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.



Friends of Carmel Zoom Meeting May 15

    Our March Zoom meeting of Friends of Carmel was such a sucess that we are going to try it again on Saturday, May 15.   We need to invite you to the meeting, so if you’d like to come e mail friendsofcarmelholyhill@gmail.com.   Here is the schedule:

This little Heaven.’  ‘There is no need to shout. However softly we speak He is  near enough to hear us.’ St. Teresa of Avila

‘A day exploring the invitation to perfect contemplation.’ with Sr Patricia McGowan, Fr Matt Blake, Gillian Coxhead and Sr Ceil McGowan.

11 am:  Introduction–Sr. Pat

11:10:  Liturgy of the Word

11:20:  Comments on the Gospel–Fr. Matt Blake OCD

12:15  ‘This Little Heaven of the Soul’–Gillian Coxhead 

2:30   Sharing facilitated by Tony Delaney

2:45  Caryll Houselander, Writer, Artist, Bohemian and Mystic–Sr. Ceil McGowan

4:00 Sharing followed by summary by Sr. Pat





Free Work Retreats

    We offer free work retreats to anyone who is under 30 and would like to work at Holy HIll for twenty hours a week and pray with the community. .  If you are interested, e mail us at bookings @holyhill.ie.



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.