Glencomeragh Hermitages - Spiritual Retreat In IrelandGlencomeragh  

Run by the Rosminian Order of the Catholic Church, the Glencomeragh Hermitages are part of a wider complex that includes a lovely country house converted for use by those seeking a spiritual retreat.

The hermitages are functional, modern constructions set on stilts on the lush Irish hillside.

Type: Design   Nature
Location: Clonmel  Ireland  West Europe
Glencomeragh Hermitages

They are made mainly from wood and steel and have large windows where natural views inspire spiritual contemplation.

Glencomeragh Hermitages wooden hut next to the river

The huts are designed to represent the human being. The solid mass of wood, furnishings, and kitchen is the ‘body’. The internal heart is represented by a small courtyard encased in glass at the center of the house.

Glencomeragh Hermitages living room

Light streams into this center like God’s love for every human soul.

Glencomeragh Hermitages interior

Each hut has a slightly different courtyard reflecting the uniqueness of every person.

Glencomeragh Hermitages design details

This is where the huts take their names: Cluain Sholais (meadow of light), Cloch Sholais (Stone of light), Crann Solais (tree of light), and Uisce Solais (water of light).

Glencomeragh Hermitages views

These remarkable self-catering huts are inexpensive and perfect for spiritual activities that require solitary contemplation.

GLENCOMERAGH HOUSE, Kilsheelan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland