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Abseiling Ben's Rock Climbing Clinic Fanore, Co Clare 086 8448622 www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Birdwatching Bird Hide, Coast Road, Ballyvaughan www.birdwatchireland.ie Biking See cycling and eco tours Boating ­ Rib tours of Galway Bay - Gleninagh, Black Head, New Quay, Kinvara, Galway, Spiddle Ribwest Ballyvaughan Pier 087 2368631 www.ribwest.com See also Eco tours Bus Tours Galway Tour Bus 091 566566 www.galwaytourcompany.com Healy's 091 770066 www.healytours.ie Lally's 091 562905 www.lallytours.com O'Neachtain's 091 553188 www.ontours.biz Boat & Bus tour of Connemara ­ travel by boat to Spiddle, take bus tour of Connemara and return in the evening by boat to Ballyvaughan. Contact Ribwest (see boating) and O'Neachtain's Tours (see bus tours) Bodyboarding Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Canoeing Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Caving Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Claypigeon Shooting Woodlands Shooting Club, Lisdoonvarna Joe O'Loughlin 065 7074038 Cruise Cliffs of Moher/ Aran Islands Doolin Ferries Doolin, Co Clare 065 7075555 www.doolinferry.com Moher Cruises Doolin, Co Clare 065 7075949 www.mohercruises.com Cycling Ballyvaughan Bike Hire Ballyvaughan, Co Clare 086 3412875 www.burrenbike.com Cycle Routes/Maps www.shannonregiontrails.ie Guided Family cycle ­ every second Monday June ­ August inclusive Burren Fine Wine & Food 065 7077046 or 087 7633241 www.burrenwine.ie Burren Cycling Club Ballyvaughan www.burrencyclingclub.com See also Eco tours Diving Excellent diving off Gleninagh Pier Dolphin Watching Ribwest Ballyvaughan Pier 087 2368631 www.ribwest.com Eco-tours (seals, birds, dolphins) Boat tour of Galway Bay to view seals, birds, dolphins and various other wildlife Ribwest, Ballyvaughan Pier 087 2368631 www.ribwest.com B&B - Boat & Bike Boat tour - Ballyvaughan - Martello tower - Gleninagh Pier. Picnic. Bike back to Ballyvaughan Burren Fine Wine & Food 065 7077046 or 087 7633241 www.burrenwine.ie Half day Archaeological Walk with Tony Kirby (plus lunch optional) Burren Fine Wine & Food 065 7077046 or 087 7633241 www.burrenwine.ie Half day Burren walk with Shane Connolly (lunch optional) - daily Burren Hill Walks 065 7077168 www.homepage.eircom.net/ ~burrenhillwalks Half day hike with Mary Howard (Thursdays) Burren Guided Walks & Hikes Fanore, Co Clare 065 7076100 www.burrenguidedwalks.com Day at the bog Turf cutting with Joe Donnellan 087 1232996 Optional: tea & scones or picnic lunch at the bog or in Slieve Elva House 065 7074318 B&B ­ Bog & Bike This option includes cycling to and from the bog. Burren Fine Wine & Food 065 