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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

Ballybunion Cashen Course
Ballybunion Golf Club
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
Founded in 1906 Ballybunion Golf Club is an institution of the golfing world. The character of both courses is unique, both true links set amongst the finest sand dunes the world has to offer. They hug the ruggedly breathtaking Atlantic Ocean coa ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Links Cottages at Doonbeg Lodge
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
Although Doonbeg Golf Club is a private club, there is limited visitor access to both golf and accommodation when available and to the member owned Links Cottages at Doonbeg Lodge. Whether or not you are a golfer, this is very good news because t ...
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What's On

Listowel Farmers Market - County Kerry - Fridays
Listowel Farmers Market

The Square, Listowel, County Kerry

Fridays: 10am - 2pm

Official Site

Contact: Joanna Watkins 06823034

traleefarmersmarket@gmail.com

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Tourist Attractions

Listowel Castle - Listowel County Kerry Ireland
Listowel Castle
Listowel, Co. Kerry
Listowel Castle originated in the 13th century but the present castle was probably built in the 15th century by the FitzMaurices. The castle stands in a strategic position on an elevated bank overlooking the river Feale and is one of the best exa ...
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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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