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Galway International Rally accommodation in Barnacles Hostel

Galway Rally

We can barely contain our excitement! Galway International Rally is just around the corner and it will be packed full of awesome cars, great old timers and heart stopping action! This is how it looked like last year: We have special offer for Galway Rally, so make sure to stay at Barnacles Galway – the […]

Stay at Barnacles Hostel for Temple Bar Trad Fest

Temple Bar TradFest

To warm you up for Temple Bar Trad Fest, have a look at some of the awesome music you can expect at this year’s festival! Don’t forget to book your stay with Barnacles Hostels Temple Bar and get a FREE night! Book here!¬†Amazing artists will all be performing just minutes away from the hostel, so […]

Barnacles celebrates the Gathering

Barnacles Gathering

Barnacles Temple Bar is kicking off festival season with live music festival at Barnacles! Jam-packed weekend of awesome music is happening on 8th May. In Barnacles Galway, we are going to be joining into celebrating all music things during the same weekend so make sure to book your stay! ¬†Expect great live music and few […]

Galway International Rally accommodation in Barnacles Hostel

Galway Rally

2nd and 3rd February, Galway will be transformed into International Rally Headquarters!¬†The competitive element of the event will be run over 9 competitive special stages on Sunday 3rd¬†February 2013. There will be a Ceremonial Start in Galway City Centre on Saturday 2nd¬†February. Be prepared to see modern ¬†beasts, as well ¬†as¬†gorgeous¬†old timers competing over the […]

Barnacles hostel special offer for Connacht rugby

Connacht Rugby

This Saturday, Connacht Rugby went back to its winning ways, beating¬†¬†Newport Gwent Dragons 30-11 in round 13 of the RaboDirect PRO12. We are delighted that Galway’s home team won, and Barnacles Hostels will keep supporting rugby fans with 10% discount on match days for all ticket holders! Get in touch to book your bed! In […]

Visit Guinness Storehouse when staying at Barnacles


We all love a good pint of Guinness! Guinness Storehouse is one of the top attractions in Ireland (which means you should defo visit it when in Dublin) But… we bet you¬†didn’t¬†know all this about your perfect pint! (click to enlarge)

Ed Sheeran is in Dublin o2 this January, stay at Barnacles Temple Bar

January Gigs

Yes, we are spoilt for choice with amazing gigs in both Dublin and Galway this January! Get a taste in our Friday’s Spotify Feature: Christy Moore is in Dublin’s Vicar Street on 8th, 15th and 16th of¬†January Gary Barlow is in Dublin’s Olympia on 7th and 8th of January Ed Sheeran comes to Dublin’s O2 […]

Stay at Barnacles Hostel for Temple Bar Trad Fest

Temple Bar TradFest

The Temple Bar TradFest has gained a reputation as the one of the biggest and best traditional Irish music and culture festivals in Ireland, since 2005 when it first started. It is now a firm fixture on the National and International festival calendar. The festival takes place over six days and six nights with over […]

Gathering at Barnacles

Gathering Galway

We are going to be 20 this year! OMG!!! To celebrate, we are putting huge party at Barnacles Galway, and calling it Barnacles Galway Reunion Birthday Party. Its on 15th -21st July. Be¬†prepared¬†for all sort of awesomness – music, comedy, art, baking, and whatever else that helps us celebrate this with you! For all our […]