Silence

wonder and retreat

In this ancient and sacred place, we seek to protect the solitude and silence for all who come. We welcome people at all stages of their spiritual journey and invite pilgrims to come and stay.

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Come away to a quiet place all by yourselves and rest awhile.
Mark 6:31
Come away to a quiet place all by yourselves and rest awhile.
Mark 6:31

Events & What We Offer

The place to be is St. Kevin’s Church, Laragh on Friday 3rd June for our fundraising concert.  The concert begins a weekend of events including Pilgrim Walks, Open Days and Rituals to mark Suaimhneas Chaoimhín’s 21st Anniversary celebrations. The concert has a wonderful line up of talent: Well know and talented Rathdrum native Liam Kinsella Tenor; Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, singer and song writer, Beating Time Ladies Barbershop Chorus; Musicians Denis Nolan, all Ireland champion harmonica player, and his brother John a superb guitarist. Poetry readings from both Fr Michael Rodgers and Martin Swords along with music from members of Roundwood Comhaltas Group. We are delighted to have Eileen Whelan, RTE, and Wicklow native as MC for the evening. All in all, it should be a wonderful evening with all proceeds raised going to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association & to cancer support groups in Rathdrum and Roundwood. Tickets are available locally in McCoys Shop Laragh or phone 0879356696. To find out about our weekend of events, please click the READ MORE button, below.

Glendalough Hermitage Centre offers people the opportunity to experience a hermit way of life that suits their own tastes and desires. This may involve a short stay of a few quiet reflective and restful days or a more lengthy time of silence and prayer. Accommodation is provided in single and twin-bedded hermitages…

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Glendalough

 

Glendalough nestles high up in the Wicklow mountains on the east coast of Ireland. It is famous for its tranquil beauty and an early Christian monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.

 

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Solitude

Two thousand years ago, Jesus extended this invitation to his disciples and our hearts still respond to it today. The invitation to solitude is an invitation to come home to ourselves.

So often, we are not at home. We live somehow at a distance from our bodies, our hearts, our spirits. As St. Augustine says, he was rushing headlong outside himself, seeking here, seeking there for the God who all the time was waiting within.

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