Location:     Chapeltown

                       Valentia Island

                       County Kerry  

The Ring Lyne Hostel is located

on Valentia Island 4 km from

Portmagee bridge and 4 km

from Knightstown.

Manager:        Sean O’Sullivan

Open Times: All Year

Phone:            (+)  353 (0) 66 9476103

Email:            seanosullivanual@hotmail.com

Reception Times: until 1 a.m.


private rooms


family rooms



Hostel:  15 euros per person ensuite

Hostel:  13 euros per person dorm

             (bunk bed)

Irish breakfast for people staying in the hostel is available for 7 euros

per person.

Bed and breakfast:

              double ensuite room for couple:

              25 euros per person including

              full Irish breakfast

              single ensuite room:  30 euros

              per person including full

              Irish breakfast


              5 euros per tent


-bar food and pub on premises

-laundry facilities

-pay phone


-handicap friendly

-family room

-no curfew

-catering for large groups

-meals and snacks for purchase

-recipient of the Irish Pub of

Distinction Award by the Vintners

Federation of Ireland

Things To Do On Valentia Island:

-enjoy sea angling

-enjoy the flora and fauna

-enjoy swimming

-enjoy scuba diving

-visit the Skelligs Centre

-visit the Valentia Lighthouse

-visit the Glanleam House - former seat

of Knights of Kerry exotic gardens

cove and beach

-visit slate quarry and grotto

-monastic settlement

-visit the dolmen

-visit St. Brendan’s Well

-Tetrapod Trackway

Sean O’Sullivan manages the Ring Lyne Hostel.  It has been run by the O’Sullivan family for over one hundred years.

John William O’Sullivan and Sean O’Sullivan agreed to pose for a photo in the Reception Area of the Riny Lyne Hostel.  It has been run by members of their family for over 100 years.

John William O’Sullivan called the building a “Mintel” as in “miniature hotel.”

Dorm room at the Ring Lyne Hostel

Large function room at the Ring Lyne Hostel

Dining area at the hostel

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