I stayed in one of the private rooms in the "back" house for a few nights. Although the room was nice enough, clean, comfortable, the best part was the friendliness and hospitality of the owners. We had a wonderful Irish meal prepared for us on our last night. It was a memorable experience.
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- With family, private and dormitory rooms this is the perfect stop off for your trip in Ireland, close to Dublin yet surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Irish coast and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Run by an Irish couple, this Victorian house in the seaside town of Wicklow wraps you in an old fashioned Irish welcome. Located smack bang in the centre of Wicklow Town on the river bank 60 seconds from the beach and main street. Hourly buses to and from Dublin and regular rail connections make Wicklow easily accessible. The self catering kitchen is well equipped and there is a supermarket behind the hostel. Lounge in our beautiful common room, relax to music while reading, enjoy a film and surf our free wireless internet. On cold days enjoy a real coal fire. Many rooms have their own private bathroom and can be booked as privates for families or friends traveling together. Homemade Irish Brown Soda bread is baked fresh for breakfast. Captain Halpin’s Bunkhouse is happy when you are happy and it is the staff’s goal to help you enjoy your holiday. Some things to do: Wicklow’s Past Wicklow’s Historic Gaol- short Irish history using actors in old prison- well worth the visit. Ghost hunting- night time in Wicklow Gaol spooky time Halpin Trail and museum- The story of Captain Robert HalpinEasy Time Great picnic spots Do nothing- just chill - pick your quiet spot.- perhaps by the Old Black Castle ruins Good pubs Sandy Beach Brittas Bay or ask about the secret beach –shh! Sea trip to Wicklow head and seal colony possibly dolphins and basking sharks too!A bit of exercise – nothing too strenuous Coastal Cliff Walk and seal colony Flat seaside walk Golf Driving RangeWork up a sweat! Bicycle hire Summer swimming in harbour –daytime lifeguard last year the dolphins were there too! Great Wicklow Hikes- let us tell you about some great walksEnjoy a Local Festival Wicklow Arts Festival Annual, 26 – 29 May 2011 Round Ireland Sail Fest- Biannual next June 2012 Bray Jazz Festival annual Easter weekend Annual Wicklow Regatta- great local festival last week of July and first week of AugustDo something different Horse riding Play golf Go Fishing- Cookery classes- numbers dependentTake a Trip Forest Walk with sculpture/poetry and waterfall Glenroe Farm Day trip to Dublin Tour in Wicklow Mountains including Glendalough Free Stuff:Breakfast- continental- includes homemade Irish Brown Soda Bread, Bed Linens and Duvets, Coffee and Tea All Day, Wireless Internet connection, Advice, Boarding Pass printout. Staffed around the clock- manager and night warden. Directions: We are easily accessed by both bus and rail. Bus is best there are hourly connections. Take the 133 bus route from Dublin Airport or from Dublin City Centre. The train will also take you straight to Wicklow from Dublin City Centre, Dun Laoghaire or Rosslare Harbour.By car From Dublin Airport, take the M50 Southbound. Continue onto the N11 and take the exit for Wicklow Town, this should take just over an hour depending on traffic. From Dun Laoghaire follow the signs for the N11 or M50 Southbound and take the exit for Wicklow Town. If you are driving from Rosslare, take the N11 Northbound and take the exit for Wicklow Town. ... more less
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