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Ballyvaughan

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Things to do: nature, wildlife areas, historic sites
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. With our custom trip planner, Ireland vacations can be built around trips to Ballyvaughan and other destinations in Ireland.
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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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