Polices and Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Costs

There are two additional costs on arrival depending on where you are staying.

If you are staying in the Dorm or one of the cabins we ask for a €5 key deposit per key which is refundable at the end of your stay once you have returned each of the keys.  Key deposits must be paid in cash.

Also if staying in the Dorm or one of the cabins there is a €20 cleaning deposit required which is refundable at the end of your stay if the space is left in the same state that you find it and nothing has been broken.  Cleaning deposits must be paid in cash.

Advance Bookings

You must book in advance! So let us know your plans as soon as possible.  Use the ‘booking form’ section of this site to put in an event proposal. Please use the ‘contact us’ section of this site to communicate and secure your booking. Once you have confirmed with us you must pay in advance using the ‘Payments’ section of this site.

Age Limits

Anyone 14 or over is charged as an adult.


You are welcome to bring alcohol as long as you are aware and respectful towards other guests, especially those with small children.  The communal kitchen is well-equipped with cork screws and bottle openers.


Please advise in advance if you wish to bring any pets.

Arrivals – Camping

If you arrive after the information centre is closed – then there will either be a notice on the information centre door with your pitch number or a phone number to call – if there is no pitch number then please call the number as you may be pitching on an already taken pitch.

Arrivals – Cabins and Dorms

If, when you arrive the information centre is shut, there will be a notice on the back door telling you where to go to find the member of staff who is on call and contact numbers.

BBQs & Camp Fires

We do allow camp fires at An Domhan iliocht, however you must use the allocated firepits. We do allow disposable BBQ’s or your own portable ones – these will need to be lifted off the ground and we provide bricks to do so. We do have a few metal BBQ’S if you wish to use these you will need to ask a member of staff to provide you with one.  Don’t worry, you can buy charcoal at our Information Centre.

Bedding and Towels

You will need to provide your own bedding and towels; however bedding and towels can be provided at an extra cost.

Booking Procedures

An Domahn Iliocht will not process any payment until confirmation of availability is agreed. Please use the ‘Contact us’ section of this site to begin communication.

Once payment is processed, a booking confirmation will be sent.

Cash Machines

The closest cash machine is in Drumbshambo (10 miles), but the Spar store in Dowra village (5 miles) offer cash back.

Check in times

You may check in anytime after 2pm for either Cabin or campsite; unless other arrangements are agreed in advance.

Check out times

All check out time is 12 noon.


Well behaved children are always welcome. Visitors with a number of children are encouraged to book our Dorm. It makes everyone’s stay fun while enjoying complete freedom of your own facilities.  However please make yourself aware of our child policy before booking:

  1. Children must be minded at all times.
  2. Children must share a room with their supervising adult, and may not share a room with other adults unconnected with your booking.
  3. Children must respect the public spaces on the site – Places like the courtyard, kitchen and living areas are for use by everyone at An Domhan iliocht and is to be treated with respect and kept tidy.

If we feel that anyone is not respecting the other customers or the building you will be asked to leave with no refund.

Credit Cards

We do not accept Credit Cards on site.

Payment for your stay must be made via our website prior to your arrival.

Cycling / Bikes

If you are staying  then you can leave your bike secured up. We do not provide any indoor or specialist cycle storage.

Local Walks

We have put together a collection of trails including beginner, intermediate or more advanced hikes and others walks in the local area.  Details of the walks are available at our Information desk.

Disabled Access

We have two toilets one of which has wheelchair access and a shower room fitted with handrails.  We have adapted the kitchen and living area to offer a low level work surface with cooking hobs.

The main entertainment area is also wheelchair accessible.

E-Top Ups

We offer top-ups for all Irish mobiles with cash payment.

Maps and Books

We sell Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps in the information centre along with a wide selection of other maps and books.  If we haven’t got the map or book you are looking for then we can order it for you, just ask a member of staff.

Nearest Pubs

There are two old world Irish pubs located 3.5miles from An Domahn Iliocht both with basic shops, ‘Rynn’s’ and ‘Mullvey’s’. ‘The Melrose Inn’ located 5miles away has a restaurant serves good pub food.

Nearest Supermarket or shop that sells food and drink

‘Rynn’s’ and ‘Mullvey’s’ the two nearest pubs 3.5miles have an off licence and sell basic food. The nearest supermarket is located in Dowra 5miles away. Open everyday, selling a large range of food and drinks, plus newspapers, milk, toiletries and frozen foods.

Nearest Take-aways

There is a Chinese take-away and restaurant in Drumbshambo 10miles away. Drumshambo also has a Fish & Chip shop and a small café.  Finer Dining and shops within 25miles.

Noise Polices

Let’s make some!


There is a small car park on site.


Smoking is only permitted outdoors by Irish law.