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

UPDATES, EVENTS & THOUGHTS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Easter Celebration

All are welcome to join us for our celebrations during Holy Week.  On Good Friday (April 3rd) we will meet for outdoor Stations of the Cross beginning at 3PM.  There will be a Good Friday service following stations.  On Easter Sunday we will be celebrating the Resurrection with Easter Vigil at 5AM.  A light breakfast will be served following Mass and all are invited to stay for a social hour.

Come celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection!

All around nature is reminding us of new birth and a fresh beginning.  The Easter season is fast approaching.  We hope you’ll join with us in this important celebration.


March 28th Celebration

We would like to invite you to join us for a day of celebration and recollection in honor of St. Teresa's birthday.  March 28th is the 500th anniversary of the birthday of St. Teresa of Avila, foundress of the Carmelite nuns and even of friars.  Since Holy Hill is a new expression of Carmel we have planned a celebration / →


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.


Fall Young Adult Program

We will have a young adult program at Holy Hill from Oct. 1-Dec. 1, 2015. If you are interested in joining us, send us a copy of the application you'll find on this website.


Family Day at Holy Hill

Everyone--but especially families--are invited to join us on Sunday July 6 for a mass celebrated by Bishop John Fleming at noon, followed by games, music, and food served in the back courtyard. We hope we'll see you there.


Spring at Holy Hill

Our next visiting Sunday is April 6. Mass will begin at noon, and will followed by tea in Carrowcullen and a tour for anyone who is interested. Fr. John Coughlin will be at Holy Hill for the Triduum. We will have mass at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday, Good Friday services at 3 p.m., and our Easter vigil at →


Holy Week and Easter

We'd like to extend a sincere 'thank you' to  Fr John Udris who was our main celebrant for all our Holy Week and Easter ceremonies here at Holy Hill.  On Good Friday, outdoor Stations began at 3pm and the weather was unbelievably supportive!  Easter Sunrise Service began in the back courtyard at 5am.  As the  time also changed →