Directions to Valley House Holiday Hostel
Map & Directions
Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Taking the bus:
From Westport, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus at 18:10 from Mill Street in Westport to Achill. Stop for The Valley House is between Dugort and Dooniver (ask the driver for The Valley House stop).
Arrival time: 19:30 to 20.00 depending on day of travel.
See Bus Eireann timetable: http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1299257552-440.pdf
Coming from Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus from Garvey Way (up hill near the Tesco shopping area in Castlebar). Stop for The Valley House is between Dugort and Dooniver (ask the driver for The Valley House stop). Arrival time: 19:30 to 20.00 depending on day of travel.
See Bus Eireann timetable http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1299257552-440.pdf
Please Note: Sunday & Bank Holiday bus services are very limited and do not drop you near the hostel. Please contact if you are travelling on this day and need more details.
Rail services are available from Dublin to Westport and Castlebar with bus connections to Achill.
From Galway you can take the Bus to Westport/Castlebar and connect to Achill.
Website for train timetables: http://www.irishrail.ie
Website for bus timetables: http://www.buseireann.ie
Ireland West (Knock) Airport (85km) is the closest airport to Achill Island: http://www.knockairport.com
**You can get the #440 bus direct from Knock Airport via Castlebar/Westport to Achill:
For flights to Ireland West (Knock Airport):
From Dublin - take the N4 to Longford, N5 to Strokestown, Charlestown, and on to Castlebar. On to Newport, go through Mulranny village and onto the R319 to Achill Island (there is a bridge onto the island at Achill Sound).
From Galway - Take the N84 to Headford, on to Ballinrobe and to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, to Mulranny, the R319 takes you to Achill.
From Northern Ireland:
Direction Sligo, take the N17 to Tubbercurry. At Charlestown, take the N5 to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, on to Mulranny, and the R319 brings you onto Achill Island.
Directions from Achill Sound to The Valley House - Go straight through Achill Sound and drive about 5km out the road to Cashel. (You will pass Ted Lavelle's pub and the ESSO petrol station.) Keep going on this road and drive on to Bunnacurry. TURN RIGHT at 'The Grove' B&B, (road number is L1406 and you will also see a sign for The Valley House). Stay on this road for 3km, go straight through the crossroads (The Valley House is signposted here also) - The first turn right is The Valley House entrance.
See our website
www.valley-house.com for a map and more detailed information. You can find The Valley House on Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/nxu39