Location:   The Cnocnafeola Centre

                   Atticall, Kilkeel, County Down,

                   Northern Ireland


The Cnocnafeola Centre is located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains between Spelga Dam and the Silent Valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  It is situated amidst beautiful valleys and forests, and overlooking a dramatic coastline of cliffs and long sandy beaches.

Contact:     Mairead White


Phone:        02841765859  ( 9a.m.-5 p.m.)

                   02841762952  (after 5 p.m.)

Mobile:       07918197000

Web Site:    www.mournehostel.com

Email:        info@mournehostel.com

Directions to Hostel:

From Dublin:  Follow directions for North/Belfast.  You will cross into Northern Ireland shortly after the Dundalk bypass (there are no customs or border markings) then follow signs into Newry City Centre.  From Newry, take

the A2 to Warrenpoint, through Rostrevor and follow

road for Kilkeel.  After approximately six miles

heading towards Kilkeel, there is a signpost for a left

turn to Atticall.  (The signpost is on the right hand side

of the road pointing to a left turn, signpost also has

B&B and community centre on it.  Follow road for three miles into Atticall village, go past church stop and

school on the left and the centre is also on the left

immediately after the school.

From Belfast:

Follow directions for Newcastle.  From Newcastle,

continue along coast, taking the A2 to Kilkeel.  In

Kilkeel, continue into the centre of town, on the hill

just before the traffic lights, there is a small road on the

right signposted for Atticall (Mountain Road).  Follow

this road for approximately three miles until you come

to a left turn signposted Atticall.  Follow road down

towards village and hostel is on the right entering the


If coming through the Spelga Pass from Hilltown or

Castlewellan, follow the road towards Kilkeel,

pass Cnocnafeola Wood on the right and

continue until right turn signposted Atticall.  Take road down towards village and centre is on the right entering

the village.

Types of Rooms Available:

The Cnocnafeola Centre has accommodations for

31 people in a variety of private and shared rooms.

All bedrooms are ensuite with modern facilities

and hot showers.

-private (two people ensuite)

-twin  (ensuite)

-double and single (ensuite)

-family rooms - (ensuite)  4 beds,

- 8 bed dorm (ensuite)


-shared rooms ( 4 or more sharing)   15 pounds p.p.

-private rooms ( 2 sharing)                18 pounds p.p.

-private rooms (single occupancy)    23 pounds p.p.

-group rate (20 +) ( shared rooms)    14 pounds p.p.

-conference room                              20 pounds per hour


sheets                                                   2 pounds

sleeping sheet                                      1 pound

sleeping bag                                         1 pound

towels                                                   1 pound

Guests are welcome to bring their own sheets,

towels, and sleeping bags


Opening Dates:                                      all year

Reception Time:                                    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                                         (out of hours can be arranged)


-Cnocnafeola Centre is a community project run

by members of the local community.  The Centre is

a registered charity and all proceeds raised are put

back into the local community.

-restaurant (with a seating capacity of 40 people) which specializes in locally-grown, good quality home-cooked food at reasonable prices.  It is one of the key selling

points of the Centre as it specializes in fresh, home-cooked food.  Menus are tailored to suit the needs of guests.  Catering services are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

-a large, spacious conference room is available for conferences, training, meetings, etc. for approximately

forty people.  It is fitted with fridge, toilets, sink,

kettle, and crockery.  Flip chart and projector are


The Cnocnafeola Centre has been awarded the

STEM award for their commitment and positive

actions to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  They use

renewable energy, run efficiently, monitor

consumption, and grow their herbs organically.

Fresh local produce is used in the restaurant

and Fair Trade Products are used where

appropriate.  They also use bio-degradable

detergents and cleaning materials.  Guests are

asked to participate in their environmental


-all bedrooms are en suite

-all beds are full sized beds with comfortable mattresses

-two fully-equipped self-catering kitchens

-television lounge with comfortable sofas and easy chairs

-free secure parking

-secure yard for bicycles

-drying room.  (laundry room extra charge).

-disabled access for two downstairs rooms with shower 


-zoned central heating and hot water

-lockers and secure storage


-free Internet access

-provides local advice on walks and activities

-sells walking guides and aerial maps of the Mournes

-a comprehensive local guide is placed in each room

for use by guests

Things To Do In The Area:

-hill walking and climbing




-mountain biking

-mountain boarding

-walking guides

-enjoy traditional music in the area

-visit restaurants and pubs in Hilltown, Rostrevor,


-visit cinema in Kilkeel and Multipix in Newry

-visit Leisureplex in Kilkeel

-visit amusement arcades in Newcastle and 


-visit Tropicana Outdoor Fun Pool in


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