Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

BALLYVAUGHAN is an attractive little port is best known as the gateway to the Burren and for its major attraction, the Aillwee Cave, but its seafood comes a close second - and, as it is in a leafy valley with a wide range of amenities close at hand, it makes a comfortable base for exploring the Burren.

The Burren is an area of great rocky expanse, considered by many to be a unique landscape. Each year botanists and naturalists roam this lunar landscape in search of Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean plants that grow in profusion over the limestone pavements. The Burren is renowned for its archaeology. Ballyvaughan is surrounded by megalithic tombs such as Poulnabrone dolmen, celtic ring forts, medieval churches and castles.

The area is a haven for walkers and in particular, hill walkers.


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What's On

Ennistymon Farmers Market - Co Clare - Saturday Morning
Saturdays 10am-2pm


West Clare Art Gallery on the Ennis Road Ennistymon


Cate Conway - 086 053 6644
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Tourist Attractions

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  • Gregans Castle Hotel - Autumn Breaks

    It's Autumn in the Burren and the colours visible are magnificent. October has brought quiet, dry, crisp days perfect for walking and sightseeing. There is still a lot to enjoy and see and local attractions are open until the end of the month. The earlier arrival of dusk and autumn nights makes cozy nights by the open fires a welcome treat at the end of active days spent outside.

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