Our Services

Eating in or Out

The Hostel is designed to cater for  individual or group self catering in the large communal kitchen.

Plates and cutlery are available.

If you are travelling in a group and wish to avail of a pre-prepared meal, please provide advance notices and the days menu choice can be discussed and prepared at a cost to be agreed subject to menu chosen.

Sadly, there are no restaurants in the town. However, for a wholesome meal during the day, we recommend the Hares Corner Cafe and Restaurant 09:00 – 17:00 where a hearty meal is always available. Phone first if a group to arrange a table   (+353 57 869 7493)

Local Pubs

There are several local pubs within the town and we recommend:

Maloneys (Central Bar)    Directly across the road. Music most weekend

Tom and Veronica’s         Exit Building, turn right and walk to junction, keeping left, Tom &                                                       Vrons is directly on right. (Local musicians occasional Sunday                                                             afternoon )

The Druid                         Exit Building, Turn left, pass the square on the right, pass the bank                                                   and its immediately on Left

Hollow Bar                      Exit Building, Turn left, enter the square and head for opposite                                                         corner and the pub is located in narrow slip road.

Turleys                            Exit Building, Turn left and walk to bottom of town, when you cross the                                          bridge, turn left and carry on to edge of town,  its on the junction. (Local                                          Musicians occasionaly )

The Hostel management team is committed to making your stay as enjoyable as possible and are available to advise on local attractions and will provide organised tours to your specification. Please ask?

Checking in?

Check in is between the hours of 4pm and 9pm.

If you wish to check in outside of these hours please contact the Forum on +353 (0) 578697557 or text +353 (0) 858836402 prior to the day of arrival and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Checkout is at 11am

Internet Access

Wireless internet is available in public areas.

Fire Precautions

The Hostel is protected by a automatic fire detection and alarm system. Each bedroom is protected by a smoke detector.

In the event of a fire-alarm activation, the Guests are required to vacate immediately and proceed immediately to the fire muster point.

Guest Services

We are committed to making your stay as pleasurable as possible. Please let us know if we can make your stay more enjoyable. Any feedback on where we can improves will be well received.

Iron and Ironing Boards

Iron and Iron board is available at reception at no extra cost.


There are no laundry facilities on site, however there is a local self service laundrette 5 minutes walk from our facility.

Door Entry

The doors will be secured at 9pm each evening. Please ensure you take your key with you at night.

Doctors and Dentists

A list of local doctors and dentists is available at reception.  An emergency doctor call out will incur a charge.

Bay Cots

A limited number of cots are available at reception. Please book in advance of your staff to avoid disappointment. There is no extra charge.

Travel Information

For details of the many local attractions in the area, please talk to a member of staff or visit the brochure display unit in the main hall.


Local taxis are available, A member of staff will be happy to make any arrangements.


Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Hostel.