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Ballyvaughan

4.6
Caves · Wildlife Areas · History Museums
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region. Though the 19th-century fishing village was developed over the last two centuries, its castle remnants and a Celtic ring fort indicate an earlier settlement here. During your visit, walk the village's quaint streets, visit the farmers market, and experience traditional music at a restaurant or pub after seeing the nearby archeological sites. Ballyvaughan and its natural surroundings also offer a variety of recreational activities, including rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, and angling. Plan how to spend your time in Ballyvaughan and other destinations in Ireland using our Ireland journey maker app.
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Popular things to do in Ballyvaughan

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Wildlife Area
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Aillwee Cave
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
Burren Exposure
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Caher Bridge Garden
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Ballyvaughan

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Geologic Formation
The Burren County Clare
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Historic Site
Poulnabrone Dolmen County Clare
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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National Park
Burren National Park Corofin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Dungaire Castle Kinvara
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Ballyvaughan

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Outdoor Activity
Backwest Adventures
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cemetery
Poulawack Cairn
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Educational Site
Burren College of Art
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Ballyvaughan Wood Loop
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Ballyvaughan

Ruin
Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Newtown Castle
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

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