O'Donnell's Celtic Fort Hostel is an old type farmhouse which has been extensively renovated with all mod cons
Free WIFI at, Fairy Fort Farm, The \' Blue Star\', Hostel is situated on a small farm at Summerhill, Borrisoleigh, and is a variety of accommodations including a new bungalow with en-suite, private rooms, some with double bed and some with single beds. Also large 6 bed family room, mix dorm, etc. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while using the wifi up the lane at the owners house, This is free to guests !
There is also a charming little \' love nest \', an old style whitewashed farm cottage which has been extensively renovated with all mod cons. It combines the best of the old with modern cooking, comfortable Double bed and is a good place for some peace and quiet. Also visit our friendly animals, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks etc, at the farmyard. FREE to guests !
We speak English and Irish (Gaelic) and are also very interested in other languages and customs. We also love a singsong!
Guests will also have the opportunity of seeing the Celtic \'Stone Age\' type hut which is situated on the ancient Rath or Fairy Fort. You may also see the \'Leaba an Leprechaun\' or \'Tomb of the Unknown Leprechaun\'.
E-mail us or call for further information once you have made a reservation.
What to do: Just relax and chill out far away from the buzz of modern day living. Enjoy the horses and ponies.
On the farm we have Poultry, Ducks, goats, pigs, etc, with more on the way.
(The Farm is now open for visitors and we offer our hostel guests Free admission)
Dig some potters clay from the streams on the farm and try your hand at molding some pots or other artifacts. A great way to unwind!
There is a really nice romantic walk round the farm, with wild flowers, violets, buttercups woodbines and many more including Meadow and wetland varieties.
Some lovely Picnic Spots! Fresh Water Streams, old Oak Trees etc.
You might like to visit a real Irish traditional sing along pub. Well no problem here, have a go at playing the tin whistle or bodhran; you\'ll find the locals both friendly and encouraging. For lovers of ballroom dancing there are various venues. Music ranges from Country and Irish through to up to the minute dance and pop, with also Festivals in the various towns and villages.
If you like lakes, well we\'re only about 35 minutes by car from Lough Derg, the largest lake in the Irish Republic and only 15 minutes from Templemore Lake. (Great for Angling)
For Tennis there are two excellent tarmac courts in the local village
Golf: Play on the 18-hole championship in Thurles or the 18 hole course in Templemore
Fishing - The River Suir offers trout and salmon fishing. Templemore Lake is famous for its large pike and other coarse fish.
Equestrian: Tipperary is great horsey country, and if you haven\'t tried riding before, there is expert tuition available locally.
Pitch & putt - Available in Thurles or Templemore
Gaelic games: Watch one of Ireland\'s thrilling native sports (Hurling or Football) which is played regularly at the local park.
Water sports: Try windsurfing on Lough Derg. You can also go swimming in pure spring water in the local Clodiagh River.
Walks - Quiet country roads & lane ways, or just ramble through fields and meadows
Hang gliding - The local Devil\'s Bit Mountain is recommended as a suitable site (Equipment not supplied)
Whether you want to simply relax at the hostel, or have an activity filled holiday, memories are made to last here.