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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


August 1st saw our first hosting of the Na cúnna traditional folk music session in Downhill. It was a magical evening drawing traditional musicians from Coleraine to Ballykelly. Thank you to Brian McNichol and the Shamrock Rose and Thistle Committee for organizing the evening and for the fabulous cake! And thank you to McCall’s rock-star […]


‘The Classic’ wine bar hosted a fantastic evening of traditional music, singing and recitation organized by Na cúnna folk and culture club on Monday the 4th of July. The traditional folk evenings take place on the first Monday of month at different venues in the Binevenagh area. We will be hosting the August session (Monday […]