geocaching

Geocaching near Hostels in Ireland

People come to Hostels in Ireland for a number of different reasons. One of the latest activities that attracts people is geocaching. This is a high tech global scavenger hunt which involves looking for hidden treasure while following directions from satellites in space. Our hostels are perfect bases for this new pursuit. Flip the Switch […]

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hostels in ireland in spring

Hostels in Ireland in Spring

One of the questions we always get in An Óige High Command is what to expect in the hostels in Ireland in Spring. What will the weather be like, what is there to do, where are the best places to explore near the hostels? With 24 hostels in the network and a diverse bunch of […]

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A Day in Galway City

It’s nearly impossible to walk down the Latin Quarter in Galway City without these famous lines coming to mind: Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk of a day -I-ay-I-ay…. You have to be one kind of a town to have a song written after you; the likes of Chicago, New York […]

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Cycling from Galway to Killary Harbour

We catch up with Karli the Australian cyclist as she moves on into the last stage of her trip, going from Galway to Killary Harbour. I awoke in the early morn to find the sweet robins singing praise to the new day were replaced with regret and the loud bodily functions of fellow lodgers. Today’s cycle was going […]

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Wicklow Way Bus Tour

Wicklow Way Bus Tour If you had to think about Ireland as a color, what color would that be? Let me go ahead and guess and say you thought about the color green. Of course you did, and not without a reason! Ireland is known, among other things, for its magnificent green landscapes and scenery. That being […]

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Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to Galway We catch up with Karli the Australian cyclist as she moves on into the next stage of her trip, going from Doolin to Galway. It was a good job that the night before my 86km cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to Galway I […]

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cycling along the clare coast

Cycling along the Clare Coast

Cycling along the Clare coast would take Karli the Australian cyclist from Quilty to Doolin on her first leg of the journey. Along the way, she would experience the differences in the Irish landscape. She would see cute cottages, huge cliffs, gloomy waves and deep caves. She would also experience the famous Irish hospitality in […]

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boyne valley

Places to visit in the Boyne Valley

Best places to visit in the Boyne Valley A couple of weeks ago we went on a short two day trip to the Boyne valley, a place most well-known for Newgrange. There is a lot to be seen in the area that can be traced back to Ireland’s ancient past. The Newgrange tomb is 400 […]

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wicklow way

Walking the Wicklow Way

One of our members got in touch with us last year because they wanted to write a piece for our blog about their latest adventure.We are always looking for hostellers to share their stories with us so we were delighted. Introducing Sheila Kilduff… So finally after years of living on its doorstep I managed to […]

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Exhibition of Photography

  The 78th Annual Competition & Exhibition of Photography!   The An Óige Photographic Group is an amateur group catering for photographers since 1938 – it’s the longest running activity group within An Óige. Our Group meets every Wednesday night organizing digital presentations, lectures, Club Nights and a Photographic League for its members. Our premises is […]

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