Ashfield Hostel-

Location:        Curravanish


                        County Wicklow

OS Map Grid Reference:  T 015 745

Latitude:                            52 º 48724

Longitude:                         -06 º 29330”

Distance from Wicklow Way:  0.0 km

Distance from Tinahely:          2.0 km


Phone:           +353 (0402) 381 46



Contact:         Helen and Noel McDonnell 

Open Times:   January to December

Things To Do

-enjoy the Wicklow Way - a 132 km 

route that spans the length of County


-visit Glendalough National Park

-visit Coolatin Woods

-enjoy a game of golf

-enjoy fishing

-enjoy horseback riding

-visit one of the pubs in nearby Tinahely

  and enjoy traditional Irish music

-visit art centre in Tinahely

-visit library in Tinahely

Services Offered:

Guest Collection from Wicklow Way

Guest Transport to Tinahely

Luggage Transfer to Next Accommodation

Drying room for wet gear and boots


Price per person:

twin standard: 20 euros per person


double standard:  20 euros per person


single bed in dormitory : 20 euros

Payment Options:

Credit Cards:  Visa and Master Card



Breakfast not included in price

Evening meal available in Tinahely


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In response to the growing demand for budget accommodation, Ashfield House has adapted their self-catering chalets for hostel purposes. Three chalets of varying sizes are ideal for small groups of between 4 and 8 to take an entire chalet to themselves. It is also flexible enough to cater for single walkers and couples.

Each chalet has its own self-catering kitchen and living area. Most private bedrooms have an ensuite and there is a TV available to watch in each living room. Guests are welcome to enjoy the large garden outside, with views across the valley to where the Wicklow Way crosses the foot of Ballycumber Hill.

The town of Tinahely is 2km away and has several shops, pubs and cafés in addition to banking facilities, a post office and a laundrette. There are several signposted walks in addition to the Wicklow Way. These vary in length and include the Old Railway Trail, Tomnafinnogue Oak Wood and the Ballycumber, Mangan's and Kyle Loop Walks.

The Store Chalet

This chalet sleeps 4-8 people. There are two private bedrooms with ensuites; one double room and one twin room. A larger common room has an additional double bed and two single beds.

The Stable Chalet

This chalet can sleep up to 4 people with 2 private bedrooms; one double and one twin room. There is a spacious kitchen area and a bright lounge with a sliding door onto the balcony.

The Paddock Chalet

This chalet sleeps 4-5 people. There is a double and a twin room and an extra bed available in the living area. There is a large kitchen with a washing machine.

The Store
The Stable
The Paddock

Walks In Tinahely

Railway Walk:

total distance: 5.2 km

From Togher Bridge to Tomnafinnoge Car Park

suitable for all walkers

Tomnafinnoge Wood

Tomnafinnoge Wood is one of

the last remaining primeval mature

oak forests in Ireland.

Suitable For all Walkers

Wicklow Way

From Moyne to Tinahely

14 km - Moderate (allow 4 hours)

Tinnahely’s National Looped Walks

Ballycumber Loop

12.9 km - Moderate

(allow 3.5 hours)

Terrain: Laneways and hillside tracks

Suitable for Regular Walkers

Mangans Loop

9.2 km - Moderate (allow 2.5 hours)

Terrain: Laneways and hillside tracks

Suitable for regular walkers

Kyle Loop

18.2 km - Difficult (allow 5 hours)

Terrain: Laneways and hillside tracks

Suitable for experienced walkers