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  14 October

    Our next meeting of Friends of Carmel will celebrate St. Teresa of Avila; The Great Woman of Prayer.    Everyone is welcome to join us.  

Saturday 14 th October 2023, 10.30am – 4pm

10.30 Coffee

11am Welcome/introduction with Sr Pat

11.15 Talk ‘Teresa and The Samaritan Woman’ Gillian Coxhead

12.00 Adoration
12.30 Mass
1.30 Soup lunch

2.30pm Why Men Love St. Teresa
Tony Delaney
Br. Thomas Crutcher

3.15 Sharing and Reflection

3.45 Closing Prayer

If you’d like to come, email friendsofcarmelholyhill@gmail.com.


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.