Welcome to Holy Hill Hermitage

We invite people of all faiths to “Come away and rest awhile (Mark 6:31)” in an atmosphere of silence and solitude. Retreats can be for a few days, a few weeks, or a longer sabbatical.


Open Sundays

On the first Sunday of every month from March until December, we invite everyone to Mass at noon, followed by tea and tour for all, especially those who have not visited Holy Hill before.  Visiting Sundays in 2020 will be on 1 March, 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November, and 6 December. 


2020 Young Adult Contemplative Experience

  We will offer another program for young adults from 26 February until April 24.  Participants will join the community in morning and evening prayer, explore the surrounding mountain roads and beaches, and take part in group outings to local places of interest.  There will be  discussions with the Community and with other people who are on the same journey of discovery.  Except for two discussion groups per week, mornings will be free for study, reflection, and spending time outdoors.  If you are interested, e mail us at bookings @holyhill.ie.


There is no charge for the programme, but those who are selected to take part in it will be asked to contribute fifteen hours of manual labor per week, helping  to maintain the houses and gardens.

Friends of Carmel for an Ongoing Spiritual Link

Join us at Holy Hill for occasional contemplative gatherings or check in for frequent new homiliies and food for the soul. Visit the website here: FriendsofCarmel.ie



Our suggested donations for retreats cover about two-thirds of our expenses. We want to keep our prices low so that more people can come on retreat, but if you can afford to donate something extra we would be grateful. Click on the button below to make a payment via PayPal.