Retreats | Sabbaticals | Silence | Solitude | Ireland

A retreat centre where people of all faiths can immerse themselves in silence, solitude, and beauty along the west coast of Ireland.

Holy Hill Hermitage
Holy Hill Hermitage
Holy Hill Hermitage
Holy Hill Hermitage
Holy Hill Hermitage
Holy Hill Hermitage


2015 Young Adult Program




Our Young Adult Program this fall will be held from 1 October to 1 December.  If you’d like to come, fill out the application you’ll find on the website.

A Taste of Holy Hill

This video was put together by Jess Mollison, one of the participants in the Young Adult Program this fall.  Enjoy the sights around Ireland and get a taste of life at Holy Hill.  Click on the photo to the right to open the video.

Visiting Sunday (Open Day)

On the first Sunday of every month (except January) we celebrate a mass to which all are welcome to attend. Mass is at 12 noon and is followed by tea and coffee and a tour of our grounds for new visitors.

December Open Sunday

Bishop John Fleming will celebrate mass at noon on Sunday, Dec. 6. Everyone is invited to Mass and tea afterwards.

Laudato Si Care for the Earth Study Group

The Laudato Si Care for the Earth Study Group starts on Thursday, October 29th at 7:30pm prompt and runs every Thursday until 12th November. All are welcome to come along to these sessions which start off with tea (for those that arrive early) and last for one hour in Holy Hill Library.

Bishop Fleming at Holy Hill

Bishop John Fleming will give a talk at Holy Hill on Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, on Wednesday, 21 October, at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come to listen and share ideas over tea afterwards.

The Carmelite Way: A Book Review

The Carmelite Way An Ancient Path for Today’s Pilgrim   Page for page, this is the best book around on Carmelite history and spirituality. The length and scope of The Carmeilte Way is perfect for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the tradition in a shorter format. This one quick read covers all the basics plus Fr. Welch’s psychological insights into how →

Friends of Carmel Meetings

The next Friends of Carmel gathering is on Saturday November 14th, 11am - 5pm. Father Matt Blake OCD will be with us