|Subject: Hostels in Ireland and Italy|
There is an exceptionally good hostel in Rome called The Beehive run by an American couple. They are extremely helpful people. Do book NOW as they get full, but if so, will help you find other budget locations: http://www.the-beehive.com/ Beehive - A honey of a hostel in Rome, Italy
I'll have to check my journals for the ones in Ireland and get back to you. In the interim. check out An Oige, the Irish Youth Hostel Association: http://www.irelandyha.org/index.html
Sounds like a great trip!
Debbie in NC