Ballyvaughan or Ballyvaghan (Irish: Baile Uí Bheacháin, meaning "Ó Beachán's townland") is a small harbour village in County Clare, Ireland. It is located on the south shores of Galway Bay, in the northwest corner of The Burren, an area of great rocky expanse, considered by many to be a unique landscape. Ballyvaughan is a busy village with many pubs, restaurants, shops, B&Bs and other amenities including the new pier and slipway, constructed in 2006, which has opened up the area to boating, fishing, scuba diving and other sea activities. Ballyvaughan is also home to the Burren College of Art. Ballyvaughan has been tagged Ireland's 'Gold Coast' as a result of the huge boom in property prices in the area. Demand for holiday homes has seen the average house price in the town rise from €45,000 in 1995 to €480,000 in 2005. Ballyvaughan is the home town of bassist and guitarist Daithí Ó Drónaí.
(Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Ballyvaughan)
As you tread the sawdust-covered boards of Durty Nelly’s tavern, let your eyes adjust to the dim light and toast the ghosts of the medieval past while sitting at a bar that has served ale to the trodden masses since the Middle Ages.
(Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Ballyvaughan, Cong, Donegal, Belfast)
Close your eyes and conjure up all of the magical images you can think of when you consider the ancient land of Ireland - and then live it in person as you explore the length and breath of the country meeting up with colorful locals, tread on ancient sights and take in the majestic coastal views on a trip to Ireland that is sure to satisfy all of the senses.
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