Old Mill Holiday Hostel

Address: Barrack Yard,
James St.,
Reservations: Online booking available here
Phone: 09827045
Fax: 09828640
Email: oldmillhostel@eircom.net
Web: www.oldmillhostel.com
Open: All year

Built around C. 1780, The Old Mill was originally part of an old network of warehouses that were known as the “Shambles” in the last century. The first and second floor were used as part of the town brewery. The ground floor and adjacent building “The Forge” were part of the towns blacksmiths and cobblers. The building has been tastefully restored by owners Tom and Mary Carr who, while conserving the old beams and stone walls, managed to include modern facilities without spoiling the character of the old building. The Old Mill is set in a quiet courtyard of stone buildings bedecked with flowers and red wooden windows and doors.

In addition to old world charm The Old Mill holiday hostel offers you, for a budget price:

A heritage town, is one of the few planned towns in Ireland. It has a small tidy street plan which has the Carrabeg River flowing through. Westport citizens and town council are proud of their town and have won many awards in recent years, receiving the title of the first in the 'National Tidy Towns' Competition. Westport is the gateway to the rugged west coast of Ireland, and is just a few miles from Clew Bay with its three hundred and sixty five islands and Croagh Patrick, where legend has it St.Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland is five miles south.

Local Facilities

  • Westport Leisure Centre (swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, treatment rooms) beside the Hostel
  • Westport Cineplex (brand new cinema) beside the Hostel
  • Award-winning restaurants (list available in reception).
  • Pubs-Excellent Traditional Irish Music-Matt Molloys is famous worldwide for its music. A good selection of modern and quaint pubs where you can relax and have a chat with the locals.
  • Westport House-Home of the Browne’s- Visitor Centre, historic buildings, boating, childrens zoo, pitch & putt etc….
  • Heritage Centre, Westport Quay. Find your roots and learn about local history.
  • Outdoor Activities- Walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golfing etc….(information provided in the Hostel).
  • Pilgrimage mountain Croagh Patrick. We are the nearest hostel. Climbed by school groups, singular tourists and those attending the pilgrimage at the end of July annually

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