The Beginning

image002The Forum-Mountmellick is a new tourist hostel formed from the 19th Century Presbyterian Church in Mountmellick, County Laois. Ireland.

The Hostel is located in the centre of town, within minutes walking distance to local amenities and friendly pubs.

The hostel has links with the local community and walking groups.

The original Church was built in 1855 and the adjoining manse building which now forms the residential quarters dates from the late 18th century. Both buildings now have protected status and have been sympathetically re-developed with all modern conveniences to form one of the highest standards of budget accommodation in Ireland.

The buildings have been refurbished to a high standard,retaining all the original features and is instantly recognizable from the photograph taken over a century ago. It now provides an alternative to the traditional bed and breakfast style of accommodation.