7077046 or 087 7633241 www.burrenwine.ie Environmental Studies Burren Outdoor Eduction Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Fishing sea angling Ribwest Ballyvaughan, Co Clare 087 2368631 www.ribwest.com Shore fishing/angling Black Head and Fanore - mackeral and pollack Fishing ­ lake Likeen Tout Anglers Co-op ­ brown trout stocked Kilfenora, Co Clare 065 7088098 Contact: Pat Lynch 086 6076113 www.fishing-burren.com Fishing - lake/river River Fergus & its Lake System Corofin, Co Clare 065 6837675 Pike, trout & coarse Contact: Michael Cleary 087 6756465 email: [email protected] Golf Gort Golf Club 091 632244 www.gortgolf.com Lahinch Golf Club 065 7081003 www.lahinchgolf.com Gun Club Burren Gun Club Ollie Cox 086 0622438 Hawk Walks Aillwee Cave Ballyvaughan, Co Clare 065 7077036 www.aillweecave.ie Hiking See walking Holistic workshops Drumcreehy House 065 7077377 www.drumcreehyhouse.com Horse-riding Mountain View Horse Riding Centre Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare 085 7378903 www.mountainviewtrekking.com Kayaking Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Knitting & Felting retreats Drumcreehy House 065 7077377 www.drumcreehyhouse.com Orienteering Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Painting Burren College of Art ­ workshops and exhibitions Ballyvaughan, Co Clare 065 7077200 www.burrencollege.com Pitch `n Putt Doolin Pitch and Putt Doolin, Co Clare 086 8374289 www.doolinpitchandputt.com Rockclimbing Ben's Rockclimbing Clinic Fanore, Co Clare 086 8448622 www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com Summer camps Burren Outdoor Education Centre Bellharbour, Co Clare 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com VHI Cul Camp Joe Curtin 085 8449062 www.vhiculcamps.gaa.ie Surfing Aloha Surf Fanore, Co Clare 087 2133996 www.surfschool.tv Swimming Bishopsquarter Beach Ballyvaughan Fanore Beach Gleninagh Pier Team-building Burren Outdoor Education Centre 065 7078066 www.burrenoec.com Turf cutting Joe Donnellan Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare 087 1232996 See also eco tours Walking Burren Guided Walks & Hikes Fanore, Co Clare 065 7076100 www.burrenguidedwalks.com Burren Hill Walks Ballyvaughan, Co Clare 065 7077168 www.homepage.eircom.net/ ~burrenhillwalks Walking trails/maps: Self-guided routes ­ Ballyvaughan Wood Loop, Caher Valley Loop, Black Head Loop, Carron Loop and Burren Way. Maps can be downloaded from: www.shannonregiontrails.ie Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club welcomes non-members on its weekly Sunday walk for a fee of Euro 10.00. Boots necessary. No dogs allowed. www.ballyvaughanfanorewalkingclub. com see also Eco tours and Hawk walks

