Overview of Hostel
Knockree YH is An Oige's newest Hostel building. It re-opened in April 2008 after a total rebuild. Situated in the spectacular Glencree Valley, along the Wicklow Way route, it boasts spectacular views and a walk along the river.
Knockree hostel is located in a fabulous rural setting 7.5km from En
SATNAV - if your satnav supports latitude & longitude:
Decimal: lat 53.1723
Mins & Hours: lat 53 degr. 10.3 mins. North
long 6 degr. 13.3 mins. West
BY CAR OR COACH
To Enniskerry Village
M50 Southbound onto N11 Southbound, past Bray North, then exit left at Bray South, signposted Greystones & Enniskerry, take last exit off roundabout signposted Enniskerry and cross over bridge back onto N11 northbound, then immediate next left (stay in slip lane) before green footbridge onto R117 direction Glencree - to Enniskerry village
From SE (Wexford & Bray South)
N11 Northbound: past 1st exit ramp for Bray (North) turn off left onto R117 before green footbridge direction Glencree to Enniskerry village
From Bray (North)
At Old Conna Junction: northbound turn left onto Old Connaught Ave, (southbound turn right at junction), then left at Old Conna village junction with Thorndale Rd (signposted St Gerards School) then sharp right onto Ballymaan Road (signposted Old Dunlaoghaire Golf Club) continue 2km then left at t-junction Monastery Cross (Texaco Garage) 1km downhill into Enniskerry village
Old Dublin Road( in/out of Loughlinstown/Shankill) onto Stonebridge Road or Old Bray Road from Woodbrook onto Crinken/Ballybride Road /Ferndale Road, Rathmichael Road (right of Rathmichael Church) onto Ballycorus Road, at junction with lights at Ballycorus Kilternan turn left onto old Enniskerry Road to Monastery Cross (Texaco Garage Spar Express) veer left on into Enniskerry Village
To Hostel from Enniskerry Village
Take right fork at Monument (Spar Shop on right), direction Glencree, past Fruit and Veg shop on left continue uphill 3km on Kilgarron Hill past Kilgarron stores/P.O. on left, GAA field on right, through Kilmolin onto Glencree Drive, pass last bus-stop on left, lay-by on right, continue approx another 2.5 km, Brook Cottage Guest House on left, Cherryhill Farm on right.
By car, small coach or minibus
Take next Left Turn (It is the only signposted turn) downhill posted for Waterfall, Oak Lawn B&B and Knockree Youth Hostel. At T-junction at Old Annacrivey Schoolhouse, you are facing a blue pole marked Hostel, signposted on your right for Oak Lawn B&B and Knockree Youth Hostel. Take the sharp right here downhill, over a little bridge, back uphill pass Oak Lawn Guest House on left, later a new bungalow Finns Meadow followed by a blind bend to the left, continue on past Glaskenny Farm on your left, go approx another 1km after the last house a new white building on left, until you see flagpoles on your left and the Hostel on your right-hand side.
The car park is to the rear, past the building.
Do not take the first Left Turn (signposted for the Hostel and Waterfall and Oak Lawn as above).
Continue up the Glencree Drive approx 4km passing Curtlestown School and Church on right and Cloon Oak Glen on left and Cloon Wood on right. The Wicklow Way travels along this road until the next junction at past Barnamire Lodge.
At Barnamire, Community Alert Area Sign on left, there is a small turn left past the Hostel and Wicklow Way Signs (old-style small brown sign with hostel logo, no name) up a short narrow lane (just wide enough for a coach), hedges on each side, which widens out at the top. Veer right and continue approx 5 km through the Glencree Valley until you reach the lay-by/turning-circle at Knockree Hill, which is the Wicklow Way staging point for Knockree. The Wicklow Way is signposted each side of the road. Leave Coach here and continue on foot 300m to Hostel.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Dublin Bus route number 44 from Dublin City to Enniskerry Village. Walk from Enniskerry village - same route as by car
or taxi from Enniskerry village - approx 15.
DART (Electric train) from Dublin Connolly to Bray.
Dublin Bus route number 185 from Bray Station to Terminus on Glencree Drive via Enniskerry.
Walk 35 minutes to Hostel along same route as by car from bus-stop (Brook Cottage)
Taxi from Bray Station to Hostel approx 20.
Wicklow Way route EcoAdventure Ireland Adventure Centre Powerscourt Waterfall & Deerpark Crone Woods & Maulin walks Powerscourt Estate Enniskerry Village - 7.5 km Johnny Fox's - highest pub in Ireland! Glencullen German War Cemetery Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation The Armoury Cafe at Glencree The Ritz-Carlton at Powerscourt Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Pub & Bistro Poppies Cafe Emilias Ristorante Avoca Handweavers, Kilcroney Avoca Cafe & Fern House Restaurant Perfumes of Ireland Bray Seaside Resort 10km
Conditions & Policy
April - October 08:00 - 22:30 Latest check-in 22:00 November - March 08:00 - 20:00 Latest check-in 19:30 Earliest check-in to rooms 15:30 *Children under the age of 18 years cannot be in the dormitory rooms. Families must choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 18 years - please contact the hostel if unsure. * Minors between 16-18 years old must be accompanied by an adult, or have written permission from Parents / Guardians.