We are 13km from Beaufort Bridge, 22km from Killarney Train Station and 31km from Kerry Airport.

GPS Details

Decimal: Latitude 51.986365 North – Longitude 9.652358 West

Minutes & Hours: Latitude 51° 59′ 10.9140” North – Longitude 9° 39′ 8.4888” West


How To Get To Us

From Killarney, take the N72 (also known as the Ring of Kerry) and follow the signs for the Gap of Dunloe, Black Valley, and Kate Kearney’s Cottage. You’ll find The Black Valley Hostel a short distance (8km) from Kate Kearney’s Cottage at the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe.

From Kenmare, take the N71 and at Moll’s Gap, stay left and turn right at the next crossroads. You’ll find The Black Valley Hostel (8km) from this crossroads.

The Black Valley Hostel is well signposted from both Molls Gap and Beaufort.

There are countrywide services to Killarney during summer and bus services to Killarney all year around from major towns. For details on bus timetables and schedules see the Bus Eireann website.
From Killarney to the hostel: There is a local bus -Number 279 to Killorglin, that leaves from Killarney.

Get out at the O’Sullivans shop Beaufort Bridge stop.

From here continue over the bridge in the direction of Gap of Dunloe/Kate Kearneys Cottage.

After reaching Kate Kearneys cottage continue on through the Gap of Dunloe in to the Black Valley.

The closest train station is Killarney which is only 8km from the hostel. From here you can take the local bus, as above.
Use Irish Rail information to find schedules of trains to Killarney.
The nearest airport is Kerry Airport which is 18km (11 miles) from the hostel.
You can either take the airport bus service to Killarney or hire a car and follow directions as above.

Cork Airport is 100 km from our hostel.

Shannon Airport is 145 km from our hostel.

From Killarney take the N71 towards Muckross/Kenmare. If you are walking you can go along the Kerry way walking route. For cyclists you will have to continue until you reach Molls Gap and talk a right towards Sneem. After 1km you will see a road to the right with a signpost for the hostel. continue along this route until you reach the hostel in the Black Valley.

Our Location

Located along the famous Kerry Way Walk

Black Valley,



Co. Kerry

Phone: 064 – 6634712

Web: www.blackvalleyhostel.com