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pottery painting in Downhill, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Pottery Painting for guests

by admin on March 26, 2012

in Activities

Pottery painting is available for groups and for individuals staying in Downhill courtesy of Elements Studio. Groups of 10 or more can book a 2 hour painting slot with instruction for £30 studio fee + the price of the pieces. Guests staying at the hostel can paint mugs for £12.50 with no studio fee at […]


children playing on downhill benone beach northern ireland by hostel accommodation

Days like these…

by admin on March 25, 2012

in Activities

And the sun shone bright and hot (relatively) all day, on a weekend! March weather can be almost anything, it is truly lovely to get days like these and the pink cheeks to prove it. Wonderful to see so many families and people of all ages enjoying the sunshine. And a beautiful end to a […]


One of the hidden gems of County Derry, the Country Park is a 25 min drive from Downhill and a favourite with locals of all ages. Beautiful woodland paths wind alongside the river bank crossing over and back via a series of bridges. My imagination just lights up when I walk here, but for us […]


Photography via Main Stage 1100-1130 Chase Atlantis 1150-1220 We Are Burkes Lounge 1240-1310 Tommy Shots 1340-1430 Limavady Big Band 1440-1450 Irish Dancing (Heraghty Schooll of Irish Dancing) 1510-1600 Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (String Section) 1615-1700 Intermission 1715-1800 Swanee River 1820-1910 The Gorgeous Colours 1930-2030 Key of Atlas 2045-2140 Rainy Boy Sleep 2200-2315 Turin […]

Travel Information for Day-trippers The Giants Causeway is one of the ‘must see’ sights when visiting Northern Ireland.  From near – by Downhill Hostel guests can do a beautiful day trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, and Bushmills Distillery.  So if you want to stay on the legendary Downhill Beach at […]


Medieval Fair at Mussenden Temple

by admin on June 9, 2010

in Events

The first Sunday in June the National Trust holds a medieval fair on the grounds of the Mussenden Temple aka the ‘Downhill Demense’. It is a growing celebration of the beginning of summer with costumed knights and maidens, peasants, and crafts-people roaming the grounds around the various demonstrations and stalls. There are demonstrations of falconry, […]