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Draíocht Aerial Retreat
Sligo, Ireland

Draíocht / dree-uct / Old Gaelic: Witchcraft, Magic

Eternal Green, the Sea & Aerial Training.
Hosted by Aerial Silk Vienna &



We are happy to announce that in 2023 we’re hosting a brand-new retreat experience. Situated on the west coast of Ireland, Sligo is a beautiful seaport that offers many adventures and, in recent years, has been a hub for the international aerial community. Explore Ireland with a group of like-minded aerialists!

Retreat Dates & Facts


May 13th – 20th 2023


Sligo, Ireland
Distance to Dublin Airport:  215km
Distance to Belfast Airport: 200km
Distance to Knock Airport: 55km
Easy and affordable train & bus connections from Dublin


We welcome people of all levels who have experience with aerial acrobatics. To make the most of our curriculum, you should be somewhat comfortable with inverting in the air numerous times throughout a workshop/day.


  • 7 nights at Sligo Sea Barn

  • All meals 

  • All Aerial classes (around 20 hours in total)

  • Transportation to and from the aerial studio

  • All group activities


  • Travel costs to and from Sligo, Ireland

  • Additional insurance

  • Alcoholic beverages (except for cocktail night)


We offer several options, but all of them are limited. First come - First serve!


WAITLIST ONLY - Shared Double Bed (Room for 4): 1900€ (1700€*)


WAITLIST ONLY - Shared Double Bed (Room for 2): 2000€ (1800€*)


WAITLIST ONLY - Big Single Bed on your own  (Room for 2): 2050€ (1850€)


WAITLIST ONLY  - Private Room / Single Bed: 2100€ (1900€*)


Training & Lunch (no accommodation): 800€

*Early Bird Pricing valid until January 6th 2023.
Price listed per Person, including all of the above-mentioned in the chosen room.




Sligo Sea Barn is a luxury large group accommodation in North Sligo. This picturesque beachfront accommodation comfortably sleeps 17 guests and has spectacular sea and mountain views. The private path to the sea offers guests the opportunity to listen to and embrace the natural beauty of the area and/or go sea swimming.  All suites/rooms are en-suite with bathrobes, slippers, designer towels, and Voya organic amenities.

Previously home to dairy cows, calves, and hay/straw, this modern and custom-built accommodation provides a unique experience for all visitors. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, there are numerous beaches nearby and unforgettable loop walks and mountain hikes. Local tradesmen have taken great pride in giving new life to a unique property in a very special location. 

All of our workshops and classes will take place at AcroAer Sligo – a beautiful and fully equipped aerial studio just 15 minutes away from our home base.


  • fully stocked fridge & pantry for a delicious self-service breakfast at the Barn

  • lunch & dinner will be vegetarian/vegan and catered

  • group dinner(s) in town

  • cocktail night


  • guided fabulous hike

  • beginner surfing lesson

  • warm and relaxing seaweed bath

  • outdoor photoshoot


In the air, we will focus on all things vertical: silks, rope, hammock/sling, and straps.
To balance it out, there will be a fair amount of floor-based classes, such as yoga, stretching, handstands & conditioning, as well as some workshops that include a good share of theory, fabric brain, and creativity.

It is up to you how much you want to pack in this week. There will be around 20-25 hours of studio time with our ASV and guest teachers. All workshops are optional to make sure you can listen to your body and switch between beast mode or yay-vacay anytime!



We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes medical insurance. Check with your healthcare provider to see if you are covered for international travel.


At the time of this retreat we will be adhering to the current health requirements regarding COVID-19. Currently there is no vaccination requirement to enter Ireland


We are planning to ask all participants to take a covid test (that we will provide) at the time of arrival. We will revisit this idea at the time of the retreat and see if it still feels necessary to ensure the health and safety of all guests.


Upon receiving your registration we ask for a 50% deposit within 5 business days to secure your spot. We will be in touch about specific payment instructions depending on your country of residence. The remainder of your payment is due 90 days before the first day of the retreat.


Free Cancellations can only be accepted if someone takes over your spot. This person can be someone you know or someone from our waiting list. 

50% refund up 60 days before the first day of the retreat

25% refund up to 30 days before the 1st day of the retreat

In extreme circumstances (such as illness, injury, or death in the family), we will provide special refund options if given proof or medical records.

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The Team

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