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SCENIC ROUTES

Option 1

For one of Ireland's most enchanting drives take the coast road [R477] from Ballyvaughan to Blackhead with the Atlantic Ocean, the three Aran Islands on your right and on the other side are all the aspects of the wild rugged Burren. Continue on to Fanore with its beautiful beach, further along at Ballinalacken Castle turn right [cycleway 4] passing Doolin Cave and Parish Church built on the site of a very famous Brehon Law School founded in 1350. Just a few miles further on visit the Cliffs of Moher, St. Brigid's Well, Lahinch, Ennistymon and return by either Lisdoonvarna or Kilfenora. Lisdoonvarna renowned for its spa wells, which are reputed to have healing properties. If you choose the Kilfenora route, a visit to the Burren Display Centre, the Cathedral and High Crosses are worth a visit. Either route will bring you back to Ballyvaughan.

A short distance from the village of Ballyvaughan is the early 13th century Corcomroe Cistercian Abbey 17 18 19 (5 minutes) located near Bellharbour. From here continue in the direction of New Quay and visit the Martello Tower in Finnavarra. A walk along the beautiful Flaggy shore is not to be a small parking area and great views of Mullaghmore mountain. missed. A short distance to Kinvara and visit Dunguaire Castle a 16th Here at Keelhilla is a good place to take a rest from the cycling century tower house. Take the Gort road for a visit to Coole Park a and take a walk cross country to St Colman's cave and Bothar na 10-15 minute drive. Coole Park was once the home of Lady Augusta Mias. Back on the bikes and continue till you meet the main road at Gregory, dramatist, folklorist and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. Cappaghmore. Turn left and continue through Funchin to the Corker From here you can retrace your steps to Ballyvaughan. Pass junction. Turn left and continue up the hill. Now this ancient highway to Corcomroe Abbey will test your fitness levels. Continue Cycling down the valley and after about one mile you will meet a bohereen For the experienced cyclist on the left leading to Oughmama Churches. If you don't visit the any of the options in the churches, continue on to next junction and turn right for Bellharbour. In Scenic Routes section Bellharbour, take a left and this will lead you back to Ballyvaughan. of this brochure are also suitable for a day trip by bike. Family Cycle From the village of Ballyvaughan cycle out the Fanore road (R477) for just over one mile and turn left on to the Cappabhaile road. Continue on past Newtown Tower house to meet the N67. Turn left and continue to the Corofin junction. Turn right, [R480] follow the signs for Aillwee Cave to the entrance gates. Continue straight on the Wood loop walkway to bring you back to the village. Please remember to close gates and leave no trace. Another option for the fit experienced cyclist is to follow Option 2 under Scenic routes to the crossroads after Caherconnell Stone Fort. Here you can turn left on to L1042, climbing over the mountain you can look into the Carron Turlough (polje) the biggest in Ireland and Great Britain. Cycle towards the village of Carron, continue towards the Galway road, visiting Temple Cronan, located just outside the village. Continue on to Bellharbour and back to Ballyvaughan, stopping at Corcomroe Abbey in Bellharbour. Alternative routes from Carron village for those who are still feeling energetic: turn right opposite the Parish Church following signs for the Burren Perfumery. After a few more hills, hollows and a lot of hazel you will meet a gate on your left with information notices,

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Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey Bird Hide, Coast Road Bishopsquarters Beach Enjoy the sun set over Galway Bay · Fanore Beach · Farmers Market, Village Hall · Weekly Craft Fair, Village Hall Ballinalacken Castle Gleninagh Castle and Holy well Leamaneagh Castle (Maire Rua) Muckinish and Sean Muckinish in ruins. · Newtown Castle

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Option 2 ­ Archaeological trail

About one mile from Ballyvaughan on the Corkscrew Hill road (N67), turn left for Corofin (R480). Less than a mile on this road on the right beyond the turning for Aillwee cave is Ballyallaban Ringfort with its earthen bank. A few hundred yards further on is the remains of Cahermore, a stone fort. A little further on the left is Gleninsheen a wedge shaped gallery grave. This townland is also known from the Irish Bronze age Gold Collar, found in a crevice by a boy hunting rabbits, in 1934. This collar is now part of the National Museum collection. A little further on also on the left is the famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, a portal grave dating to between 3800 B.C. ­3000 B.C. Continue a short distance to Caherconnell stone fort with Interpretive Centre and Tea Rooms. Turn right at the next crossroads, take the left at the Y junction, on your left is the cist grave cairn of Poulawack. You may continue on this little road to Noughaval and

Churches and Settlements

· Corcomroe Abbey, Bellharbour · St. John the Baptist Church Ballyvaughan · Glenarragh Church · Gleninagh Graveyard and old church · Kilfenora Cathedral and High Crosses · Kilmacduagh Round tower & churches · Rathborney Graveyard and Church

Galleries

· Burren College of Art · Hynes Gallery · The Russell Gallery, New Quay

Visitor Interpretive Centres

· · · · · Burren Centre Kilfenora Burren Perfumery Caherconnell Ring Fort Cliffs of Moher Michael Cusack Centre Carron.

Medical Centre Hynes Gallery Pizza Cabin Burren Bike Hire/Laundry Ballyvaughan Service Station Mary & Oliver McNamera Bus Hire Turlough House Rusheen Lodge Cappabhaile House Burren View B&B Burren Walking lodge C & T Hackney Burren College Of Art Burren Wee Cottages Burren Fine Wine and Food Gregans Rasberries Gregan Castle Hotel Burren Hill Walks Corkscrew Express Aillwee Cave Caherconnell Stone Fort Burren Coast Hotel An Fear Gorta Tea Rooms Monks Pub Oceanville B&B An Fulacht Fia Soul Centre Fanore Hol. Cottages Rocky View Farmhouse Caher Bridge Gardens McCormack's Camp Site Aloha Surf School Annaly House P &A Carrucan O'Donaghues Bar Siopa Fanore

