Location:      James Street

                    Westport, County Mayo


Contact:       Aoife Carr

Phone:        Reception:  00 353 98 27045

                   Public Phone:  00 353 98 27946

                   Fax number:   00 353 98 28640

Email:        oldmillhostel@eircom.net


Web site:    www.oldmillhostel.com

Travel Info:

-three trains daily:  Dublin/Westport


-buses to and from Dublin, Galway,

        Castlebar, Sligo, Achill

-train station is ten minutes from hostel

-bus station is five minutes from hostel

Open:        Almost all year-round

Rates:        three bedded rooms

                  (double bed and a single bed)

                   24 euros per person per night

                 seven bedded rooms

                (single sex or family room)

                18.50 per person per night

                dorm beds (mixed rooms)

                17.50 per person per night

History:  The Old Mill was built around

1780, and was originally part of an old

network of warehouses that were known as

the “Shambles” in the last century.  The first and second floor were used as part of the town brewery.  The ground floor and

adjacent building “The Forge” were part

of the town’s blacksmiths and cobblers.  The building has been tastefully restored

by owners, Tom and Mary Carr, who, while conserving the old beams and stone walls, managed to include modern facilities

without spoiling the character of the old building.  The Old Mill is set in a quiet

courtyard of stone buildings bedecked with flowers and red wooden windows and doors.


-town-centre location - beside Tourist   

Office, Leisure Center, cinema, shops,

pubs, restaurants, post office, ATMs and    


-clean, comfortable accommodation in

private, family, or single-sex or mixed  


-approved by Irish Tourist Board

-spacious common room - full of charm

-well-equipped kitchen - electric cookers,

microwave cooker, sandwich maker,

refrigerator and freezer, boiled water, pots,          

pans. etc.

-free hot showers

-security lockers available (5 euro

deposit and two euro returned with

return of key)

-laundry facilities (6.50 for wash and dry)

-friendly staff who will help you plan a trip,

find entertainment, and assist with points

of interest.

-organized catering service available for 

groups for barbecues, or meals

-family-run hostel where family members

work to keep the Old Mill a friendly and

safe place to stay.

Things To Do:

-Westport is a heritage town.  It is one of the few planned towns in Ireland.  It has a small tidy street plan through which the Carrabeg River flows.  Westport citizens and town council are proud of their town and have won many awards in recent

years, receiving the title of the first in the “National Tidy Towns” competition.

Westport is the gateway to the rugged west coast of Ireland, and it is just a few miles from Clew Bay with its 365 islands and Croagh Patrick, where legend has it St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland.

-Westport Leisure Center

(swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym,   

  treatment rooms) is next to the hostel

-Westport Cineplex (brand new cinema)is 

  beside the hostel

-award-winning restaurants (list available

in reception)

-excellent selection of pubs with

traditional Irish music

-Westport House - home of the Browne’s

Visitor Centre, historic buildings, boating,

children’s zoo, pitch and putt, etc.

-visit Heritage Centre at Westport Quay

-enjoy walking

-enjoy cycling

-enjoy one of the many scenic drives

originating in Westport

-enjoy horseback riding

-enjoy fishing (sea, lake, and river)

-enjoy golfing

-enjoy sailing

-visit Clew Bay Archaeological Trail-

twenty-one different sites starting

in Westport

-visit Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre

-visit Achill Island

-visit Westport Market every Saturday

-visit Clare Island

-enjoy one of the seven walks in and

around Westport

-visit the Sheep and Wool Centre in


-visit Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre - Tulsk

-climb Croagh Patrick

-visit Foxford Woolen Mills

-visit Westport Linen Mill and Museum

-visit Murrisk Abbey

-visit Ballintubber Abbey

-visit Celtic Furrow

-visit Inishbofin Island

-visit Westport Heritage Centre

-play golf

-visit one of the several Blue Flag

beaches in the area

-visit Kylemore Abbey and Garden

-visit Connemara National Park

-visit Museum of Country Life, a

National Museum of Ireland in

Turlough Park in Castlebar

-visit Turoe Pet Farm

-visit one of the several gardens in

  the area



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