Things to Do - Places To See 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & PLACES FOR YOU TO VISIT

Cliffs of Moher

Doolin - Home of traditional Irish Music

Burren Green Roads & Hiking routes

Poulnabrone Dolmen 

Fanore Graveyard - Killonaghan

The Aran Islands 

Burren National Park

Corcomroe Abbey

Pinnacle Well & Salter House 

Gleninagh Castle and Holy Well

Killinaboy Church

Leamaneh Castle & Tower House

The Burren Centre, Kilfenora



IF YOU WANT TO WINE, DINE OR A JUST A CUP OF COFFEE...

Monks Ballyvaughan - seafood restaurant & bar is located on the seafront in Ballyvaughan. It is renowned for fresh, local produce with amazing views of Galway Bay.

Tea & Garden Rooms Ballyvaughan - an award-winning restaurant serving fine foods using only the freshest ingredients from their gardens and local suppliers.

L'Arco Italian Restaurant Ballyvaughan - Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria

Burren Fine Wine & Food - two miles from Ballyvaughan - specialising in summer lunches, afternoon tea, guided eco walks and cycles.

Doolin Cave & Visitor Centre - Home to the Great Stalactite. Wild at the Cave is located here

FANCY A PINT!!!

O'Donohue's Pub Fanore - our local pub famous for its fresh and tasty fish and chips and a creamy pint of Guinness.

Gus O'Connor's Pub Doolin - a traditional tavern, opened in 1832, offering Irish food, outdoor benches and nightly live music.

McGanns Pub Doolin - a family run pub and restaurant, open all year round in the heart of Doolin with Irish Traditional Music.

McDermott's Pub Doolin - a traditional Irish pub serving bar food daily and traditional Irish music nightly with some of the finest musicians in Ireland.

The Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna - home to fantastic traditional music, locally sourced organic food and the finest micro-brewery beers. The Burren Storehouse next door is an airy, spacious and laid-back place with a menu of authentic Italian pizzas and seafood.


FOR FUN & ADVENTURE WHY NOT

Swim & Surf At Fanore Blue Flag Beach

Take a Burren Mountain Tour

Fish Off The Rocks at Black Head

Go Birdwatching on The Rine Peninsula accessible by foot from the R477.

Hike or Walk the Caher Valley & Black Head Looped walks, Fanore to Ballyvaughan trail and the Burren Way.  Each of these walks takes you across the Burren's green roads and its limestone pavements with beautiful vistas of The Burren, Aran Islands & The Atlantic Ocean.

Cycle all or a section of the Burren Cycle Way

Go Rock Climbing at Ballyryan - Check out Climbit.ie

Go Horse Riding on Fanores green roads and Fanore Beach

Visit Moher Hill Farm and Leisure Park

Go Underground at Doolin Cave - home of the Great Stalactite. At 7.3 metres (23feet) it is the longest free-hanging stalactite in Europe.

Visit Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey Centre

AND FOR GIFTS, ARTS & CRAFTS


The Famous Burren Food Trail
- Includes Local Artisan Food Products From The Ailwee Caves, Burren Smokehouse, St Tolas Cheese & Hazel Mountain Chocolates

The Ballyvaughan Crafts Fair - is held Every Sunday During The Summer Season In The Village Hall.

Burren Perfumery - Selling Perfumes Inspired By The Landscape Of The Burren.

Burren Smokehouse & Taste the Atlantic Salmon Experience  - how to smoke salmon, taste delicious Irish foods in the tasting room at the Burren Smokehouse. 

Quinn’s Craft Shop - Is Located In The Heart Of Ballyvaughan Village With A Selection Of Pottery, Jewellery, Woollens Etc. 

OR IF YOU NEED SOME GROCERIES

Siopa Fanore - Is our Local Grocery Shop and For The Sea Angler stocks Rods, Reels, Lures and all your fishing needs.

Ballyvaughan Spar Shop -  Sells Groceries, Wines & Deli Counter with Linn Fashion & Gift Shop next door                         

Ballyvaughan Farmers Market - Local Farmers Market Selling Quality Food From Local Producers – Open Saturdays From April To October.

Supervalue in  Ennistymon is a large  Supermarket. and only a 35 Minutes’ Drive.

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