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“Awesome hostel and great surf!”
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Corcreggan Mill
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We arrived after midnight on the friday but this was no problem as Brendan (owner) was still up and about. We stayed in one of the large 4 man dorm rooms which had heaps of space and a shared bathroom which was more than adequate for our needs. There were ample social areas and a large kitchen/ dining room upstairs where we were.

We went to Dunfanaghy for the surf and the hostel is only 10 minutes drive from the furthest beaches at Falcarragh and Marble Hill and 2 minutes from Tramore beach but there is a wee walk across the dunes to get to it. We hooked up witht he guys and girls at Narosa Surf School who showed us about and were a great laugh. Even tho we've surfed before we got a lesson which definitely help refine our skills!

At night there was a good atmosphere as it was pretty busy with people cooking/ drinking etc. and in the village there was live music at Mollys on both saturday and sunday nights. Good friendly atmosphere and more than enough drink for everyone! We then went across the road to Roonies nightclub but we'll let you rate that one for yourself, its an experience if anything.

All in all its a great place to go to chill out and get away from the city. Brendan is more than happy to tell you about places to go and things to see and made us feel very welcome. We'll be going back soon for sure!

Chris, Slav and Duncan fae Aberdeen

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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We have been there for three days. The hostel is perfect and Dunfanaghy and the area is breathtaking. Thank you to Brendan for the advises to do excursions. I hope to come back some day.

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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Great quiet place, out of town in an historic mill, comfortable, super-clean homey rooms. Beautiful design esthetic, great warm showers and our room and attached bath were heated and cozy even in mid-August! Brendan really connects with each of his guests and is eager to suggest activities to suit your interests and fitness level. He also takes guests on walks to places they would not easily find or understand on their own. He has written a great little book, complete with maps and colorful stories, on walks in the area (only 3 E). The breakfast was extremely tasty. If you want you can cook your own meals in the lovely kitchen. We had one of our best Irish meals and trad music at Arnold's restaurant, as Brendan recommended. We will be back, and this time for 3 nights!

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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Probably the best place to stay in the area. Very good quality-price. Quiet place with a very warm welcome. the owner will love respond all your question concerning the area- its history, legend...

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Reviewed August 15, 2011

If a little rough around the edges, this is still a great place to stay. The owner is also the author of a book about local hikes in the area which is very interesting and a great sport in this area. The guide book in which I found this place said "private beach" but that is not the case. It is also a couple of kilometers from town, so it's you need a car or you must love to walk. They also have hostel and camping accommodations, so it's a mixed crowd. If you're looking for a first class hotel with all amenities, this is not for you, but it is the most interesting stay we had in Ireland.

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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Clean, quiet, comfortable, and extremely friendly and helpful people. Not commerce-driven, but a lot of well-placed idealism. Guests from all over the world and all on the same wavelength, so the well-equipped kitchen is also the perfect place for getting to know people. Really can't recommend this place strongly enough. Plus it's a perfect base for exploring the beautiful and historically interesting surrounding area. Hope to be back someday.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

We went with the 'road less traveled' tour for our week vacation and started in the far northwest of Ireland. We spent 3 nights at the Corcreggan Mill and the whole experience was wonderful. The hostel - more like a B&B - is beautiful, spotlessly clean, and filled with quirks at every turn. From the boat at the hilltop to the fireside stories from Brendan before our visit to Inishboffin, we completely enjoyed the passion about the local area that permeated every aspect of this very special and atmospheric place. Didn't do breakfast nor did we use the kitchens, but both looked fine. I'd definitely go back to Dunfanaghy for an authentic experience in Ireland and I'd be very happy to stay at the Mill. Would also recommend an evening in the very nice village of Falcarragh. Only small drawback is it is out of town (maybe 2km from Dunfanaghy & 4km Falcarragh) and walking on those little roads was out of the question. You need a car and a designated driver (or hire a taxi) to enjoy the wonderful pubs. Would especially recommend the traditional sessions at Patsy Dan's in Dunfanaghy.

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Additional Information about Corcreggan Mill

Address: Corcreggan, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Dunfanaghy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Dunfanaghy
Price Range: $104 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Corcreggan Mill 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renowned for its tranquillity, warm hospitality (not just the turf and log fires), comfortable handmade wooden beds, organic garden and meditation sanctuaries, the sound of the Mill-stream by day and the crashing of waves on Tramore beach by night. We have no TVs or Radios for entertainment. We don't need them! We offer twin, double and family ensuite rooms on the ground floor, and the same with shared bathrooms on the first floor. We also have two self-contained apartments. Set in a natural hollow and on an old pre-Celtic site, alongside the N.56, Beside New Lake, 3km southwest of Dunfanaghy, on the coast road to Falcarragh, overlooking the Atlantic and Tory Island. GPS posn, 55* 10.03 N 008* 00.22 W. ... more   less 
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