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.


   Concert of Inspirational Music   Sunday, July 21 3pm

      Stephan Urfer trained as an opera singer and is now a pastor of the Reformed Church in Switzerland. He spent eight months with us at Holy Hill in 2018, and we loved his singing so much that we got a piano and hauled it up a narrow staircase to our Elijah Chapel so we could hear more of it.  He will be at Holy Hill on July 21 with Petra Slagman, another friend who has been leading singing workshops at Holy Hill for many years.  Everyone is invited to come to hear them sing  the songs that inspire them.  



Friends of Carmel at Holy Hill

Saturday 10th August 2024, 10am to 4


10am Coffee

10.30 Welcome and Introduction.

10.45 ‘My Vocation is Love.’ Therese of Lisieux.

11.30 Adoration.

12md Mass.

1pm lunch.

2.30pm ‘A Joyful Child of God.’ Edith Stein.

3.15pm Sharing in groups

3.45pm Gathering and closing prayer.

All Welcome! Booking via email friendsofcarmelhh@gmail.com

Drinks provided, please bring packed lunch!

There is no charge for day, donations welcome!


Free Retreats for Young Adults

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


Lectio on Zoom

Sr. Ceil McGowan and Fr. Eric Haarer will be speaking to a Lectio group on the first Thursday of every month.  Mary O’Dwyer is the organizer of the group, and she invites anyone who would like to participate to join them.  Email Mary at mjodwyer53@gmail.com if you’d like to join in.  The first group will meet at 8 pm Irish time on Thursday, April 7. 

Friends of Carmel Meetings 2024


We will have three meeting of Friends of Carmel in 2024, on Saturdays February 24, August 10 and November 9.  Visit the website FriendsofCarmel.ie for new homilies and food for the soul. 




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.


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