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Family hostels in Ireland for half term

27th May 2011 Print provides a range of options for the perfect family holiday on a budget.

Be a part of the action by following in the footsteps of the Queen and the President of America! Ireland has been a popular spot these last few weeks – a historic visit by the Queen, a flying visit by Barack Obama and the Europa Uefa football cup final…now has never been a better time to take a trip over to the Emerald Isle. Our near neighbour offers every sort of adventure a family could hope for – myth and folklore as well as fantastic festivals, museums and galleries, not to mention miles of golden sandy beaches, stunning national parks and of course the “Céad Míle Fáilte”, a hundred thousand welcomes, that Ireland is so renowned for.

So why not take the whole family for a trip away over the May half term with these fantastic last minute deals from

Sleepzone Connemara, Connemara

As well as being one of the most delightful hostels, Sleepzone Connemara is situated in one of the most spectacular locations in Western Europe. Rooms for families range from three to six bed and all have en-suite bathrooms. The hostel has its own tennis court, pool table and mini-supermarket and with the Killary Adventure Centre just next door, activities and outdoor pursuits are available on its doorstep. If it is a relaxing holiday you’re after, the simple serenity of the location of Sleepzone will provide everything you need. So surprise the kids with an adventure packed half term.
- Prices from £360 for a family of up to six for six nights

Valley House Holiday Hostel, Achill

What better place to bring the family away for a last minute half term holiday than the scenic island of Achill. Valley House Holiday Hostel is an historic Victorian house located on scenic wooded ground close to Blue Flag beaches with a 9-hole pitch & putt course and lake stocked with trout on the grounds. If weather permits there is a BBQ in the courtyard, perfect for the crisp spring evenings, alternatively there is a full self-catering kitchen, large dining room and residents lounge complete with pool table. With so much to do and see there is no excuse for boredom here!
- Prices from £645 for a family of four for seven nights

Neptunes Town Hostel Killarney, Killarney, Kerry

Neptunes is Killarney’s only purpose built holiday hostel located just five minutes from the bus and rail station and close to Killarney’s 25,000 acre national park. The activities are endless with mountaineering, walking, cycling, water sports, fishing, pony trekking, tennis and golf on offer - so there will be no shortage of things to do and the kids will have plenty to talk about on their return to school! The hostel caters for everyone with private family rooms and en-suite available, along with an extensive self catering kitchen, a games room and satellite TV.
- Prices from £510 for a family of four for seven nights

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