our Killarney value break!!!

A great budget few nights in Kerry!

We found this place on a scouting trip in Killarney last year.

A few mums then made a pact to return with our families, and rent out the venue for a last pre back to school adventure!

Killarney, one of the most popular vacation spots in Ireland, situated in  County Kerry, offers a fantastic base from which to discover Ireland’s south west coastline and mountain ranges.

The hostel type accommodation offers a couple of special features, making it an ideal base for large group bookings. It has several dorm style rooms, kitted out in bunk beds, sleeping 44 people all up!

…. There is a number of bathrooms, a large reception area in what was once the church hall, and a high functioning kitchen to cater for large groups.

Super for scouting groups etc. as there is grass covered walled area around the house for pitching tents, and concrete areas for bbq’s etc.

Our group consisted of about 6 adults and 16 kids, and we stayed for 3 nights. Some stayed one and two nights, and the cost 100 euro per family!

The biggest attraction to staying there, was its proximity to Muckross house and gardens, historical village and pet farm, torc wAterfall, and Muckross abbey ( where the kids put down several hours a day free play!!)


the walk from house to abbey, after crossing the very busy kenmare road!


cleo the horse take us to torc!


We had a two hour dash to Killarney town shopping ( and stocked up on loads of art and craft bits) 

Otherwise it was the company of the other adults and kids that provided much laughter and memories!

I would highly recommend this as for large groups ( I think it has hosted many 40th birthday bashed etc.)

You do need to bring bedding ( for the plastic covered mattresses) and heating and electricity is included in the cost.


its a hard knock life for us! ! the tune coming from the girls dorm in the evenings … we all took turns of playing the role of mrs hannigan

I’ve very small amount of pics … Which is probably a sign we were more revelling in the experience and super busy caring and supervising the large bunch of youngsters from 4-14 …. I regret no pics of the favorite spot …. Muckross abbey!!


my youngest at torc waterfall

Others would perhaps make the stroll down to the pub, or for a spa treatment at the local hotel (also a stroll)

…. But this time was about kids and nature and pooling resources to have s killer budget break!!!

And that marks the end of school summer hols 2015!!!

…. A bit reluctant to head into first term, summer being my favorite holiday …..there’s always the hope of a few hot weekends in September!!!!

Thanks to Rachel, Teresa, Martina clodagh and mike, Maureen, Petra … Your kids are all dotes and were the best type of company for my own!!!

…..and ye weren’t bad company yersevles!


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