International Audio Arts Festival
29th September - 1st October 2017
There are a number of options for accommodation in the area. We recommend you stay as close to Kilfinane as possible as this will be where all the activity will be happening across the festival weekend.
There will be a festival bus which will bring people from and to Kilfinane from the surrounding towns each morning and evening.
Ballyhoura Hostel, situated on Kilfinane’s Main St.
This is a newly opened, luxury hostel, with hotel quality mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen throughout. The hostel also has a self-catering kitchen, sauna and a comfortable lounge with open fire. Seamus has a variety of types of room available, including dormitory, 4-bed and family rooms. Seamus is also offering participants special offers in the week following HearSay. (Please note that there is no facility to pay by credit card at the hostel)
Contact Seamus by phone +353 (0) 63 91625 or email email@example.com : http://bit.ly/BallyhouraHostel
BALLYHOURA HOSTEL IS NOW BOOKED OUT FOR HEARSAY 2015
Other Local Accommodation Options
Local B&Bs (see list below) are now fully booked for the weekend of HearSay 2015.
If you have your own transport and are willing to stay a little farther afield:
Old Bank B&B, Situated in the town of Bruff (19Km from Kilfinane) this 4 star B&B is run by Miriam and her team. Call 00353 61 389969.
If you’d like to book other bed and breakfast accommodation in the region and would like to know more about the locations of nearby options, please contact the reception desk at Ballyhoura Failte. They’ll be able to advise you about where the nearest B&Bs are and how to contact them.
Call reception at Ballyhoura Fáilte (Local tourist office) 353 63 91300
•Local Self-Catering options.
There are a number of self-catering options in the local area, including Darragh Cottages & Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes. See http://visitballyhoura.com for more details.
More information can be obtained from Ballyhoura Fáilte (Local tourist office) 353 63 91300.
Local B&Bs - please note the B&Bs below are booked up for the duration of the HearSay weekend, but if you're looking to extend your stay in the area, you can give them a call.
Woodview B&B In the middle of Kilfinane village & run by Josie McMahon, famous for her roses! – firstname.lastname@example.org or 353 (0)63 91106
Deebert House B&B Situated in the town of Kilmallock (9Km from Kilfinane) in a lovely Georgian house adjacent to the Deebert House Hotel. Run by Ann – email@example.com or 353 (0)63 98106
Lantern Lodge In the middle of picturesque Ballyorgan village, 6KM from Kilfinane. Run by Frances O’Donnell. Call 353 63 91085
EXTEND your holiday with SPECIAL OFFERS from HearSay Supporters:
If you are travelling from abroad and want to stay in Ireland for a while afterwards, HearSay’s Accommodation supporters have offered special discounted rates for HearSay participants. Kilfinane is a great base for outdoor activities locally as well as travelling around Ireland's South West - including Cork, Kerry, and of course Ireland's first National City of Culture - Limerick:
Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges
Ita Kiely in Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges is pleased to offer a special discount to those attending HearSay and staying in the area after the festival. Call Ita Kiely on +353 (0) 6391666 to avail of this offer.
If you're staying on after HearSay Seamus is happy to offer a special discounted rate to guests in his luxury hostel and he'll also help you organise discounted rates on local activities such as mountain biking, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting etc.
Call Seamus on +353 (0) 63 91625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to avail of this offer.
Deebert House Hotel.
Nearby Kilmallock (9Km) has a wealth of Historic Buildings to explore as well as the Friarsgate Theare. Talk to Margaret the friendly owner of the Deebert House Hotel to discuss special offers to extend your stay in the area.
Phone Margaret on +353 (0)63 – 31200 or email email@example.com and ask for offers around staying on or visiting after the HearSay Festival : http://bit.ly/DeebertHotel
HearSay Accomodation Supporters
HearSay is run on a not-for profit basis and is only made possible with a huge amount of goodwill.
The accommodation providers below have either provided complementary rooms for HearSay Contributors,or Crew or provided accommodation at cost price.
ALL ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS EXCEPT KILFINANE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE ARE BOOKED OUT AT THIS POINT - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR CONTACT DETAILS
Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges, situated in nearby woodland.
The Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges are hosting our contributors on the weekend of the festival, but if you wish to extend your trip to the South West of Ireland, they're an ideal base and they're kindly offering HearSay participants a very special rate for the week following the festival. See their Special Offers below.
THE MOUNTAIN LODGES ARE NOW BOOKED OUT FOR THE FESTIVAL ITSELF BUT HAVE ACCOMODATION FOR THE AFTER (23RD-30TH) AND THE WEEK BEFORE (9TH -16TH) FOR THOSE EXTENDING THEIR STAY
Deebert House Hotel, situated in the town of Kilmallock, 9KM from Kilfinane.
The Deebert House Hotel offers very comfortable reasonably priced 3 star hotel accommodation in the historic medieval town of Kilmallock, just a 10 minute drive from Kilfinane.
NOTE All rooms have been reserved for HEARSAY so the booking engine on their website will say "No Availability" but there will be rooms (which are going fast). Make sure when making your reservation to mention that you’re a HearSay participant in order to be able to book. Guests should contact the hotel DIRECTLY to make their booking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact reception by phone +353 (0)63 – 31200. Quote HEARSAY FESTIVAL: http://bit.ly/DeebertHotel DEEBERT IS NOW BOOKED OUT FOR HEARSAY2015
Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre, situated in Kilfinane village.
Right in the middle of Kilfinane, The Outdoor Education Centre offers traditional hostel accommodation in dormitories of 4-6 people. You can book at their website here: http://www.kilfinaneoec.com/information/online-bookings.html
Homestay Accommodation Options
We asked people when they were requesting invites to HearSay2015 if there were interested in a homestay accommodation option with local people and we got a huge response. We are currently planning a mechanism to match people to places. We will be in touch with those who requested Homestays at the end of September.
If you’re googling and hunting accommodation options, this map is a handy reference for nearby towns and villages…