In 1798, the Battle of Glenmalure was fought in the valley where the mountain hut is located. While the playwright, J.M Synge owned this estate, he wrote the play 'Shadow of the Glen' which was set in the house.
Maud Gonne McBride, who inspired many of W.B. Yeats poems, also owned the house and Iseult, her daughter, lived there after her marriage. Ownership then passed to Kathleen Lynn who donated it to An Óige.
The Hostel is set in a very rural location with not much reception on mobile phones (text messages are ok) - therefore please do not arrive late and advise us of your expected time of arrival.
***No Running Water or Electricity in this property***
Bus: St. Kevin's Bus (01-2818119): Dublin-Laragh, 14km from mountain hut (11.30 and 18.00 from Stephen's Green). 10% discount to An Óige/ Hostelling International members with valid card.