Kilfenora Hostel

Location:  Kilfenora, County Clare

Kilfenora is a small country village

approximately 8 km southeast of Lisdoonvarna;

and 8km northeast of Ennistymon and Lahinch.


By Road

From Ennis (17miles): N85 to Lahinch, turn right on R476 to Lisdoonvarna

From Galway : N18 to Limerick, turn right on N67 to Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna. After Ballyvaughan, turn left on R480 to Corofin and at Leamaneh Castle turn right on R476 to Kilfenora.

By Bus:

From Shannon, Limerick, Cork, Galway : Bus 51 to Ennis then bus 333 leaving Ennis bus station at 15:00 every day, Monday and Friday excepted.

Located on the main street in Kilfenora, beside Vaughan's famous pub.

Phone: + 353 (0) 65 708 8908




-quality accommodations

-continental breakfast included

-linen provided at no cost

-reliable and speedy Internet

-all bedrooms are ensuite

-spacious and fully-equipped kitchen that

allows for hygienic food storage and


-common room with television and video

-library of books to read and swap

-high-speed Internet connection


-information desk

-free parking

-non-smoking facility

-luggage-storage facility

-lecture room equipped to provide

modern and comfortable seminar facilities

with interactive white board and overhead       

projector for groups up to 25

-accommodations for students:

  school, colleges, university, and all

  kind of groups such as botanists, hill-walkers,

  hikers, anglers (up to 46 students)

  A minimum of two nights stay and a minimum

  of twenty students

-bed and breakfast for families

(up to 4 children, continental

  breakfast, ensuite bedrooms)

-beds for walkers, cyclist, motorcyclist,


-peaceful and tranquility of the Burren

-historical town

-private parties and children welcome

-environmentally conscious green hostel

-sheltered lawn area with barbecue facilities

-enjoy a meal in the adjoining Vaughan’s Pub

-launderette: modern washing and drying


-welcomes geology students from University

  of Leeds, University of Illinois, UCD, and the

  University of East Anglia.


10 beds dorm            20 euros

6 beds dorm              22 euros

4 beds dorm              24 euros

double/twin room     26 euros

En Suite Bedrooms:

2 adults, 1 child         60 euros/room/night

2 adults, 2 children    70 euros/room/night

2 adults, 3 children    78 euros/room/night

2 adults, 4 children     86 euros/room/night

Special group/family rates.  Please inquire

by email or phone

Flexible occupancy policy to accommodate

families or groups:

1x8 pax

2x6 pax

3x5 pax

2x4 pax

1x2 pax

(wheelchair accessible)

House rental:  500 euros per week

Prices include continental breakfast

-one euro off selected meals in Vaughan’s Pub

next door

Things To Do:

-explore the Burren

-explore Kilkee and Loop Head

-visit the 7 Celtic high crosses

-visit St. Fachtna Cathedral

-visit the Burren Centre

-enjoy Ceile dancing all year in the

barn at Vaughan’s Pub

-enjoy life in a traditional village

-enjoy fishing

-visit Cliffs of Moher

-visit Poulnabrone Dolmen

-visit Burren National Parc

-enjoy walking and hiking tracks

-enjoy cycling routes

-visit Lahinch surf spot

-visit Doolin Cave

-enjoy guided Burren walks

-enjoy set-dancing lessons

-enjoy ceilis on Thursday and Sunday nights

-visit bird sanctuary

-enjoy tea at “Fr. Ted’s” House

-visit Michael Cusack Centre (GAA)

-enjoy swim in Lahinch indoor pool

-visit Bunratty Castle

-enjoy traditional music

-enjoy golf

-take a day trip to the Aran Islands

-see the Cliffs of Moher from a boat trip

departing Doolin

-enjoy visiting dolmens. cairns, wedge tombs,

medieval tower houses, ring forts, churches,

and holy wells

-enjoy walking the Burren Way

-enjoy caving

-enjoy rock climbing

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