Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan

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The historic Newtown Castle has occupied a prominent position in Ballyvaughan since the 16th century. Having lain derelict for many years, the castle's restoration began in 1994, completed in time for the opening of the Burren College of Art in August of that year.

Newtown Castle is once again a vibrant building in daily use, central to the artistic, cultural and educational life of the Burren. It is open free of charge to the public on week days. Newtown Castle is also available to hire for: wedding ceremonies, small private functions or company events.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Lovely restored castle, and it is worthwhile climbing the windy staircase to the top and seeing an excellent balcony of the top room. Worth a ½ hour visit.  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    Before heading over to Ireland, we researched things we might want to see along our exploring routes. Castles, Abbeys & Friaries were always considered. If they were off the beaten path, or presented ...  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    The castle has been restored. There are 4 floors that can be visited. There is also an art gallery. Entering the castle and gallery is free. The castle is nice and the stairs are level and easy to cli...  more »

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Discover the charms of the Burren area by staying at an affordable bed and breakfast or traditional cottage in Ballyvaughan. While there are a handful of hotels to choose from here, this village is known for its self-catering accommodations, most of which come in the form of cottage-style guesthouses and basic bed and breakfasts. The center of the village offers lodging for a range of visitors traveling with different budgets.
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