Kilcommon Lodge is situated in the village Pullathomas, which lies in the Barony of Erris in County Mayo.
Its original Gaelic name is Poll an tSómais. This means “Valley of Peace”.
You might find any of these spellings on your journey to us!
Poll an tSómais
Driving, cycling or hitchhiking to Mayo
go to either Castlebar (R312) or Ballina (N59). You can then continue to Bangor / Erris (N59).
continue on (R313) towards Belmullet, turn right after 4km and continue alongside the west side of Carrowmore Lake to Barnatra. Continue straight on for another 8km along the coast road until you reach Pullathomas ( Mc Grath Pub and a cemetery on the right, Scruwaddacon Bay and the pier to the left). Kilcommon Lodge is the first house on the right after passing the cemetery. You will recognize the signpost
travelling on the R314 you can take the very scenic coast road via Killala, Ballycastle, Belderg, Glenamoy. 2km after passing the bridge and junction to Rossport you turn right at the signpost for Pullathomas (L1202). There is also a round white signpost for Kilcommon Lodge. After 7km on the road you reach Pullathomas.
take the R313 and then R314 to Barnatra and continue (L1202) like above.
By bus or train
for public transport to and from Ballina or Castlebar and Belmullet, check timetables at www.buseireann.ie and www.irishrail.ie. There is a pick up and drop off bus service from the hostel to Ballina and Castlebar available from Monday to Saturday. Check www.mcgrathcoaches.com or phone 00353(0)9787842 to book a seat.
We can pick you up from Bangor/Erris or Belmullet on request.
Pick up service by coach can be arranged for groups.
Ireland West Airport Knock is the closest airport to us (about 100km)
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