Cycling Groups.

Our Hostel sits on the route of the famed Sean Kelly Cycle.  You have a choice of the 160km or the 100km route and some or all the climbs at Mahon Falls and Seskin Hill. Both routes are permanently marked so it is no harder than choosing route 1 or route 2.  With sports changing rooms and showers you can be guaranteed that none of your group will be left waiting for a shower and we have drying facilities.  A favourite of many cycle clubs is to cycle from their home base to Ballymacarbry on a Friday Evening do the Sean Kelly Route on Saturday and head home on Sunday with members who would have brought a car. The Sean Kelly Routes are marked on OS 74 & 75. Our hostel has a kitchen which can cater for a full house, but we also have the option of a caterer that will come in to provide meals. The hostel is within walking distance from two pubs, shop and post office.

Base your group in Ballymacarbry Hostel and be in the centre of the  action.

Comeragh Tour 2016

Comeragh Tour 100 km cycle will be taking place Sunday 29th May 2016 at 10 am at Ballymacarbry Community Centre. There will be options to climb the iconic Mahon Falls and or Seskin Hill in Sean Kelly country. Route takes place around the scenic Comeragh Mountains. Funds raised in aid of Special Olympics – make a difference and get on your bike. For more information on prices and registration, please check out the website

Sean Kelly Tour 2016 – 20th & 21st August.

The Ballymacarbry Hostel is an ideal location for your hostel accommodation if you are taking part in the Sean Kelly Tour.

The Sean Kelly tour is already a legend in the cycling world, it is so popular that a cap has been placed on numbers taking part.  The tour passes through Ballymacarbry as does two of Waterford’s way marked cycle routes.

For more information on the Sean Kelly tour check out their website by clicking here:

Base yourself in Ballymacarbry and you can challenge yourself to miles of mountainous roads in the Comeraghs or the Knockmealdowns.

Other cycling events.

Roads aren’t the only attraction for the bike enthusiast – there are miles upon miles of unexplored forest roads and paths in the Nire Valley area ideal for the person and their mountain bike.

On 25th October 2015, we are hosting the Comeragh Drop mountain biking event. 40km of RAW Mountain Biking.

Why not base your group in Ballymacarbry Hostel and be in the centre of the  action.