About Noreen

Equine Therapy

Noreen O’Neill Roche is a Transformational Equine Therapy Coach & Energy Healer at Epona Retreat Centre, Rathcormac, Co. Cork, Ireland.  

She has been working professionally with horses and animals for the last 10 years.  Her passion is to share her knowledge & insight on what she has past experienced working closely with herself and her horses.  

In 2010 at the age of 40 Noreen finally accepted who she was, after the tragic death of her sister who passed away from cancer the day before her 40th birthday. This turned Noreen’s life into perspective, she became aware of her feelings, without judgement or the need to hide or change or to accommodate others. By slowly reconnecting with her true authentic self, she became more aligned within herself and her life purpose & she began attracting opportunities that led her back to working with horses and nature.

The same year, when Noreen and her family entered through the gates of her new property she had envisioned straight away a holistic centre because of its tranquillity, beauty and magic. Her husband Martin who is in the building trade, saw this as a challenge to restore the old buildings and build them into stables and a studio for Noreen to carry out her energy healing work and her workshops. They endeavoured to maintain the character of the old sheds by using the original stones for the new stables. For Noreen she took action and received support from professional people who helped her throughout her journey and who are still helping her today.  She always believed that she would make it work, Noreen believes you can achieve your dreams by having the courage to believe in yourself bringing forth the dream into reality.  Noreen and Martin completed the first phase of their dream in December 2016.  

Noreen specializes in women’s personal and professional development through equine learning & energy healing and provides coaching, retreats, and mentorships at Epona Retreat Centre facilitated by her 3 horses, Ruby, Lizzie & Isabel.   

Equine Therapy CorkThe horses help us open our hearts as we stand beside them on this personal and transformational journey. They help us hear from the bottom of our hearts, where we find our inner power to achieve abundance & freedom, so we can do what we love and manifest happy experiences with the help of my 3 therapy horses.

These special teachers  have proven to be masters of empowerment, creativity, inspiration, and joy.

At Epona it is a spiritual retreat that feeds the soul.

“The lady who is helping to heal with the Horses” Check out interview in Local Newspaper Echo here .


Noreen has studied Reiki Master Teaching & Animal Reiki Teaching to an advanced level. 

She is qualified as a Doula practitioner – natural birthing coach by Michel Odent French Obstetrician.

She was introduced to Equine Therapy Energy Healing and participated in Conscious Horse, Conscious Rider Workshops with Hanne Stigaard, an internationally recognised Conscious Horse, Conscious Rider Certified Facilitator based in Denmark.

Noreen recently created her own Signature Transformational Workshop “Courage to be Me” facilitated by the Wish Tree Academy and completed a 1 year Mastermind Academy Coaching Programme with The Wish Tree Academy. 

She has trained in the art of Feng Shui, Level 1, with Maria Diamond, Feng Shui Master.

She is also certified as a Happiness Coach by Udemy Academy.

Presently, Noreen is being facilitated on a 6 Month “Woman Who Run with Horses Sacred Mentorship” by Hillary Scheider, Equus & Leadership Coach