults for an annual retreat or a day in preparation for special moments in their lives. We naturally have many contacts with the people in the surrounding area of West Cork. People come here to Mass every morning. They also come for meetings of parish groups or for the educational programmes of the diocese of Cork and Ross. People come from far and wide to enjoy a quiet time or share in the daily liturgy of the community.
In this website we have given some information on the history of the house, which has had a long association with the Towshend family of Castletownshend. We also give you some useful information about our location. If you happen to be passing by, feel free to drive in for a visit to our house and grounds.