The Marriage Encounter (ME) weekend is for any married couple (who have received the Sacrament of Matrimony) who love each other and are open to the possibility of growth in their marriage.
The Engaged Encounter (EE) weekend is for couples preparing for marriage who wish to deepen their relationship and build a solid foundation for their future life together.
Marriage Encounter Ireland is part of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement which is active in over 90 countries. It seeks to offer Matrimonial couples a new and enriched vision for their marriage through the experience of Marriage Encounter and Engaged Encounter weekends. Over 2.5 million couples have attended weekends since the movement started in 1962.
Weekends in the Republic of Ireland are presented by
Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland - View Details.
Weekends in Northern Ireland are presented by
The Marriage Encounter Trust..
What People Say
"We fell in love all over again. Since our weekend, our lives have taken on new meaning"
"The honesty of the talks was liberating... It really made me think about our relationship in a different way"
"It was wonderful and helped us deal with things which I certainly wouldn't have dealt with until after our wedding - when it might have been too late."
"Marriage Encounter gave us the opportunity to experience the deepest, most intimate exchange of feelings we had known in 20 years."
Our Next Dates
What to expect from the weekend.
Time with your spouse. In our busy lives, it is difficult to find the time to spend together without distraction.
Spending quality time with your loved one will enhance the love you have for each other.
Listening to our talks, and then speaking privately to each other, to help improve your communication in your everyday life.
Our Next ME Weekends will be: 5-7 Oct 2018 Dromantine, Newry. 16-18 Nov 2018 The Lake Hotel, Killarney.
Our Next EE Weekend will be: 23/24 Mar 2019 Ballymoney Co. Antrim.
Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) that is exempt from using the company type as part of its name. It is incorporated in Dublin under the Companies Act 2014 with Registration No 573439. Its registered address is:
Suite One, Merrion House, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 AW70, Ireland.