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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.


Gardens

Caher Bridge Garden - Fanore County Clare Ireland
Caher Bridge Garden
Fanore, Co. Clare
The karst limestone region of the Burren is a natural wonder , with a lunar-like landscape and mysterious vanishing lakes and underground rivers.. Among the most wonderful things about it are the rare wildflowers that grow between the karren pave ...
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Golf

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Galway Bay Golf Club
Oranmore, Co. Galway
Course Type: Links / Parkland
Located near the village of Oranmore just outside Galway City the Galway Bay Golf Resort is essentially parkland by the sea, bordered as it is on three sides by the Atlantic. But the absence of trees makes it even more exposed to the elements tha ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Kinvara Suites
Kinvara, Co. Galway
"The luxury of a hotel suite, the privacy and freedom of home together with a beautiful design." Kinvara suites are situated within a newly converted 18th century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in ...
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What's On

Miltown Malbay Farmers Market - Friday evening
Community Centre, Miltown Malbay on Fridays from 4-6.30pm

Fresh fish from Charlie's catch, speciality baking, local eggs, salads and organic veg, local cheeses, jams, chut ...
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Tourist Attractions

Great Stalacite
Doolin Cave & Visitor Centre
Doolin, Co. Clare
 Discovered in 1952, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave, County Clare, is becoming one of the most important eco-tourist attractions in Ireland. Measuring 7.3 metres (23 feet) in length, it is the largest stalactite in the Northern hemisphe ...
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Wedding Venues

Ard Bia Restaurant Galway City
Ard Bia Restaurant
Galway City, Co. Galway
Ard Bia, literally High Food, is an appropriate moniker for this highly-regarded restaurant that is a member of the BIM Seafood Circle, which recently moved from cramped premises on Quay Street to an attractive riverside location - the stone-buil ...
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