36. Vasco's 37. Ribwest 38. Mary Howard Guided Walks 39. Seacoast Lodge 40. Orchid house 41. Ben's Rock Climbing 42. O'Loclainn's Bar 43. Village Apartments 44. The Tea Junction 45. Hylands Burren Hotel 46. Burren Mews Cottages 47. Greene's Bar 48. Quinn Craft Shop 49. Quinn Cottages 50. L'Arco 51. Hair Studio 52. Lilimar Gift Gallery 53. The Soda Parlour 54. Logues Lodge 55. Linn Fashion & Gifts 56. Spar Village Store 57. Teach McCoilte B&B

58. Ballyvaughan Lodge 59. Ballyvaughan Farmer's Market 60. Burren Craft Fair 61. Gentian Villa B&B 62. Meadowfields B&B 63. Burren Holidays 64. Burren Boarding Kennels 65. Dolmen Lodge B&B 66. Waterfront Restaurant 67. Burren House 68. Wheatstone House 69. Whitethorn Holiday Homes 70. Loughrask Lodge B&B 71. Drumcreehy House 72. Ray Quinn Cottages 73. Hume-Fahy Reflexology 74. Burren Outdoor Education Centre 75. Rent an Irish Cottage 76. The Creggs B & B

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Ballyvaughan/Fanore Summer

Business Directory

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Ambulance, Fire, Police Ballyvaughan Gardai ShannonDoc(out of hours) 999 or 112 0657077002 1850212999

Events 2010

www.pocketsizetides.com ­ for info on tides. www.clare.ie ­ for walking and cycling trails/maps www.shannonregiontrails.ie ­ to download 25% discount card on attractions www.shannonregiontourism.ie

6.30pm Irish Party Evening Burren Fine Wine & Food 9/00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 7th 10.00am Archaeological Walk - Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (Meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Green's Pub Thursday 8th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad Music - Logue's Lodge Friday 9th 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 10th 10am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 10.00am Activity Day Burren Outdoor Education Centre 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 11th 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 10.00pm Trad Music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 12th 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Bar Tuesday 13th: 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 14th 10.00am Archaeological Walk - Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (Meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Thursday 15th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) The Knitting Club ­ evening of Science & Technology, 065-7042581 www.theknittingclub.net 9.00pm Trad music Logue's Lodge Friday 16th 8.00pm Trad music - O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 17th 10am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 18th 10 .00m Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 12.30­2.30 Johnny & Chris Droney concert after Mass 5.00pm Outdoor Music Session Hynes' Gallery 10.00pm Trad Music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 19th 10.00am Guided Family Cycle Bike Hire Shop/Laundrette 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub

EATING OUT

An Fulacht Fia Restaurant 0657077300 www.anfulachtfia.com Burren Coast Hotel 0657083001 [email protected] Burren Fine Wine and Food 0877633241 www.burrenwine.ie Gregan's Castle Hotel 0657077005 www.gregans.ie Hylands Burren Hotel 0657077037 www.hylandsburren.com Hynes Gallery Studio & Cafe 0657083953 www.hynesgallery.com L'Arco Italian Restaurant 0657083900 www.burrenrestaurant.com Logue's Lodge 0657077003 www.logueslodge.ie Monks Bar & Restaurant 0657077059 [email protected] O'Donoghue's Bar & Seafood Rest. Est 1911 [email protected] 0657076119 Pizza Cabin (Take away) 0877425170 www.burrenwine.ie Tea & Garden Rooms 0657077157 www.tearoomsballyvaughan.com The Soda Parlour 0657083999 www.thesodaparlour.com The Tea Junction 0866080191 www.ballyvaughan-apartments.com Vasco Dine Wine Deli & Eco Adventure www.vasco.ie 0657076020 Waterfront Restaurant 0862511512 [email protected]

