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 Meeting June 10

Our next Friends of Carmel meeting will be on Saturday,  June 10.

The theme is ‘The Ecstasy of Service according to Teresa and Therese’ with Gillian Coxhead and Sr. Ceil McGowan.  We will begin with coffee at 10:30 am and serve a light lunch.  Mass will be at 12:30 celebrated by Fr. Tony Slingo.  


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 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.