Murphy's village hostel is a purpose built hostel with private rooms and dormitories. There is a self-catering kitchen and common room. We have hot shower and toilets adjacent to the rooms. Linen is provided
The hostel is located in the centre of Glengarriff village next to the bus stop. It is a cross from the Park Hotel and 50 yards Quills woolen market. It is also close to the Blue Pool amenity area and the Blue Pool Ferries.
Glengarriff is in West Cork at the gate way to the Beara Peninsula. It is also convenient to the Sheep's Head Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Glengarriff is an ideal location for mountain walking, Glengarriff Nature Reserve has several walks, Barley Lake and boat trips to Garinish Island.
Garinish Island is the World renowned sub-tropical Garden in the centre of Grengarriff Harbour in Bantry Bay
In 2010 it is celebrating its 100 Anniversary. In 1910 Mr Annan Bryce purchased the island from the British War Office. Over 100 men were employed with small boats to transport soil to the Island. Trees were planted around the periphery of the Island for shelter belt.
A well known Italian style gardener, Sir Harold Peto from Sommerset worked on the garden laying out the Italian designed garden. In the late 1920s Mr Murdo Mac'Kenzie form Scotland arrived and worked on the garden until his death in 1980s. Mr Mac Kenzie won several awards for his gardening while working on Garinish Island. In 1953 Mr Bryce's son. Mr Roland Lestrange Bryce left the Island in trust to the care of the state. It is now run by the office of public Works (OPW).
The hostel and Glengarriff are located in the mountains at the inner section of Bantry Bay. It is an obvious place for touring the peninsulas of the South West. It is at the gate way to Beara Penninsula, 25km from Kenmare and 20kms from the Sheep's Head Penninsula.
Walking and Cycling:
Glengarriff is an ideal location for Forest/Country walks, visit to the Barley Lake , the Beara way and Hungry Hill, Sugarloaf Mountain, Knock-Boy etc.
Double Rooms €40.00 (€20 per person sharing)
Twin Rooms €40.00 (€20 per person sharing)
Family Room €55.00 (A double bed and a single bed)
Dormitories €15.00 (per bed) Dormitories are shared rooms with Bunk Beds for 6 to 8 persons
The Blue Pool Ferry operates 2 registered Ferry Boat from the Blue Pool Amenity Area April to the end of October. They depart form the Blue Pool every 30 minutes
From: 10.00AM until 6.00pm weekdays
10.00 AM to 4.30 PM in October
On Sunday they operate a shorter day,
11.00 AM to 6.00 PM in June, July and August,
12.00 PM to 6.00 PM in May and September,
1.00PM to 6.00 PM in April,
12.00PM to 5.00 PM in October
Adults €10.00 per person (Return ticket) Children 5-12 years €5 NB: Ask for family rates.