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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 […]


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 […]

Santa Claus with guitar

Top Christmas Songs

Are you all feeling very festive this Christmas? We have selection of our favourite Christmas Songs, so if you didn’t get enough of Jingle Bells yet, listen to our essential selection!     Now, everyone dress up at Santa and do jingle bell rock!!!