This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Feakle. To help you make friends with Feakle before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The name of this charming Irish village is a topic of much debate, but there’s no question that anyone looking to explore the countryside of Ireland can find no better destination than Feakle. Located within the western uplands of Ireland and tucked along the Sliabh Aughty mountains, Feakle has retained much of its traditional Irish character.
Music has always been a strong part of Feakle’s culture, a tradition that continues each year with the town’s annual International Traditional Music Festival. The town has also inspired many musicians, poets, playwrights, and artists. Live music can be found at most of the pubs, taverns, and bars within the town, giving visitors here the perfect opportunity to venture from their hotels or hostels for a fun night out with traditional Irish dining and excellent local music.
Accommodations here are somewhat difficult to come by, as the town’s population is only 800 people. However, there are a number of bed and breakfasts, holiday rentals, hostels, and hotels in the area for visitors looking to spend a night or two exploring the Irish uplands. Locals here are friendly and welcoming, so a hostel stay will offer plenty of opportunities to get to know some of the people who make this delightful community what it is.
The closest airport to the village of Feakle is Shannon Airport, which is only about 50km away. There is a train service to nearby Ennis Town, and a bus service that connects Feakle to both Ennis and Scarriff. Tourists can also rent a car from the airport and easily drive themselves to Feakle for a place to stay while they travel around this unique and beautiful part of Ireland. The area is well-known for its sparkling lakes and gorgeous scenery, and a car rental is the perfect way to experience it all.
Written by local enthusiast for Feakle hostelsJakob Lombardi