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The Benwiskin Centre

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Gortnahoula, Ballintrillick F91 A389 Ireland
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The Benwiskin Centre is an ideal base for you, families or groups to explore the North West of Ireland. The Benwiskin Centre is a Hostel and community centre in the rural village of Ballintrillick in North County Sligo. We are in a beautiful scenic rural location in the shadow of Benwiskin Mountain, part of Ireland's Dartry Mountain range, with the only table top mountain in Europe, Benbulben, within eye view and approx. 5 miles from Mullaghmore, one of the 'Signature Discovery Points' on the Wild Atlantic Way's long distance touring route. We have 8 ensuite bedrooms, 7 are private rooms from double, twin, quadruple and family rooms and 1 mixed dorm room and can accommodate 32-35 people. We also have 3 additional shower facilities / 1 with wheelchair access / 3 fold up beds and a travel cot which are available on request. The Centre can be hired in its entirety for group bookings and group bookings have the use of our hall which is ideal for events. The Centre is an approved venue suitable for the solemnisation of civil marriages. You can choose to have your ceremony here or just hire the whole Centre to celebrate with your family and friends!! So if looking for something a little different, why not arrange a visit and take a look around. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Neolithic cairns, Dolmans and Ring Forts testify to the rich heritage of the people who lived here for thousands of years. Diarmuid and Grainne’s cave, the highest cave in Ireland, is at the famous Gleniff Horseshoe just 10 minutes drive from the Benwiskin Centre. Foundations of an old Barytes Mill Site is at the base of the Gleniff Horseshoe Drive. At Keelogues Cemetery you will find the ruins of an Abbey and there are also Mass rocks within walking distance. There’s something for everyone; 7 beaches for you to choose from at Bundoran, Strandhill in Sligo, Cliffoney, Mullaghmore, Tullaghan, Streedagh in Grange and slightly further afield Rossnowlagh in Donegal. If you’re into cycling and walking then you will not be disappointed - endless cycle paths and walkers trails to be explored.
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Georgia wrote a review Sep 2019
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Really lovely cosy hostel. Was re-furbed July 2019. Reasonabley priced. Private room more like hotel with en suite. Kitchen equipt with everything you need. Helpful staff, ended up booking for an extra night.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jewels154 wrote a review Jul 2018
San Francisco, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
I extended my sightseeing in beautiful Sligo in part due to this great community run hostel. It's quiet, out of the way, lovely kind staff... The location is away from the main coastline road and the perfect spot to rest in and explore from. Loved Sligo and loved this hostel. Hope to return with some family next time.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Room Tip: The dorm has just 8 beds to a big room, cleaned daily. Not overcrowded. The mattresses are soft...
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Mary F wrote a review May 2018
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This is a wonderful hostel, warm clean and comfortable. It has excellent self catering facilities with a lovely clean kitchen and dining areas. It is in a rural area so transport of your own is desirable. The staff are most helpful. I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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SligoRover_DaveC wrote a review Apr 2018
Hornchurch, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Warm clean and friendly (as always - I stay there every year). Check out the new Arroo Trail based at Glenade Community Centre about 5km to the east. Waymarked trail up towards the Arroo and Glenade cliffs.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Rachel O wrote a review Jan 2018
Epsom, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
This will be the third time our family has congregated at the Benwiskin Centre, this time to celebrate Christmas together and with family who live in the area. As always the rooms were warm, clean and comfortable, and as we mostly hire the centre exclusively we had all the space we needed for five family groups. The kitchen and dining area has a big enough fridge and freezer, and cooking equipment to accommodate our needs. The staff are always helpful and very friendly, even over the Christmas period. Looking forward to our next stay there!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$54 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty SligoBallintrillick
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benwiskin Centre
Which popular attractions are close to The Benwiskin Centre?
Nearby attractions include Benbulben (7.4 km), Gleniff Horseshoe (5.0 km), and Creevykeel Court Tomb (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benwiskin Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Benwiskin Centre?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at The Benwiskin Centre?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benwiskin Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benwiskin Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Courthouse Restaurant, Harrison's Bar and Restaurant, and Eithna's by the Sea.
Is The Benwiskin Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ballintrillick.
Are there any historical sites close to The Benwiskin Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Creevykeel Court Tomb (6.9 km).
Is The Benwiskin Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.