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Lissadell Centre

Moyallon is in a tranquil rural setting, just three miles from Portadown. Set in the grounds of an historic Quaker Meeting House, our purpose-built residential centre opened in April 2006.

Modern facilities in a beautiful setting make the Moyallon Centre an ideal venue for your youth camp, retreat or residential meeting. The centre offers comfortable four and six-bedded rooms with en suite bathrooms. A lift and rooms with specially adapted en suite bathrooms are available for guests with less mobility. The Reading Room can be adapted to your programme and seats 60. The kitchen and dining room are well equipped for self-catering groups, or you can talk to them about catering options.

West of Ireland Centre

The WEST OF IRELAND CENTRE is located only 40min from Enniskillen. The Centre is the ideal location for groups who want small & large numbers in one location. Set in the mountains and overlooking Loughanelteen, this is the perfect location for your retreat weekend or week. July and August are perfect for weeklong summer camps.

In Spring & Autumn we specialize in retreats. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of WIC for your retreat week or weekend. The tranquil surroundings provides the perfect backdrop for times of reflection, study, meditation and personal development. On site there are a number of walks including lakeside, mountainside and Hazelwood trails.

The staff at WIC will be on hand to provide you with information of the area and to prepare and serve delicious home cooked meals during your stay

Visit: www.wicireland.com

Muckross Youth Venture Centre

Situated in the Killarney National Park and yet just 4km from Killarney town centre, Muckross Youth Venture Centre is near to restaurants and takeaways, and just a short drive to Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre.

The centre offers hostel accommodation for 20 to 42 people with six dormitories on two levels. There is a large dining room and the Kitchen is fully fitted and equipped for group catering. There is ample parking at the side and rear of the building, plus grassed areas for group activities and games.

Email: myvchostel@yahoo.ie

Knockree Hostel

Overlooking the Glencree Mountains in Wicklow, this bright, contemporary hostel is set in a converted stone farmhouse. Simple, colorful male-only, female-only and mixed dorms are available, as well as private rooms. All private rooms and some dorms have en suite bathrooms, while some have countryside views.

There’s a communal kitchen, a common room with a pool table, and an outdoor terrace. Other amenities include Internet access, bike hire and free parking.

Visit: www.knockree.hostel.com

Newgrange Lodge

Excellently located only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport and 1.5 hours from Belfast city, at exit 9 just off the M1, Newgrange Lodge is uniquely located within the historical world famous heritage UNESCO parkland of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.

Formerly an old farmhouse, the Lodge was lovingly restored to provide the perfect base for you to venture out and explore the rich & historical attractions of the stunning Boyne Valley region, also known as Irelands Heritage capital. Offering diverse accommodation ranging from comfortable budget dorm rooms to lovely single, double and family en-suite bedrooms.

Visit: www.newgrangelodge.com

Moyallon

Moyallon is in a tranquil rural setting, just three miles from Portadown. Set in the grounds of an historic Quaker Meeting House, our purpose-built residential centre opened in April 2006.

Modern facilities in a beautiful setting make the Moyallon Centre an ideal venue for your youth camp, retreat or residential meeting.

The centre offers comfortable four and six-bedded rooms with en suite bathrooms. A lift and rooms with specially adapted en suite bathrooms are available for guests with less mobility.

The Reading Room can be adapted to your programme and seats 60.

The kitchen and dining room are well equipped for self-catering groups, or you can talk to them about catering options.

Visit: www.moyallon.co.uk

Corrymeela

Corrymeela is a residential centre situated outside of Ballycastle on the north coast of Ireland that hosts over 11,000 people a year, as well as a live-in community of volunteers and staff.

The focus of their youth work activities is helping young people to live and learn well together particularly through times of transition and change.

The programmes use group sessions, experiential play, art and dialogue to look at issues that impact young adults. These programmes can be created or shaped to meet your particular needs.

Visit: www.corrymeela.org

Greenhill YMCA

Greenhill YMCA is an outdoor education and residential centre set in a beautiful 17-acre site on the slopes of Slieve Donard Mountain in the heart of the Kingdom of Mourne. With panoramic views over the town of Newcastle and in particular Dundrum Bay the site is unique with the Mountains behind and the Sea in front, with views that have to be seen to be believed.

YMCA has been delivering outdoor programs on the Greenhill site for almost 100 years. The dedicated team of local and international staff makes Greenhill YMCA the ideal place for any young person to reach their full potential.

The range of new and modern accommodation allows us to provide a variety of residential experiences. The flexibility of accommodation allows for different sizes of groups to be catered for no matter how big or small.

Visit: www.greenhill-ymca.org

Sheep Island View Hostel

Sheep Island View is a family run business situated in Ballintoy in one of the most spectacular parts of the north coast, it is on the designated Causeway Coastal Route and within easy reach of all the major local tourist attractions. The views from the hostel take in Sheep Island, Rathlin Island and the Scottish Islands.

The site is on three levels, a conference and large dining area, camping barn and en suite accommodation and is a popular low-budget option with youth groups for residentials.

Visit: www.sheepislandview.com

Kilbroney Centre

The Kilbroney Centre is located in the beautiful surroundings of Rostrevor, nestled between the breathtaking Mourne Mountains and picturesque Carlingford Lough.

There is 11 acres of grounds that are a mix of open fields and woodland with wonderful views, walks and space for open-air games and activities. There is a well-equipped games room, built in audio-visual equipment and plenty of space for games and activities on those damper days!

Recently refurbished and equipped, our centre can provide for both catered and self-catered residential groups and has bed space in the main building for 36 people with overflow accommodation in an adjacent building for another 18 people if required.

Visit: www.kilbroneycentre.com