At the Lakeside Hostel, we have quality self-catering accommodation. There are two dormitories as well as double, twin, triple and family rooms - all ensuite - ideal for families or for longer stays. We can accommodate groups of up to 28 people.
Facilities include a well laid-out kitchen, a spacious lounge with wide-screen TV and dining room as well as a laundry. There is free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and free loan of board games, books and footballs/ basketballs.
The gardens are full of mature trees and are a haven for a wide range of bird life as well as having plenty of grass to kick a ball or play basketball. We have donkeys, chickens, pet rabbits and guinea pigs as well as a well-behaved golden lab Buddy and his arch enemy Holly, the cat. No animals are allowed in the house.
By car on the N3:
Alternatively take the N3, travel to Navan, Virginia and before you enter Cavan town turn left at the roundabout and follow the signs for Arvagh via Ballinagh. In Arvagh, turn left at the bank of Ireland and another left. Take Aughnacliffe Road and you will find our House which is on the right one mile out, just before the lake, Lough Gowna.
Distances to main towns: Cavan 20km, Longford 20km, Dublin 85km
By bus or train:
We can arrange collection from Cavan Bus station or Longford Train station in the afternoons only. There will be a fee to cover the cost of petrol. We can also pick you up free-of-charge from our local town of Arvagh, Co. Cavan or Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford. There is a limited bus service to these towns.