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 ...

Golf

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Doonbeg Golf Club
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
Course Type: Links
Doonbeg Golf Club plays along 2km (1.5 miles) of beach and dunes. The ocean is visible from the green, fairway, or tee on 16 of the 18 holes and the golfing adventure embarked upon by the villagers of Doonbeg on Clare's Atlantic coast, is set to ...

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 ...

What's On

Tralee Farmers Market - County Kerry - Saturdays
Tralee Farmers Market

Princes Quay, across the road from The Brandon Hotel. Tralee, County Kerry

Saturdays: 11am - 3pm

Has 22 stalls and growing and have won betwee ...

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 ...

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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