Location:   Coomnakilla Road

                  Templenoe,  Kenmare,                                    

                  County Kerry

Contact:    Torsten and

                  Sabine van de Sand

Directions:  Greenwood Hostel lies 10 km west of Kenmare, the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, outside the village of Templenoe, close to the N70 in the direction to Sneem.

Phone:  353 (0) 64 89247

Email:  greenwoodhostel@gmail.com

Method of Payment:  Cash


-overlooking Kenmare Bay with panoramic views of mountains and sea

-oasis of quiet and tranquility

-charm of an old-world cottage with

modern amenities

-five private rooms (three ensuite)

-two family rooms available

-fully-equipped self-catering kitchen

-dining room with fireplace

-spacious lounge with open fire,

      library, and piano

-central heating

-free shower

-linen provided

-laundry and drying facilities

-breakfast available

-car park

-barbecue set in beautiful garden

-drying shed for walker boots and gear                              

-bike parking

-luggage storage

-children friendly

-no curfew

-no lockout

-advice from hostel owners who are keen outdoor enthusiasts

-lovely gardens and peaceful surroundings

-warm, home-like, environmentally-conscious atmosphere

Things to Do:

-woodland walk from the hostel by the

shoreline of Kenmare Bay

-visit Kenmare (6 miles) which is famous for its atmospheric pubs and a range of restaurants offering excellent cuisine

-visit Stone Circle at Kenmare

-visit picturesque village of Sneem

-visit Skellig Islands with 6th century

monastic settlements.  (World Heritage Site)

-visit attractive town of Killarney with its scenic lakes and horse-drawn jaunting cars

-visit Killarney National Park

-visit Torc Waterfall

-visit stately Muckross House and Abbey

-visit historic Staigue Fort

-visit Derrynane, home of Daniel


-enjoy a game of golf at the Ring of Kerry Golf Club  (18-hole course)

-angling opportunities in nearby lakes,

rivers, or sea

-horseback riding at nearby stables

-swim at Coss Strand only two miles away

-visit two well-known pubs two miles from the hostel with live Irish music and traditional set-dancing:

        Pat Spillane’s Bar

        Blackwater Tavern

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