0657077037

SERVICES

Ballyvaughan Service Station 0657077204 Burren Bike Hire 0863412875 www.burrenbike.ie Burren Boarding Kennels 0657077103 [email protected] Burren College Of Art 0657077200 www.burrencollege.ie C&T Taxis 0876987470 Church R.C. 0657077045 Corkscrew Express Deliveries 0868510242 [email protected] Doctor (normal day hours) 0657077035 Laundry 0863412875 Post Office 0657077001 Tourist Information 1850230330 Taxis C & T Hackney [email protected] Mary & Oliver McNamera Bus Hire Health & Beauty At Home Reflexology Ballyvaughan Medical Centre [email protected] Hair Studio, The [email protected] Soul Centre www.youtube.com/eftrichard

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Self Catering Ballyvaughan Village & Country Holiday Homes 0872428161 www.ballyvaughan-cottages.com Burren Holidays 0656827126 www.burrenholidays.com Burren Mews Cottages 0876382117 [email protected] Burren Wee Cottages 0657077031 www.burrenselfcatering.com Country Cottages 0657077071 www.rayscottages.com Fanore Holiday Cottages 0657076164 www.fanorecottages.com McCormack's Camp Site 0657076115 [email protected] Rent an Irish Cottage 061411109 www.rentacottage.ie Village Apartments 0866080191 www.ballyvaughan-apartments.com Wheatstone House Self Cat. 0862544832 [email protected] Whitethorn Holiday Homes 0657077207 www.whitethornholidayhomes.com

SHOPPING

Ballyvaughan Farmer's Market 0872911092 www.ballyvaughanfarmersmarket.ie Burren Craft Fair 0657078955 www.burrencrafts.net Burren House 0657077044 [email protected] Gregan's Raspberries 0657087636 [email protected] Lillimar Gift Gallery 0657077344 [email protected] Linn Fashion + Gifts ­ Visitor Centre 0657077464 [email protected] Quinn's Craftshop 0657077052 www.quinncrafts.com Siopa Fanoir & Craggagh Post Office 0657076131 [email protected] Village Food Hall 0657077181 [email protected]

Tuesday 20th 9.00pm Music in the Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 21st 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad music Greene's Pub Thursday 22nd 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad music Logue's Lodge Friday 23rd 8.00pm Trad music - O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar 9.30pm Fundraiser Table Quiz Ballyvaughan / Fanore Tourism Initiative ­ Hyland's Burren Hotel Saturday 24th 10.00am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 25th 10.00am Activity Day Burren Outdoor Education Centre 10.00am Craft Fair ­ Ballyvaughan Village Hall 12.30­2.30am Chris Droney & friends concert at Church 5.00pm Music & Tasting Evening, An Fulacht Fia 10.00pm Trad Music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 26th VHI/GAA Cul Camp 26 ­ 30 July inclusive www.vhiculcamp.gaa.ie 9.30pm ­ Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday 27th 6.30pm Irish Party Evening Burren Fine Wine & Food 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 28th 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Thursday 29th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad music Logue's Lodge Friday 30th 8.00pm Trad music O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music in Monks Bar Saturday 31st 10 am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues

Sunday 1st 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 12.30pm Fundraiser Cake Sale Ballyvaughan Church 5.00pm Outdoor music session, Hylands Burren Hotel 10.00pm Trad music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 2nd 10.00am Guided Family Cycle Bike Hire Shop/Laundrette 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Trad music in Green's Pub

AUGUST

Tuesday 3rd 10.00am Activity Day Burren Outdoor Education Centre 1.00pm Historical Village Walk (meet at Fountain) 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 4th 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet service station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Green's Pub Thursday 5th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) The Knitting Club ­ evening of Science & Technology, 065-7042581 www.theknittingclub.net 8.00pm Fundraiser Table Quiz for RNLI - Logue's Lodge Friday 6th 8.00pm Trad music O'Donoghue's Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 7th 10am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 8th 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 10.00pm Trad music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 9th 5-Day Irish Water Safety Course Bishopsquarter Beach 9th - 13th August www.iws.ie Summer Workshops Burren College of Art ­ www.burrencollege.ie 9th - 11th August "Step into your own shoes" Barry Walsh & Martin Hawkes 9th - 13th August "Creatively Using Your Digital Camera" Martina Cleary

