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'This is an Advance, this is an Awakening, this is Progress, but real progress where you open yourself up again to life, to living'.

Journalist Diarmuid O' Flynn on Wild Irish Retreat

'I ndáiríre, níor chuala mé aiscothú chomh dearfach riamh faoi aon cuairteoir go dtí scoil ina raibh mé....yhey said..."nobody ever talks like that with us, like really talk to us...". I mo thuairim, bhí sé an beart obair is tabhachtaí a rinneadar i mbliana... orthu fhéin'.

David Geaney - Laurel Hill T.Y. Coord.

'To be honest, I feel sorry for anyone in the club here that haven't been exposed to what you are saying, it is exactly what we need and it has inspired our senior team to look outside of itself and impact not just the club, but the whole community'.

Conor - Castlemagner
GAA club

'It takes a certain kind of a man to host twenty men and have them roaring laughing, roaring playing, roaring honest. An altogether different kind of 'stag'- closer to the actual meaning or symbol of it than we might think of these days. A stag is an endurer, a graceful, instinctive, virile, experienced, noble kind of leader. This one man has to be many men in one man. I suppose that's the magic of Diarmuid Lyng and his work. I'll always be delighted that I picked up the phone and said to Diarmuid- can I bring twenty men down to you, to west Kerry, so we can celebrate our friend in the good, strong, light, sincere way, that this good, strong, light sincere stag is deserving of. Come on down to me, he said. And, Jesus, what a time we had'.

Patrick O Laoighre, Musician