God Pods

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 setting offers. With this in mind, a minimum stay of three nights is recommended. For this reason also we have decided not to include wireless services. 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. In the event that you may need wifi/internet, it may be advisable to have a modem of your own.

Guide regarding Donation

A suggested donation of €55 per night can be made by cash, cheque or credit card at monastery reception.

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.


If you would like to stay at the God Pods then please email us at guestmaster@glenstal.com or call 061 621005 for more details.