Heart of Burren Walks in Ballyvaughan offers half-day and full-day guided tours of some of the more remote and beautiful parts of the Burren in County Clare. They also tailor tours of a particular duration or on a specific theme on request. 

Nearby Attractions

Quins Craftshop & Gallery is located on the Main Street of the unspoilt village of Ballyvaughan, in the heart of the "Burren" region of County Clare in Ireland. Aloha Surf School
Aloha Surf School runs surfing lessons in the heart of the Burren in Fanore, Co. Clare, Ireland. Because of its relative remoteness from heavily populated centres.  Bog Wood Sculpture
The term bog-oak is often used to describe all types of bog-wood; in other counties, bog-deal is used in the same way.

There are three main types of bog-wood - oak, pine & yew. All can be suitable for wood sculpture.

Burren Perfumery
The Burren Perfumery is Ireland's first Perfumery, set up over 30 years ago.

A family run business, each of the Perfumery's products has been hand produced using the highest quality pure natural essences, plant extracts and pure Irish spring water.

If you really want to have the sweet fragrance of Ireland about you, have the lads there send you a bottle of perfume.

Ballyvaughan, County Clare

Situated at the confluence of the Atlantic and Galway Bay, this is one of the most enjoyable villages in Clare. (The difference between a village and a town is, a town has a courthouse.)

At one time Ballyvaughan was a thriving port in County Clare but it is mainly used for pleasure now. It is the arts and crafts center of the county.

Ballyvaughan offers easy access to Galway via a little-traveled coastal route through Kinvara.

This road takes you along some beautiful coastline and through the Burren.

Ballyvaughan Bay in the south-eastern corner of Galway Bay is a popular boating area and the village itself is embraced by rocky barriers of land, the Rinn, to the west and a farther, more broken extension from Bishop's Quarter to the east.

Off the coast of Ballyvaughan are also several small islands including Black Island, Gall Island and Green Island all encompassed by the Ballyvaughan reef.

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The bay extends eastwards from Finvarra Point, past Scanlan Island, Muckinish Island, Muckinish Bay and the Pouldoody oyster beds before turning south through Poulnaclogh Bay, into Pouldoody Bay and finishing at Bell Harbour.

Irish Family Names from Ballyvaughan: Collins, Coymns, Fitzpatrick, Flannagan, Francis, Howard, Kerin, Linnane, Mooney, Vaughans, Nilan, O'Lochains, O'Loghlens and Woods.

Featured Lodging in Ballyvaughan

Hylands Burren Hotel Hylands Burren Hotel

Hylands Burren Hotel is nestled on the south shore of Galway Bay in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan.

The hotel is an ideal base for touring the unspoilt scenery of Clare, Connemare and the Kerry countryside.

Decorated in a traditional style with emphasis on elegance and comfort, the open fireplaces and beautiful antiques create inviting warmth whilst the patio is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

The hotel has 29 guest rooms, all of which are individually appointed with your comfort and relaxation in mind.

Enjoy a candle lit dinner at the in-house restaurant that specialises in best local seafood. You can also sip your favourite drink at the popular Burren Bar that features great entertainment in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Decorated in a traditional style with emphasis on elegance and comfort; open fireplaces, cosy lounge chairs, bare wood and beautiful antiques create an inviting warmth whilst the patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon The Falls Hotel

Nestled in its wooded vale beside the tumbling waters of the River Inagh, the distinctive building known today as the Falls Hotel Spa Resort conceals within its walls an eighteenth century mansion and a late medieval castle.

The Hotel is located near to the centre of the market town of Ennistymon.

Logues Liscannor Bay, Liscannor Logues Liscannor Bay

Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Liscannor, overlooking the bay on the rugged West Clare Coast, the newly refurbished Logue's Liscannor Hotel offers superb accommodation and quality food in an idyllic location.

This beautiful Hotel is located within easy distance of Shannon Airport, Galway, Ennis and Limerick, which makes it an ideal touring and recreational base.

The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Burren and Lisdoonvarna are all within a few minutes driving and the world famous Lahinch Golf Links can even be seen from the hotel.