Location:  Cong Hostel


                  Quay Road

                  Cong, County Mayo

This four-star hostel is located near the

beautiful shores of Loughs Corrib, Cara,

and Mask in County Mayo in the West

of Ireland.

Phone:        (+) 353 (0) 94 9546089

Fax:              (+) 353  94  9546448

Managers:   Gerry and Margaret Collins


Rooms                Oct-April        May-Sept

2 bedded                52 euros         52 euros

ensuite per room

4 bedded               104 euros        104 euros

ensuite per room

4 bedded                88 euros         88 euros

standard per room

dorms per person   17 euros       17 euros

Room Breakdown:

3        two-bedded ensuite

13      four-bedded ensuite

1        eight-bedded

1        fourteen-bedded

Opening Dates:      All year

Opening Times:

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.   reception

Check-In Times:   Guests must check

    in by 11 p.m.


By Bus:  Galway-Ballina Service:

Alight at Cong/Ashford Castle gates.

Facing the gates, go left on the R345

and take the next right.  Hostel is on

the right side.

By Road/Car:  From Cong (2 km)

Take the Headford/Galway Road past

Ashford Castle Gates.  Take the next turn right.  The hostel is on your right after the


From Galway:  before entering Cong, look

for hostel sign at the start of a high wall

and turn left.

From Dublin Airport:   At Airport Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the MI

(signposted Dublin).  Leave the M1 at Junction 3, then at roundabout, take the  3rd exit onto the M50 (signposted M50

Southbound).  Leave the M50 at Junction 7

(signposted Dublin, Sligo N4), then at

roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the N4

(signposted the West).  Entering Dublin, at Junction 2, continue forward onto the Motorway M4 (signposted Sligo).  Leave the M4 at Junction 11, then at the roundabout take the second exit (signposted Galway).  At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Athlone Road - N6 (signposted Galway).  Continue forward onto the N6.

Entering Miltownpass, continue forward onto the N6 entering Rochfordbridge. 

Continue forward onto Main Street -N6

(signposted Galway).  At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Upper Main Street -N6 (signposted Galway)  Entering Kilbeggan, continue forward onto the N6.  Entering

Moate, at roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the N6 (signposted Galway), bear left onto N6.  Continue forward ion to the N6

entering Kilreekil at Fairfield roundabout,

take the 2nd exit onto N6.  At Monearmore

Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N6.

At Caherlavine Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto N6.  Continue forward onto the N6.  Entering Craughwell, at roundabout take the 3rd exit on to N6.  At roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N6.  At Martin Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N6.

At Lynch Roundabout take the 2nd exit ionto N6.  Entering Galway, at Morris

Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N6 (signposted City Centre, Clifden N59).

At Font Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N6 (signposted Castlebar, Clifden).

At  Kirwan Roundabout take the 4th exit onto Headford Road - N84 (signposted Castlebar-Headford).  Continue forward

onto the N84 entering Headford.

Continue forward onto the square-R334

(signposted Cong).  Bear right onto the

R334 entering Glencorrib, turn left

(signposted Cong).  Continue forward

onto Dowagh West.  Bear right onto

Ballymacgibbon North.  Continue forward onto R345.  Entering Cong, turn left

onto Church Road.  Continue forward

onto Gortaroe.  Take the next turn right.

The hostel is on your right after the cemetery.


-ensuite rooms

-family rooms

-double rooms

-meals available for groups

-camping and caravan park


-free parking

-credit cards accepted

-wheelchair access

-laundry facilities available 7 days a week

-safe storage available

-80 beds available for groups

-free nightly showing of “The Quiet Man”

-conference area

Things To Do

-free nightly showing of “The Quiet

Man” film to residents.  The film was

shot in the Cong area in 1951.

-fish in several lakes in the area

-ride a bicycle

-visit “Quiet Man Cottage Museum”

-visit Saint Patrick’s Church

-visit Cong Abbey

-visit Ashford Castle

-visit ruins of the Monks’ 12th century

  Fishing House

-premier fishing area for wild brown trout

-enjoy archaeological treasures of the area

-visit ruins of Augustinian Abbey

-enjoy several restaurants in the area

-fly fish in Lough Corrib

-visit Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre

-climb Croag Patrick

-visit local pubs and enjoy the traditional 


-walking on the many trails in the area

-water sports

-play miniature golf

-rent a boat and motor

-explore Connemara

-visit Galway (24 miles)

-explore Aran Islands

-visit Achill Island

-explore the Burren

-climb Mount Gable (six miles away) with

breathtaking views of Lough Corrib,

Lough Mask and Connemara

-visit the “Quiet Man” film locations and

take a guided tour from the museum

-enjoy the peace and quiet

-participate in a falconry session

-take cruise on Lough Corrib to visit a

fifth century Saint Patrick’s Church

-enjoy Happy Hour Cruise on Lough

Corrib in the evening

From left:  Sean, Margaret, and Gerry Collins.

Gerry runs a store at the hostel.

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