This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Ballintrillick.
Ballintrillick (also spelled Ballaghnatrillick) is a village in County Sligo, situated in western Ireland. Its name is translated as “ford opening of the three stones.” Said three stones are one of several tourist attractions of the village.
Visitors can reach Ballintrillick by bus or car. The village lies at the beginning and end of the Gleniff Horseshoe, a U-shaped path along which you can walk or drive and encounter some of the world’s most pristine scenery. You will come across sheep, a mill, beautiful mountains and waterfalls in the distance. Benwiskin Mountain can be explored further by hiking uphill. It has been mined for barite, a mineral used in pottery and nuclear power stations. As you venture around, you may come across Barytes Mill, waterfalls, a cave, and a river. There are many treasures hidden within the beautiful, almost hauntingly serene landscape.
From the mountain, you can reach Mullaghmore Beach within minutes. Along the road, you will see intriguing ruins. Once you arrive at the beach, there is a watersport center and several eateries to ensure that you enjoy your time there.
After a day filled with activity and fresh air, you will be happy to fall into a comfortable bed in a hostel in Ballintrillick. You should be able to find at least one hostel in the area. Most likely, the staff will speak English and the facility will be extremely clean. Wifi should be available as well. Be sure to pack sheets, towels, and necessary toiletries since there may not be opportunities to shop for these items in the vicinity of your hostel.
If you are unable to locate a hostel in Ballintrillick, you can search in other villages and cities within the county. Your best bet is to look for accommodations in Sligo, a nearby seaport town which happens to be a popular tourist attraction. Whether you like to visit old churches and cathedrals, unspoiled beaches and lakes, or art galleries and museums, you will find it there. As an alternate option, you could use a hostel in Sligo as your base and visit Ballintrillick as a day trip.
Written by local enthusiast for Ballintrillick hostelsJakob Lombardi