This setting offers a great base for exploring Connemara to the north, the Burren close by, the Cliffs of Moher to the southwest and the Aran Islands off the West Coast. The Burren was listed as the number one Irish adventure by The Sunday Times (UK) in its 19 January 2003 issue. Hillwalking, rare flora and fauna, limestone landscape, ancient tombs and ringforts all make the Burren one of the most unique places in all the country.
There is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, large dining area and relaxing common room with a real turf fire on the cooler Irish evenings. Warmer evenings will often find people enjoying their meals at the picnic tables or playing a game of volleyball. Other features of the hostel include Internet access, a small shop in reception, free Irish movies in the evening, bike hire.Blue flagged beach 5 minutes walk from the hostel.
The original discussion took place in this house between W.B.Yeats, Sir Edward Martyn and Lady Gregory which lead to the foundation of the famous Abbey Theatre. Nearby is the spectacular lunar landscape of the Burren, Ailwee caves, Lisdoonvarna Hot Springs, Dunguire Castle and the awesome Cliffs of Moher, which tower 215m above the sea and strech for 9km.
Kinvara village offers tremendous traditional music in the local pubs. Most evenings in the summer, and 3-5 nights a week in the winter, you will find musicians playing sessions in Kinvara. It is a delightful village with full service grocery stores, post office, fine restaurants, fishing pier, charming gift shops and a mediaeval castle.
Check in time is strictly from 5pm-10pm. Check out is before 10am. The maximum number of nights one can stay is 7 nights. any booking for more than 10 people needs to be made directly with the hostel or Hostelclub's group department.
Kinvara (close to the Burren) , CP: -- , Galway , Irlanda
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