Jamaica Inn hostel is 12km east of Shannon Airport and is the closest hostel to the airport. It is located in the small village of Sixmilebridge (pop. 1400).
It is also 16km north of Limerick city (which is a major transport hub) and 18km south of Ennis, a pleasant market town.
How do I get there?
See directions to hostel box below
Will it be open?
Reception is open from 08.30 to 22.00. If you are arriving earlier or later, let us know by phone , by fax or email.
What's it like?
The hostel can accommodate 55 people in private rooms and dormitories. All bed-linen is provided. Towels are provided in the private rooms.
The hostel was built in 1997 and is quiet, comfortable and clean.
The hostel has a reception desk with local tourism & transport info, a large common room with free wi-fi, TV, table football and board games. There is also a self catering kitchen, a laundry, a drying room for wet clothes, a store for bicycles and a store for left luggage.
What can I do there?
Within 8km of the hostel is Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Cragganowen Celtic village. Also nearby are Forest Parks, a Walking Route over the Clare Hills and Horse Riding Stables. We can also organise day long bus tours of the Burren.
What's in Sixmilebridge?
Sixmilebridge is a small village and has shops, a post office, a pharmacy, a library with free internet access, a bank with currency exchange, an ATM, 5 restaurants and 7 pubs!
Sixmilebridge is famous for producing winning hurling teams and has a traditional and folk music club.
It's owned by a multinational with the HQ in some tax haven, right?
Wrong! The owners are Michael & Nuala who gave up their jobs and houses in Dublin and came to Clare for a different life. They, with their two dogs (Bob and Marley), offer a warm welcome to all their visitors alike.