Things to do in the Burren
As members of the Burren Eco tourism Network (BEN) please visit www.burren.ie for details of all members of the Burren network.
You will find a wealth of information of all the things to do while you are staying with us, located in the very heart of the Burren.
Gort Golf Club
Designed by Ryder Cup star, the late Christy O' Connor Junior, and officially opened in August 1996, Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world famous Burren and within 200 yards of the historic monastic settlement of Kilmacduagh.
Lahinch Golf Club
Lahinch Golf Club is frequently referred to as “the St. Andrew’s of Ireland” because of its close proximity and interaction with the local village. The links is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of bracing air and wind from the sea is one of the enduring attractions for golfers who challenge their skills on this magnificent championship course.
The Clare coast line is famous for it's shore angling for pollock, bass and mackerel. The gentle waters of Galway Bay are a haven for sea angling with Ballyvaughan being a local centre, whilst boats can be chartered from Liscannor Bay and Miltown Malbay. Deep sea angling can be arranged for Bass, Bream, Black Coalfish, Brill, Cod, Conger Eel, Dab, Dogfish, Flounder, JohnDory, Ling, Mackerel, Mullet, Plaice, Pollack, Ray, Sole, Tope, Whiting, Wrasse.
There is nothing more refreshing and invigorating than a walk along the ocean, with the winds sweeping in from the Atlantic. Spanish Point beach is 1/2 km long, whilst the entire Clare coastline is dotted with safe and sandy beaches. Burren Hill Walks provide guided walking tours through the Burren Region of County Clare in Ireland.
The following is a link to excellent walking routes and guides in Ballyvaughan and the Burren.
The Burren Way
The Burren Way never fails to captivate its visitors. The jagged terrain of this uniquely beautiful part of Ireland and the majestic Cliffs of Moher (views to the Aran Islands) are two of the delights of this wonderful ramble amongst hills and turloughs.
The Route: Ballyvaughan, Ballinalackan, Doolin, Lahinch. Distance: 45 km/28 miles.
Other Things to See & Do
The Burren Nature Sanctuary
Burren Nature Sanctuary is the interpretive centre for the natural history of the Burren, the finest karst landscape in the world- flora, fauna, karst. Also farm pets indoor and outdoor play, farm cafe, walks and fairies!
Burren Walking Tours
We are a young locally based professional tour company that offer guided walking tours in to the heart of the Burren landscape located on Irelands west coast.
We offer a full programme of day tours. Each tour covers a broad range of interests such as an introduction to a working farm where you learn of old and new practices. Irish history, the archaeology of the Burren, mythology, the Burren’s unique botany, story telling, folklore & folk traditions, Poteen distilling and much more.
Burren Chocolate Factory
Hazel Mountain Chocolates is Ireland's first boutique bean to bar stoneground chocolate factory located at the foothills of the Burren mountains. Come and taste the most delicious chocolate pairings from the Burren chocolate makers.
The Burren Perfumery
We make natural and organic cosmetics by hand from a small facility in the middle of the beautiful Burren.
We do our market research by chatting to the many visitors who come to the Perfumery to see what we do and how we do it. New products are developed by listening to what people tell us they like. It's very nice to meet your customers directly, to be able to talk to them about what they want, instead of trying to meet the expectations of a marketeer driven world. We prefer to create real products that real people need, than to 'create a market'.
This 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay its architecture is simple yet magnificent. A short stroll from the village for you to enjoy as the castle is just 300 yards outside the lovely village of Kinvara.
Check out www.burren.ie for all the wonderful things you can do when you are visiting the Burren. All the businesses listed are members of the Burren Ecotourism Network.
Hylands Burren Hotel,
The Square, Ballyvaughan,
Co. Clare, Ireland
(065) 707 7037