Hostels on Achill Island • Bar • Restaurant • Woodland Faerie Trail & Shop • Achill Island • County Mayo • Ireland

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Achill Surf Report

Read the fascinating history of The Yellow Lady and the Achill Outrage in The Valley House courtyard.

Walk or Cycle The Great Western Greenway!
(Scenic and Safe - Westport to Achill 42km trail)

Lonely Planet Ireland Guide... recommends The Valley House in their "Best Places to Stay in Ireland" and as their "Top Pick" for accommodation on Achill Island.

Woodland Faerie Trail at The Valley House
Visit the magical woodland Faerie Trail at The Valley House, Achill!  Come explore this beautiful woodland walk with Irish folk tales, faerie villages, faerie rings, leprechauns and much more. The Faerie Trail is open from June 3rd-September 24th, 2023. 11am-7pm. €3 entry fee.

Browse our Woodland Faerie Trail Shop The Valley House, where you will find a unique selection of Faerie themed gifts as well as t-shirts, sweets, drinks and a range of beautiful original artwork from our Faerie Trail artist, Anna Overmoyer.

Direct Booking - Save up to 15%!
Click here to Book Direct with us and save up to 15% off other booking websites.

If you can't find the availability you want, just email us at and we will be happy to help!

Music gigs and summer fun at The Valley House

The Valley House is an ideal location for parties and functions. We host Birthday parties, Christenings, BBQ's, Book Launches, Theatre & Music Events. Our Bar, Victorian house and amazing Courtyard space make a truely unique venue for your event.

Music gigs and summer fun at The Valley House
Photo Galleries

Summer Markets, Courtyard Music, Theatre, hundreds of photos of Ireland and Achill including the fabulous Achill sights, great days and nights in the hostel, wonderful music sessions in the bar, and images of the 19th century landlady of The Valley House, Agnes McDonnell.

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Group Accommodation & Bookings
We have have many years of experience in providing group accommodation for groups of all sizes and ages. Cllick here to learn more about Group Accommodation at The Valley House Hostel & Bar.

Love & Rage, filmed at The Valley House, Achill
"Love & Rage", a film made on location atThe Valley House and featuring James
Bond star Daniel
Craig in the title role, tells the true story of The Valley House's turbulent and fascinating history.

"Love and Rage" Film Page
"Love and Rage" Film Trailer

Welcome to our Hostel in the West of Ireland. The Valley House Holiday Hostel & Bar is located on the beautiful island of Achill, in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland. Take a look through our site and experience our unique atmosphere & fascinating history.

Read the true story of "The Playboy & The Yellow Lady", a tale of intrigue, arson and murderous intent. On our film page you can read about "Love And Rage", a movie featuring "James Bond" star Daniel Craig in the lead role and made on location at The Valley House. Our Hostel Information page will give you details on rooms, pricing and facilities. Step into our cosy traditional Bar where you will find a great music session at the fire and an excellent pint of Guinness always on tap.

You can find out about all of our own Activities on this site, as well as information on what the island of Achill has to offer. Whether you are an individual or part of a group you will find the welcome at The Valley House will be warm and sincere.

So if you are looking for unique, friendly, comfortable hostels in Ireland, contact us for more information and let us help make your visit to Achill Island a memorable one!

- The Gallagher Family

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The Valley House Achill by night
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Achill Beer, The Valley House Bar


Opening Hours

Hostel Accommodation - currently open Thursday-Sunday inclusive. Open 7 days a week from mid-March 2024.
Click here to book direct for the best rates.

The Valley House Bar
Currently open Thursday-Sunday inclusive from 5pm.
Open 7 days a week from mid-March 2024.

The Valley House Restaurant
from Sept 25th, 2023. Reopens early summer 2024.

Woodland Faerie Trail
Closed from Sept 25th, 2023. Reopens early summer 2024

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The Valley House Achill Faerie Trail

The Valley House YouTube playlist!
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The Valley House Holiday Hostel & Bar 
The Valley, Achill Island, County Mayo Ireland 
Tel: +353-85-2167688
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