The Forum

The Forum is a charming, family run boutique style self catering accommodation, recently converted from a Victorian Presbyterian Church and Manse.  Offering a range of accommodation, it is suitable for the intrepid traveler, couples, families or Group.  The venue can be hired for exclusive use at competitive rates.  The  accommodation is approved to Fáilte Ireland Standards.

Conveniently located in the centre of the small historic town of Mountmellick, in the rural heart of the unspoiled Midlands, it is a suitable base for exploring the local area, touring further afield or visiting nearby Dublin City.

The owner Eugene Conroy and managers Aoifa Dempsey and Feena Bermingham aim to make your stay a memorable one.




The tourist accommodation is the perfect rural retreat in the heart of Ireland, appealing to walking groups, cyclist groups and tourist alike of all ages and the hostel is pet friendly. The Slieve Bloom mountains are within ten minutes driving distance


The new independent tourist destination has luxury facilities which include:

Hotel standard mattresses and linen

Power Showers

Ensuite room for those with disabilities

Free private on site parking

Self catering facilities

Bespoke tours

Slieve Bloom Mountain walks

Bog walking

The town is located in the Midlands of Ireland and is the gateway to tourism in the region. Its ideally located outside Dublin with two nearby rail stations Portlaois and Portarlington (7kM) to enable visitors visit both the capital City and surrounding countryside in one experience. The is also a bus service from Dublin to Portlaoise which is a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Mountmellick is steeped in history as being settled in the 1600’s by the first Quakers to arrive in Southern Ireland, namely William Edmundson.

If your planning a fly-drive or self-drive holiday, the Forum-mountmellick is the perfect drop off to see and experience the Midlands of Ireland at its best. The historic buildings retains all their authentic original features. The accommodation and facilities deliver the ambiance for a unique Irish holiday and great value for money to rival any place in Ireland.

Book now, contact The Forum-Mountmellick either direct by telephone of mail;

Tel. 00353 (57) 8697557 or Email TheForum-mountmellick 

Welcome to our website and hope to welcome you in person sometime in the future.

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