mng.ie visited the Errigal Hostel last week, and met with Andrea, the manager of the hostel. Andrea kindly took some time out to have a chat and show us around. What a truly magnificent spot. Driving by so many times, but never actually stopping to get a closer look at this mighty 5* hostel, we were well impressed!
The view out each window, was nothing short of stunning, being at the foot of Errigal mountain and opposite the Poison Glen. This hostel can sleep 60. They have a range of rooms, doubles, twins and family rooms with mezzanine layout. Particularly appreciated the use of space, spacious yet minimal but rather cosy and cool too.
The artwork on the walls, was also very impressive, hosting works from local artists such as Ian Gordon and Caitriona Quill, it was hard not to stop and stare.
Andrea herself was keen to talk about the hostel and who they expect to host in 2013, with Germany featuring often, the hostel finds that August are the busiest times for them. A feature not to overlook is the fact that Errigal Hostel prides themselves on being Green Green Green and has been awarded The EU ECO Flower for their commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the local environment. Well done indeed!
This is a great spot for any visitors coming to Donegal’s Gaeltacht between march and October, and especially for Abhaile – The Homecoming, on the 13th July.
Andrea, herself a longtime Clannad and Altan fan, has her ticket already “I wasn’t going to wait till the last minute” she said, and will be joined by a group of friends from down the country, also fans, for the historic event and Donegal Airport. Great to hear these crowds gathering together for this!
Errigal hostel is open from 1st March to 31st October, lets spread the word, this place is fantastic.