This capsule venue provides a clear focused environment, without distraction. It´s private quality coupled with natural surroundings have a calming and grounding effect on those who spend time here.
The studio space has many uses for both personal and professional development. It is suitable for TRAINING, CONFERENCES, YOGA, DANCE, TAI CHI, DRUMMING, MEDITATION, HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS, GROUPWORK, MUSIC WORKSHOPS AND ANY CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. The studio is 100sq metres.
The studio is complimented by a light filled sun room for breaks and light refreshments. This can also be a working space depending on the needs of the group. The building is wheelchair accessible and has generous parking space.
Croi Anu aims to promote environmental and sustainable awareness. The heating system is geothermal and a reed bed is part of the purification system.
The Centre is available for workshops/training:
|Full day: Main Studio/sun room||9.00am-6.00pm||EUR120|
|Half-day: Main Studio/sun room||9.00am-1.00pm||EUR60|
|Evening Sessions:||After 6pm||EUR30|
There is an additional charge for refreshments.
We have a number of food options available from local suppliers, this varies from soup and sandwiches to finger foods or a hot meal.
Contact us for availability of your preferred dates.
What people have to say about the venue:
“What a fantastic weekend at the beautiful Croi Anu Creative Centre in Moone, Kildare. Mary Pat has worked so hard to make this space what it is….totally inviting, inspiring and vibrant!!! Oh what a joy!! It was Samhain and we journeyed the whole weekend through the limitations and into out new beginnings…An absolutely fabulous group of people who shone like the sun.Thank you for sharing your light.” Anni- Naturally U(niversal)
“When I visit this place I never want to leave- it is so warm, welcoming and enveloping-there is a peace here that makes possible very deep important work..” Susan Cullinane, Community Education Facilitator
Spirit is palpable at Croí Anú… from the moment you cross the threshold you know you are being cradled in Spirits Presence, making it the perfect sacred space for healing/transformational purposes. It is always a joy to work in this beautiful, peaceful space and energy.” Regina Roche
“Croí Anú is what I call “A little piece of heaven on earth”. There is a serenity and calmness within its walls that envelopes you as soon as you enter its door. I have enjoyed many happy and enlightening mornings amongst an incredible group of ladies under the guidance of the very angelic and considerate Mary Pat, making Croí Anú a unique experience.” Ann McCarthy
“Croí Anú is a cocoon of spiritual loveliness, just to have a chance to allow your world to stop. I am allowed to think in a very special and beautiful place.” Angela Ennis.
Mary Pat Moloney brought the vision of Croí Anú Creative Centre into being. The centre, a sacred place to grow, develop, explore, express, heal and create is the manifestation of her dream.
She spent many years facilitating groups in unsuitable, somewhat compromised spaces and as her awareness grew about the impact of the space we inhabit on our whole system, her belief in the quality of work and possibility that opens up in a warm, supportive, nurturing and clear space grew with it. So she went ahead with the build, wonderful people have been using this space since 2008.
In July 2014 Mary Pat completed an advanced training in the Michael Chekhov technique as performer and facilitator. This course had a profound effect on her in rekindling her passion for acting so she has decided to become a working actor as well as running the centre. Since then she has played a number of roles on stage and screen. Summer of 2018 included being part of Camden and greater Manchester fringe festival in Joe O Neill’s new Irish playbook, a real adventure. She welcomes interesting and varied acting roles in the future.
Mary Pat has been facilitating groups in the exploration of their creativity for over 20 years including tutoring Augusto Boal work on the dramatherapy MA in NUI Maynooth. Community Arts in Waterford Institute of Technology. In adult education she has facilitated numerous FETAC accredited personal development and creative programmes. She has worked with recovery groups and using creativity in the area of mental health. She always devises her workshops to meet the specific needs of the group.
She is a certified Sound Healer having trained with the college of sound healing UK. She has also trained in Reiki and Rahanni Celestial Healing. Her advanced certified training in the Michael Chekhov technique was a collaboration between the Gaiety school of Acting and the Michael Chekhov studio Berlin. She has a 1st class honours MA in Modern Drama from UCD, diploma in theatre studies from Maynooth and trained in disability Arts at the Crawford Art College, Cork.