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Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

Ballybunion (Irish: Baile an Bhuinneánaigh) is a coastal village in County Kerry 8 km (5 miles) from the town of Listowel.  There is a castle ruins, near the town although all that remains is a single wall, are two golf courses in the area, including the famous Ballybunion Golf Club.

In the summer, Ballybunion attracts many families and young people to enjoy the sandy beach, warm Atlantic waters and the pubs along the high street. In summer 2006 the town hosted the first ever "World Fleadh." Traditional Irish music was played throughout the six day festival in mid-August, as well as music from non-Irish musicians who performed at the event, including the French group Gipsy Kings and the British group The Waterboys. Celebrities, including Jodie Marsh and Kathyrn Thomas, also attended World Fleadh.

Nearby cliffs offer excellent scenery. Sometimes dolphins may be seen in the waters. The beaches near Ballybunion also are a popular surfing site. Other traditions include the beachside Seaweed Baths, featuring sea water with kelp. In summertime cooked periwinkles are salted and served in small paper bags along with a pin to extract the small sea snails.

There are also impressive tidal caves that can be explored at low tide.

Other local activities include golfing, beaches, walking, fishing, cycling and touring.

Places of interest withing an easy drive of Ballybuinon include Dingle, Tarbert House, The Garden of Europe, Kerry County Museum, Ballyheigue Maritime Centre, Fenit Seaworld, Crag Cave, Blennerville Windmill.

Gardens

Vandeleur Walled Garden - Kilrush County Clare
Vandeleur Walled Garden
Kilrush, Co. Clare
The secret world of the walled gardens at Vandeleur, Kilrush had lain forgotten for years. The house belonging to the surrounding 420 acres of wooded demesne was first planted in 1712, the house was burnt in 1887 and finally demolished in 1973. B ...
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Golf

Tralee Golf Clubhouse
Tralee Golf Club
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
This magnificent 6,890 yard championship course is considered to be amongst the best in the world. This is a "must play" course when in the area and one that many return to time and again. From nine holes in 1982, Tralee now ranks among ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Loop Head Lighthouse
Loop Head, Co. Clare
Loop Head Lighthouse station is the major landmark on the northern shore of the Shannon River. The surrounding coastline is of a dramatic character with cliffs sculpted by Atlantic storms where rock ledges and caves are home to seabirds, seals an ...
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What's On

Castlegregory Market - Co Kerry - Sundays
Every Sunday 10 - 1pm

Location:

Strand Street, Castlegregory, Co Kerry
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Tourist Attractions

Kerry County Museum - Museum in Tralee - Tralee County Kerry Ireland
Kerry County Museum
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Kerry County Museum is located in the Ashe Memorial Hall, a fine example of public architecture in the centre of Tralee. The building is named after Thomas Ashe, a Kerryman who was a member of the Irish Volunteers and who died on hunger strike wh ...
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Wedding Venues

Doonbeg Lodge - Wedding Venue  County Clare
Doonbeg Lodge
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
At Doonbeg Golf Club on Doughmore Bay, The Lodge offers very luxurious accommodation - and, although it is a private club, there is limited visitor access to both golf and accommodation when available. The contrast between the wild landscape ...
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