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Ballymacarbry Hostel and Community Centre is located in Ballymacarbry Village in the Heart of the Nire Valley between the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains, County Waterford.
Ballymacarbry Community Centre and Hostel is home to a self catering hostel which sleeps 25 guests. The Community Centre consists of a modern hostel with accommodation for 25 guests in two large dormitory rooms and one small room suitable for Adult supervisor or teacher. The large rooms have en-suite facilities.
There is also a self catering kithen for anyone wishing to stay here. Ballymacarbry Community Centre is home to a Montessori, which was established in 2010 to provide a preschool service for the children of the local community. There is a fully equipped gym with fully qualified fitness instructor on hand. This gym is suitable for everyone from the first time user to the very experienced user.
There is also have a sauna in the Community Centre which people tend to use after the gym or if they are out walking or cycling. There is a large fitness studio available for Dance classes, Aerobics and much more.
Ballymacarbry Hostel offer a general purpose hall which can seat approximately 250 people with adjoining kitchen. The hall is complete with a stage area, suitable for theatre groups, concerts, ballroom dancing, private functions, drama societies, parties and much more.
Ballymacarbry Hostel can also arrange for outside Catering if requested when booking the venue. There is also a Sports Hall containing an Astro Turf pitch which is suitable for a variety of sports, for example hurling, football or soccer. The sports hall measures 30 x 18 metres with a viewing area.
Ballymacarbry Hostelr for schools with a Gaisce programme or an outdoors element to their Transition Year programme. Ballymacarbry Hostel can take up to 22 pupils plus a separate room for 3 teachers.
Ballymacarbry is at the mouth to the Nire Valley in the Comeragh Mountains and is also close by to the Knockmealdown Mountains. There is a variety of walks in the area and we have guides should your school need one or just want some advice on what routes to take. There is plenty of room within the building for students to gather together over a meal, watch TV and even play indoor soccer.
There are many Walking Festivals happening in Ballymacarbry in the Comeragh Mountains. Nire Valley Failte, the local tourism association, have a series of published walks and run an annual Comeragh Walking Festival. Ballymacarbry Hostel sits on the route of the famed Sean Kelly Cycle, which gives you a choice of the 160 kilometre route or the 100 kilometres route.
Ballymacarbry Hostel has a kitchen which can cater for a full house, but we also have the option to request a caterer that will come in to provide meals. The hostel is within walking distance from two pubs, a shop and post office. Base your group in Ballymacarbry and be in the centre of the action.