Events

At the end of June 2011 we had the privilege of hosting some of the crew from the Game of Thrones as they filmed part of Season 2, Episode 1 on the Downhill Beach in front of the Beachhouse. In the scene the Red Priestess Melisandre burns the wooden statues of The Seven-faced God from […]

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On the nights of the 19th-22nd of July on the Downhill Beach in front of the hostel and in the Mussenden Temple something very special is happening! As stated by the London 2012 Festival official site : “Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner and actor […]

Limavady Borough Council and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency are planning to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Martello Tower at Magilligan Point, Limavady over the weekend of 6 – 8 July 2012. The Tower will be open each day from 12 noon to 6.00pm and staff from the Environment Agency will be in attendance […]

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Today was a ‘once in a life-time’ occurrence for all of us here as the Olympic Torch bound for London’s 2012 games came to Northern Ireland’s Downhill Beach!

peer gynt of mikey and the scallywags playing live music at downhill hostel northern ireland

Mikey & the Scallywags

by admin on May 16, 2012

in Events

We had a fabulous night in May 2012 with members of the band ‘Mikey and the Scallywags’ who stayed with us and played an impromptu concert for all the guests at Downhill Hostel. here are a few clips from the evening, they’re wonderful performers technically and SO funny and engaging! Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, Mikey […]

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snowy owl in Altikeeragh Northern Ireland photo by Philip West

Hedwig in Castlerock!

by admin on February 14, 2012

in Activities, Events

A rare snowy owl has been visiting in area. According to the contributors at nibirds.blogspot.com The Snowy Owl was last sighted in Northern Ireland 7 years ago at Longford Point, the species has been sighted only 3 times in Northern Ireland in the last 50 years. We have a guest staying tonight who has come […]

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A bit of fun from January’s traditional music evening put on by Na Cunna Folk Culture and held this month at the Corner Bar in Limavady in aid of the Foyle Hospice. Check back here for venues for the monthly session (first monday of each month) Share

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Giants Causeway beach hostel accommodation northern ireland snow with train

Winter Greetings from Downhill!

by admin on December 18, 2011

in Events, Uncategorized

We will re-open in mid January after some maintenance work over the holidays. So if you fancy a mini break give us a ring, we will be happy to hear from you! (028) 7084 9077. And just for fun, and cause it still makes me smile, here’s a little video shot last year, don’t worry, […]

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William and I are a big fan of Roger’s special evenings, hope to see you there! Two dates coming up! Saturday the 29th of October and Sat. the 5th of November Here is what Roger from Cruoses has to say: Owen Campbell (Australia) will appear at Crusoes on Saturday 29th October 2011 at 8pm It […]

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14-18 September 2011 A growing Northern Ireland Traditional Music Festival in County Derry In memory of local songwriter Eddie Butcher from Magilligan : (1900-1980) whose life was a rich contribution to traditional music revival in Ireland This local festival is organized by the ‘Shamrock Rose and Thistle Tradition’ committee and heavily supported by the local […]

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