Keeping hostel business in the family

When Orla Vaughan finished college in Dublin, she decided to go to Africa for a month.

5th August, 2006

When Orla Vaughan finished college in Dublin, she decided to go to Africa for a month.

Her mother, however, insisted that she bought a one-year ticket to get the travel out of her system. After travelling through Africa, Europe and Australia, it seemed a natural move when Orla returned home in 2005 to set up a youth hostel in her hometown, Kilfenora, Co Clare.

Kilfenora Hostel stands beside Vaughan’s, her parents’ pub, which is 200 years...

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