New Hostel in Cork City

An Óige are pleased to announce that they have a new franchise hostel opening in Cork City on April 8th. Popular city centre hostel, Sheila’s Hostel will take over from the Cork International Hostel as An Óige’s premier city centre hostel in Cork. Marketing Manager Roy Murray said “We have been waiting six years to…

Rebel Hostels in Ireland

There are plenty of rebel hostels in Ireland – buildings that have direct links to the 1916 Rising and its aftermath. In this article we turn our attention to our hostels which have rebel connections with that period of Irish history. Rebel Hostels in Wicklow Glenmalure Hostel in County Wicklow is in mountain country. It…

New hostel announcement!

  After months of negotiations, An Óige are delighted to announce that they will be opening the Newgrange Passage Mound as a hostel this year. They are no strangers to the re-utilisation of spaces.In the past they have had castles, coastguard stations, telegraph stations, breweries and schools. The organisation is known for finding and managing…

The Secret of Trá na Rosann

  Here you can read the story of Roberta, an Italian girl who comes to Trá na Rosann Hostel every year to volunteer. She will tell you how she fell in love with the county Donegal and how she found home in Trá Na Rosann Hostel. Read, and just wander off for a little bit… I first…

Volunteer Tammie

  A German girl working in a remote hostel in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.. How did she end up here, what is she doing and what drives her to travel the world and discover new places? In Knockree Hostel I spoke with Tammie from Frankfurt, Germany. She is 18 years old and has been…

Group Trip Tips

I have great memories of adventures with groups from when I was young. I was the child that went on every trip I could. I loved group activities, in school and clubs after school. Now I am older I still get to go away, but this time I bring groups of young people with me. Still awesome…

Invitation to 2016 AGM

To all members, It is with tremendous pride that I can invite all members to the An Óige AGM which will take place on Wednesday 27th of April at 8pm at our Dublin International Youth Hostel. I have recently been elected as Chairperson of An Óige’s board at an exciting time for the Association. As…