Dromid Hostel is the proud result of a community development project. In this remote Gaeltacht area of Kerry, a number of businesses and community services have managed to flourish side by side and have won awards for community enteprise.
The position of Dromid Hostel opens up a few different options in planning the Kerry Way. It is possible to create a section from Kells to Mastergeehy, hence avoiding the Cahersiveen detour. The following section from Mastergeehy to Caherdaniel via the inland route can then be tackled without stopping at Waterville. These two options provide a more remote experience of Kerry.
The hostel consists of two 7-bed dormitories and four family rooms with ensuite. There is kitchen downstairs and a shop close-by selling basic food supplies. Alternatively, light snacks are available in the Inny Tavern which is next to the shop. There is usually a traditional music session here on Sunday nights.
In addition to the television room, guests are welcome to have free use of the community hall to play ball games.
Walkers looking to spend an extra day in the area will find three other sign-posted trails around valley. Alternatively, it's possible to arrange for bicycles to be hired from Cahersiveen.