Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland

                    Kilcommon Lodge is a generously-

                    laid-out house, where you will

                    find a warm, bright, and friendly

                    atmosphere.  It is close to rivers,

                    lakes, hills, cliffs, and miles of

                    sandy beaches.

Contact:      Betty and Fritz Schult

Phone:         outside Ireland:  00353 97 84621

                    inside Ireland (097) 84621

Web site:     www.kilcommonlodge.net

                    (in English, French, German)

Email:         kilcommonlodge@eircom.net

Directions:  maps and instructions on web site

                    local bus service from Ballina

                    to doorstep of hostel

Rates:          dorm room:  15 euros p.p.

                    private rooms:  19 euros p.p.

                    (infants, small children stay free)

                    (50 % discount -children over 7)

Open:          year-round


-welcoming atmosphere, beautiful setting

-can accommodate 20-25 people

-comfortable private rooms, dormitories

and family rooms

-all rooms have hot and cold water

-well-equipped self-catering kitchen

-breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals

can be ordered

-free hot showers

-Internet access

-laundry facilities

-bike shed

-free car park

-approved by Irish Tourist Board

-central heating

-catering for vegetarians, vegans, and other special

diets on request

-beautiful gardens, pet animals

-camping available

-peat fire and friendly common room with books

and games

-near hiking, beaches, swimming, seaweed baths,

  watersports center, and island trips

-near prehistoric places and cultural sites

-near supermarkets, restaurants. craft shops,

and pubs with traditional music

-advice on many day trips in area

-washer and dryer are available

-English, French, German spoken

-four-bedroom house available for weekly rental

-special rates for groups

-sightseeing coach tours arranged

-bank service in Belmullet

-shop, post office, and two pubs in village

Things To Do In Area:

-enjoy sandy beaches

-visit the famous Cliffs of Benwee Head

-enjoy Siuloidi Iorrais - a series of

circular walks in the beautiful Barony of

Erris (brochure with map available at


-enjoy the Sea Stacks of Broadhaven Bay

-appreciate the various species of birds

-visit the Stone Circles

-special boat trips on occasion to Inishkea

Islands (space permitting)

-visit the archaeological site in Belderg,

  excavations and Interpretative Center

  at Ceide Fields

-visit Downpatrick Head

-enjoy the North Mayo Sculpture Trail

along the Coast Road to Blacksod Point

-visit the pre-Normanic Ruins

-visit the craft and knitwear shops

-17,068 ml. year-old Rock Formation on

  Annagh Head

-visit Hennigan’s Heritage Centre

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