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.


Free Work Retreats for Anyone Under 30

We offer free retreats to anyone under 30 who would like to work for twenty hours a week doing gardening, maintenance, and housekeeping, and pray with us at scheduled times.

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.