Poustinia Hermitages, Tipperary, Ireland
These four poustinia can be found at the Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre in Ireland, near Waterford. The house belongs to the Rosminian congregration, a Catholic group that has been living there since 1960. Thirty years after they moved there, they opened up the premises of their main 19th-century building to retreats of all kinds. A decade later, they asked architects Bates Maher to design some poustinia. Set into an incline, they are surrounded in wildflowers and positioned to capture different views of the surrounding countryside.