2010

"Abstract Painting" Rita Wobbe "Intensive Portfolio Preparation" Joan Hanrahan "Experimental Drawing from Observation" Timothy Emlyn Jones 16th - 19th August "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers" ­ Mary Hawkes-Greene & Barry Walsh 16th - 20th August "Painting in the Burren Landscape" Trevor Geoghegan "Watercolours" Martina Cleary "Botanical Painting" Susan Sex "Experimental Image Making" Gina Rymarcsuk 9.30pm Trad music Greene's Pub Tuesday 10th 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 11th 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Thursday 12th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad music Logue's Lodge Friday 13th 8.00pm Trad music O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 14th 10.00am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall Activity Day at Burren Outdoor Education Centre 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 15th 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall

Charity Afternoon BBQ ­ Gregan's Castle Hotel 10.00pm Trad music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 16th 10.00am Guided Family Cycle Bike Hire Shop/Laundrette 9.30pm Trad music Greene's Pub Tuesday 17th: 6.30pm Irish Party Evening Burren Fine Wine & Food 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 18th 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet service station) 9.00pm Whiskey night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Thursday 19th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad music Logue's Lodge Friday 20th 8.00pm Trad Music O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 21st 10 am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 22nd Skyride Etape Hibernia - www.etapehibernia.com 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 5.00pm Music & Tasting Evening, An Fulacht Fia 10.00pm Trad music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 23rd 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday 24th 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 25th 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey night O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Thursday 26th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad music Logue's Lodge Friday 27th 8.00pm Trad music O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 28th 10 am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 29th 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 12.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving Festival, Michael Sexton at Ballyvaughan Church 10.00pm Trad Music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 30th 10.00am Guided Family Cycle Bike Hire Shop/Laundrette 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday 31st 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel.

Ballyvaughan /Fanore

CO. CLARE

IRELAND

B & B's Annaly House B&B 0657076154 [email protected] Ballyvaughan Lodge 0657077292 www.ballyvaughanlodge.com Burren View B&B 0657083083 www.burrenview.com Burren Walking Lodge 0657077037 www.hylandsburren.com Cappabhaile House 0657077260 www.cappabhaile.com Creggs, The 0657077234 [email protected] Dolmen Lodge B&B 0657077202 [email protected] Drumcreehy House 0657077377 www.drumcreehyhouse.com Gentian Villa B&B 0657077042 [email protected] Logue's Lodge 0657077003 www.logueslodge.ie Loughrask Lodge 0657077151 www.loughrasklodge.com Meadowfields B&B 0657077040 [email protected] Oceanville Seafront B&B 0657077051 www.ballyvaughanbandb.com Orchid House B&B 0657076975 www.orchidhouse.net Rocky View Farmhouse 0657076103 www.rockyviewfarmhouse.com Rusheen Lodge 0657077092 www.rusheenlodge.com Seacoast Lodge 0657076250 www.seacoastbb.net Teach McCoillte B&B 0657083991 www.bandbburren.com Turlough House 0657077119 [email protected]

Derry

Burren Coast Hotel 0657083000 [email protected] Greene's Bar 0657077147 Hylands Burren Hotel 0657077037 www.hylandsburren.com Logue's Lodge 0657077003 www.logueslodge.ie Monks Bar & Restaurant 0657077059 [email protected] O'Donoghue's Bar & Seafood Rest. Est 1911 [email protected] 0657076119 O'Loclainn's Bar 0657077006 www.irishwhiskeybar.com

Belfast Airport

0657077005

BARS

Belfast

Hotels Burren Coast Hotel www.burrencoast.ie Gregan's Castle Hotel www.gregans.ie Hylands Burren Hotel www.hylandsburren.com

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A guide to all that's happening in Ballyvaughan and Fanore over the summer.

