The Hermitage Team consists of a small staff and a number of volunteers. The Sisters of Mercy, at the invitation of the Parish Priest, Fr O’Toole, have taken responsibility for the running of the Centre and providing prayer and accompaniment to guests and those seeking retreat experience since 2001. A small dedicated staff and some volunteers ensure that the accommodation and grounds are kept in excellent condition and attend to the administration. There is a panel of volunteers who are available to lead prayer and reflective walks/ retreats in the valley and monastic city.

We extend a warm welcome to everyone and want to make the Hermitage experience available to all, including particularly those who might have no other way of accessing the beauty and space of the Glendalough area, which has nurtured the human spirit generation after generation. The support of the Archdiocese of Dublin and donations from a number of guests help us to provide this type of opportunity at an affordable cost.