Nestled between the mountains of the Burren and the sea, on the southern shore of Galway Bay, the village of Ballyvaughan is one of the most idyllic places on the west coast of Ireland. An ideal stop to visit the Burren region, it's a busy village with many traditional pubs, restaurants and shops. Signs of its history are proudly preserved with megalithic tombs such as Poulnabrone dolmen, celtic ring forts such as Caherconnell Stone Fort, medieval churches and castles.
Ballyvaughan has several attractions of interest such as its exotic and unique flora, sea activities (swimming, kayak, surf, scuba diving..) and caves. Aillwee cave, one of the oldest caves in Ireland, is open to the public and is well worth a visit.
Discover the magic of the Burren, the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains with walks and magnific views.
Each year in Ballyvaughan there are major events like the annual Tour de Burren cycle (160km) and the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge.
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