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What is a God Pod exactly?

The God Pods (hermitages) which are located on the Abbey grounds offer a quiet setting surrounded by nature. They offer a space to encounter self, a unique place for you to pray, slow down and refresh your spirit. They are intended for those who seek God within and who are comfortable in the quiet and solitude this type of retreat setting offers. The Pods are located one kilometre from the Abbey Church. Guests are welcome to join the community for prayer.

The God Pod is a small, single self-catering dwelling. It is equipped with a small fridge, electric hob and microwave oven. Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels are all provided as well as some of the usual necessities such as tea, coffee, milk and sugar. Wifi and internet is not available in the God Pods. Guests who wish, may take lunch with the other guests in the monastery or may order a take away lunch from the monastery kitchen. The suggested donation for this is 15 euros.

Cost & Donations

One/two night stay €80 per night

One week stay €45 per night

Two week stay €40 per night

Three to four week stay €35 per night

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of €50 is required to confirm a booking. This is to guard against last-minute cancellations.

Payment

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.

Arrival time

Arrival times are normally between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Where necessary, alternative arrangements can be made.

Departure time

Guests are asked to vacate hermitages by 11 am in order to prepare for arriving guests.