Our house nestles sheltered in a peaceful valley, surrounded by mature trees and a wild garden. The house is generously laid out, so you will find plenty of space inside and out to relax, play, read, barbecue, chat and enjoy the peat fire.
Within easy reach you can find beaches, cliffs, rivers and lakes. Enjoy a warm, bright and friendly atmosphere all year round.
The Hostel features comfortable private rooms, dormitories and family rooms. There is a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a spacious cosy common room, free hot showers, an open peat fire and WIFI.
We offer evening meals made from fresh local produce and breakfast.
The surrounding area has lots to offer from long sandy beaches and tall cliffs to great day trips like a guided boat tour to the Iniskea islands or a visit to the Ceide fields interpretive centre.
Other popular activities in the area include numerous loop walks, surfing, windsurfing, horse riding, diving and birdwatching.
We also offer special discounts for groups looking to block book the entire house. We can cater for groups on request and can arrange bus transfers for activities and sightseeing in the area.
The hostel is ideal for gatherings, workshops and weekends away.
In our village you will find a shop, a post office and 2 pubs within short walking distance.
ATM and bank services are available in Belmullet.
There is a local bus service to and from Ballina and Castlebar.
Address: Kilcommon Lodge Hostel,
Driving, cycling or hitchhiking to Mayo
go to either Castlebar (R312) or Ballina (N59). You can then continue to Bangor / Erris (N59).
continue on (R313) towards Belmullet, turn right after 4km and continue alongside the west side of Carrowmore Lake to Barnatra. Continue straight on for another 8km along the coast road until you reach Pullathomas ( Mc Grath Pub and a cemetery on the right, Scruwaddacon Bay and the pier to the left). Kilcommon Lodge is the first house on the right after passing the cemetery. You will recognize the signpost
travelling on the R314 you can take the very scenic coast road via Killala, Ballycastle, Belderg, Glenamoy. 2km after passing the bridge and junction to Rossport you turn right at the signpost for Pullathomas (L1202). There is also a round white signpost for Kilcommon Lodge. After 7km on the road you reach Pullathomas.
take the R313 and then R314 to Barnatra and continue (L1202) like above.
By bus or train
for public transport to and from Ballina or Castlebar and Belmullet, check timetables at www.buseireann.ie and www.irishrail.ie. There is a pick up and drop off bus service from the hostel to Ballina and Castlebar available from Monday to Saturday. Check www.mcgrathcoaches.com or phone 00353(0)9787842 to book a seat.
We can pick you up from Bangor/Erris or Belmullet on request.
Pick up service by coach can be arranged for groups.
Ireland West Airport Knock is the closest airport to us (about 100km)
Open: All year