Benwiskin Centre

Location:  Ballintrillick

                   County Sligo

The Benwiskin Centre is set in the shadow of Benwiskin Mountain in the rural village of Ballintrillick.   The Sligo coastline is  a short distance away.  The Benwiskin Center was formerly a school. It was

renovated, restored, and expanded.

Phone:      (+)353 (0)71 9176721

                    (office and fax)


Mobile:     (+)353 (0)87 4149189

Office Hours:  The office is open Monday

through Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are arriving outside of office hours, please call/text the out-of-office hours

mobile number which is 00353 (0) 87 4149189 and inform a member of staff of your expected time of arrival.  Arrival before 10 p.m. unless otherwise agreed.

Check-in Time:  after 2 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out before

11 a.m. on the day of departure. 




-accommodations for up to 28 people

-suitable for group bookings/workshops/

family reunions

-free Wi-Fi access

-free use of laptop

-spotlessly clean accommodations

-two double rooms - double bed and a

     set of bunk beds which is ideal

     for couples and families

-three twin rooms  - 2 single beds and s

     set of bunkbeds

-one dormer room - three sets of bunkbeds

-ensuite facilities in all rooms

-all bed linen is supplied

-travel cot is available

-disabled access/facilities

-all ground floor rooms

-fully-equipped self-catering kitchen

-dining room

-tea,coffee,sugar, salt,pepper, cooking

  oil are provided

-spacious common room with open fire

  and TV and DVD

-laundry service available

-barbecue area and garden

-herb garden for guests’ use

-recycling facilities

-solar panels

-central heating

-bicycle hire service

-drying area for wet gear

-local tourist information available

-private lockable lockers

-private car parking

-open all year

-Benwiskin Centre can be rented in its

entirety for group bookings/workshops.

Price List

A bed in a mixed dorm

15 euros per night

(14.50 euros per night for 2+ nights)

A private room that sleeps 2

48 euros per night

43 euros per night for 2+nights

A private room that sleeps 4

65 euros per night

57 euros per night for 2+ nights

A private 8 bed dorm

120 euros per night

116 euros per night for 2+ nights

An extra bed in a room

10 euros per night (fold up bed)

Whole Centre

1 night’s accommodation is 385 euros

2 nights  625 euros

3rd and extra nights  300 euros

Further discounts available when booked

for a week or more

Catering can be arranged if agreed in advance for large groups

Activity breaks available to include surfing,

horseback riding lessons, carriage tour.

Environmental Interests

-Since the foundation of the Ballintrillick

Environmental Group back in 1992, the

consistent aim has been the enhancement and preservation of the environment.

-Benwiskin Centre has participated in

fifteen annual clean-ups of the environment

-Benwiskin Centre has developed the Mill

Site in the Gleniff Horseshoe as an amenity area with walks, picnic areas and the restoration of the stables on the site.

-Benwiskin Centre has planted hardwood trees.

-Benwiskin Centre has had a community organic garden for three years.

-Benwiskin Centre operates a reduce, reuse,

and recycle policy.

-Benwiskin Centre recently installed

solar panels.

-Benwiskin Centre has a wood pellet boiler

system to reduce carbon footprint.

Things To Do

-enjoy the many walks in the area

-enjoy a visit to the many beaches-

   Mullaghmore, Rossnowlagh, Bundoran,



-enjoy horse riding

-visit W.B. Yeats grave in Drumcliffe

-visit Lissadell House and Gardens

-visit Queen Maeve’s Grave on


-visit Sligo Folk Park

-visit Sligo Horse Races

-enjoy a round of golf

-enjoy carriage tours around the


-enjoy the theatre or cinema

-rent a bicycle at the hostel

-enjoy fishing

-visit Irish Raptor Research Centre

-enjoy shopping in Sligo Town or

Donegal Town, or go over the border

to Enniskillen

-visit Creevykeel Cairn

-visit Old Barytes Mill Site and Nature Trail

-visit Gleniff Horseshoe

-visit Glencar Waterfall/Glencar Lake/

Lough Melvin

-boat trip to Inishmurray Island

-visit Lissadell House and Gardens’

-visit Model Arts and Niland Gallery

-enjoy cycling and walking routes

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