Location:      Lauragh, Kenmare       

                      County Kerry

Glanmore Lake Hostel is an old school

house that is located at the foot of the

Tim Healy Pass.  It is near the Beara Way

in the Beara Peninsula.  The Healy Pass

is situated between Adrigole and Lauragh and is famous for the most stunning scenery in  Ireland on a good day.

Manager:        Eileen O’Shea

Phone:             (+) 353 (0) 64-83181

Open:            May 27-Sept 30

Rooms:            6 bed                  1

                          8 bed                   1

                          10 bed                 2

                Total # Beds              34


Rooms                Oct-April        May-Sept

Under 18’s             12 euros        13 euros

Over 18’s                15 euros        16 euros

Open Times:             5 p.m. - 10 a.m.

Check-In Times:                5 p.m.


Road/Car:  From Kenmare turn right at

Sound Bridge onto R571.  Follow signs to

Lauragh.  Hostel is 4km from Lauragh.

Bus:  Killarney to Castletownbere

        (summer:  June 28 to August 30)

        Alight at Lauragh which is 4km from

        the youth hostel.

        Harrington Bus Co.  (027-74003)  

        offers a special price for Hostelling

        International Members (with a card)

        and runs from Cork (6 p.m.) from

        opposite the Bus Station at Parnell

        Place, opposite Mulliogan’s Bar, to

        Ardgroom.  From here, take a taxi

        (Approximately 16.50 euros) 13 km

        to the youth hostel or walk 5 km

        from Lauragh on the R274.

Rail:  Killarney  56km

Ferry:  Cork or Rosslare

Air:    Kerry or Cork Airport


  1. -quaint two-story hostel is beautifully

   situated in a quiet rural valley on the

   southwestern shore of Glanmore Lake

-charming hostel with four dorm rooms

-self-catering facilities

-hot showers

-welcoming reception

-fire in common room

-spacious rooms

-free parking

Things To Do:

-enjoy cycling


-play golf

-water sports

-horse riding

-visit Dereen Gardens (4 km from hostel)

-visit Star Sailing Adventure Centre (6km

from hostel)

-Seafari Seal Watching Cruise

-Adopt-a-Sheep Kissane Sheep Farm

-Derrynane House

-Muckross House, Gardens, and

  Traditional Farms

-visit pub

-visit Josie’s Restaurant, five minute

walk from the hostel

-visit Gleninchaquin Park in Kenmare

-rent a bicycle

-visit Adrigole Arts (fine arts and crafts)

-visit Allihies Copper Mine Museum

-visit Dursey Island on the Dursey Island Cable Car

-visit Call of the Sea - Castletownbere

-visit Garinish Island

-visit Bantry House and Gardens

Eileen O’Shea and her husband have looked over the Glanmore Lake Hostel since 1970.

Each night when guests arrive Eileen lights a fire for their enjoyment.

The Glanmore Lake Hostel was previously a school that operated from 1880 until 1969.

Back to LIST of Unique Hostels in Ireland../Main/List_of_Unique_Ireland_Hostels.html../Main/List_of_Unique_Ireland_Hostels.html../Main/List_of_Unique_Ireland_Hostels.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1