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.



Good Friday and Easter Services at Holy Hill 


    On Good Friday, March 29, our service will begin with outdoor stations at 3 p.m.

     On Easter Sunday, March 31, the vigil will begin at 6 am (daylight time)  in the back courtyard.  Everyone is invited to join us for the service and then for coffee in the library afterward. 


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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