BEST ECOLOGICAL BUILDING OF THE YEAR
European Eco-Label Lama Award Finalist
Located near Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo, overlooking Lough Arrow and nestling in the heart of Sligo's cairn topped mountains. With open fire and large movie screen you can spend time relaxing in the circular hall or reading in the cosy, glass domed library. Alternatively you can explore ancient archaeology sites or surf at Strandhill or walk in the Bricklieve mountains or do damn all.
As you rise out of the Midlands - and feel the first savagery of the North West - that is where the Gyreum nestles. An 100ft wide wooden telly tubby-esque ring fort, a green and discreet hobbit-like edifice aligned to 3 solar events pointing toward the megalithic cairns of Moytura, Carrowkeel and Queen Maeve's 'tomb' on top of Knocknarae.
Note: The '2 Bed Mixed Dorm' is a two-person tent in the (floor-heated) main area of the building, complete with air mattresses, pillows and duvets.
!!! latest check in at 21oo / 9 pm !!!
(but we are merciful so please ring if you are late or lost - thanks!)
Head North along N4 towards Sligo. At Castlebaldwin turn right main road through and follow the brown metal signs pointing toward GYREUM ECOLODGE to Bow & Arrow cross roads, through Killadoon cross roads. Take first turn after Killadoon on left (on the steep hill). Continue for 1 kilometer and entrance to Gyreum is on your right but keep following the signs. Do not go to Riverstown. That is simply the postal address.
+54° 6' 11.35', -8° 20' 9.99'
(GPS format: 54.103153,-8.336107)
You get to Gyreum from Castlebaldwin, a small village on the N4, 13km north of Boyle, 14km south of Collooney. Leave the N4 at Castlebaldwin turning east:
1. Follow the signs towards Highwood (crossing the Unshin River) until you reach the local 'BAR' with a petrol pump out front.
2. At the 'BAR' continue straight through the intersection (DON'T take the main road to the right), following the sign for Lough Bo.
3. At Killadoon Crossroads (the next one), pass straight through (again towards Lough Bo) and take the next turn on the left (1km later). Gyreum is 500 metres along this small road on the right.
Useful links on 'How to get to Sligo'
Northern Ireland Bus
Ireland west airport
Corlisheen, Sligo, Ireland