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Valley House Hostel Achill Mayo

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The Valley House Holiday Hostel & Bar
Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Tel: +353-85-2167688

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Directions to The Valley House


Taking the Bus or Train:

Coming from Shannon Airport: Take a bus to Galway and then make a bus connection to Westport, Co. Mayo and then the #440 bus connection from Westport to Achill. (There are no trains from Shannon).

Coming from Dublin: Take the train from Heuston Station (Dublin) to Westport and then take the #440 bus to Achill. Buses from Dublin-Westport are also available (see Bus Eireann details below).

Coming from Westport, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus at 18:10 from Mill Street in Westport to Achill. Get off the bus just after Dooniver (tell the driver you want to go to The Valley House and he will let you off a few hundred meters from our entrance, which is signposted). See Bus Eireann details below for schedules.

**Please Note: Sunday & Bank Holiday bus services are very limited and do not drop you near the hostel. Please contact us if you are travelling on this day and need more details.**

Coming from Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus from Garvey Way (up hill near the Tesco shopping area in Castlebar). You will be stopping for a while in Westport and departing there at 18:10 for Achill. Tell the driver you are going to the Valley House and that you need to get off at the Valley crossroads. See Bus Eireann details below for schedules.

Please Note: Sunday & Bank Holiday bus services are very limited and do not drop you near the hostel. Please contact if you are travelling on Sunday or a Bank Holiday Monday and need more details.

Fuschia AchillBus service from Ireland West Airport (Knock) via Westport to Achill Island:
Click here for the #440 bus schedule.

or Telephone Bus Eireann: +353-(0)1-836-6111

For Train information see the Irish Rail website
Telephone: 1850-366222 (International calls phone +353-1-8054244)
Westport Train Station: 098-25253 (international calls phone +353-98-25253)


Fly to Ireland West (Knock) Airport from Dublin, London (Stansted & Luton), Glasgow, East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. You can hire a car at the airport. Ireland West (Knock) Airport is 85km from Achill Island. The #440 bus travels from Knock Airport to Achill Island. Click here for the #440 Bus Schedule. Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

There are many more options when flying into Dublin, Shannon, Kerry and Cork airports - for flight schedules try Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa, EasyJet, Air France etc.

For flights to Ireland West (Knock) Airport:

UK: Ryanair flys London (Stansted and Luton), Liverpool, East Midlands and Bristol to Ireland West:
Germany: In summer Ryanair flys from Cologne to Ireland West (Knock).
Check the Ryanair website for additional seasonal connections to Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Need Car Hire at Dublin or Knock Airport? Try Payless Car Rental.

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Road access to Achill Island is via Westport or Castlebar, County Mayo.

Driving from Dublin take the N4 to Longford, then the N5 through to Strokestown, Charlestown, and on to Castlebar. Take the road to Newport, go through Mulranny village and onto the R319 to Achill Island (there is a bridge onto the island at Achill Sound).

Driving from Galway, take the N84 to Headford, on to Ballinrobe and to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, go through Mulranny village and the R319 takes you to Achill.

Driving from Northern Ireland, head for Sligo, then take the N17 to Tubbercurry. At Charlestown, take the N5 to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, on to Mulranny and the R319 to Achill.

Driving Directions from Achill Sound to The Valley House: - After crossing the bridge onto the island, drive straight through Achill Sound and drive about 5km out the road to Cashel. (You will pass Ted Lavelle's pub and the TOPAZ petrol station on your right). Keep going on this road and drive on to Bunnacurry. TURN RIGHT at 'The Grove' B&B, (road number is L1406 and you will also see a sign for The Valley House). Stay on this road for 3km, go straight through the crossroads (The Valley House is signposted here also) - The Valley House entrance is 200m on the right. The house is at the end of a 300m driveway.

While driving around Achill Island you may find some of the signs do not have the English place are some translations:

Tóin an tSean Bhaile - The Valley
Dúgoirt - Dugort
Gob a Choire - Achill Sound
An Caol - Keel
Dubh Éige - Dooega


The Valley House Achill by night


Valley House Bar