Sligo

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· attractions · accommodation · activities · food & drink

COUNTY CLARE

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Dublin

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Thursday 1st 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at bridge) 9.00pm Trad music - Logue's Lodge Friday 2nd 8.00pm Trad music, O'Donoghue's Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music, Monks Bar Saturday 3rd Tri the Burren Sprint Triathlon ­ www.dolmenevents.ie 10.00am ­ 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 10.00am Activity Day Burren Outdoor Education Centre 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 4th 10.00am Craft Fair ­ Ballyvaughan Village Hall 10.00pm Trad Music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 5th 10.00am Guided Family Cycle Bike Hire Shop/Laundrette 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday 6th 1.00pm Historical Village Walk ­ meet at Fountain

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Kilkenny

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Useful websites

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Activities/Attractions Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre 0657077036 www.aillweecave.ie Aloha Surf Club 0872133996 www.surfschool.tv Ballyvaughan Farmer's Market 0872911092 www.ballyvaughanfarmersmarket.ie Ben's Rock Climbing Clinic 0868448622 www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com Burren Craft Fair 0657078955 www.burrencrafts.net Burren Hill Walks 0657077168 [email protected] Burren Guided Walks & Hikes 0657076100 www.burrenguidedwalks.com Burren Outdoor Education Centre www.burrenoec.com 0657078066 Caher Bridge Garden 0657076225 [email protected] Caherconnell Stone Fort 0657089999 www.burrenforts.ie Ribwest 0872368631 www.ribwest.com

Tuesday 1st 1.00pm Historical Village Walk ­ meet at Fountain 9.00pm Music, Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 2nd 10.00am Archaeological Walk. Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night O'Donoghues Bar Fanore 9.30pm Trad music Greene's Pub Thursday 3rd 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 7.00pm Launch Farmer's Market Cookbook Fulacht Fia 9.00pm Trad music, Logue's Lodge Friday 4th 8.00pm Trad music session, O'Donoghue's Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music, Monks Bar Saturday 5th 10.00am 2pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 6th 10.00am Craft Fair, Ballyvaughan Village Hall 5.00pm Outdoor Music Session Hyland's Burren Hotel 10.00pm Trad music, Hyland's Burren Hotel 10.00pm Music, various venues Monday 7th 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 12 noon Ballyvaughan Old Boys Vintage Car Run - meet Service Station 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday 8th 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 9th 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night, O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad music, Greene's Pub Thursday 10th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at Bridge) 9.00pm Trad music, Logue's Lodge Friday 11th 3.30pm Afternoon Tea Party, Burren Fine Wine & Food 8.00pm Trad music O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar

JUNE

Saturday 12th 10am ­ 2.00pm Farmers Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall Woodland Weekend at Aillwee Cave 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 13th 10.00am Craft Fair ­ Ballyvaughan Village Hall Woodland Weekend at Aillwee Cave. Open Day at Aillwee Cave/Burren Birds of Prey 5.00pm Outdoor Music Session Hynes' Gallery 10.00pm Trad music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 14th 10.00am Guided Family Cycle ­ Bike Hire Shop/Laundrette 9.00pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday15th 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 16th 10.00am Archaeological Walk, Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (Meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night, O' Donoghue's Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music, Greene's Pub Thursday 17th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at Bridge) 9.00pm Trad music - Logue's Lodge Friday 18th 8.00pm Trad music O'Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 19th 10am ­ 2.00pm Farmer's Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall An Post, Tour de Burren ­ www.burrencyclingclub.com 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 20th 10.00am Craft Fair, Ballyvaughan Village Hall 5.00pm Outdoor Music Session, Hyland's Burren Hotel 10.00pm Trad music, Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 21st 6.00pm Classic Car Show (Mini Coopers) Hyland's Burren Hotel car park 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub Tuesday 22nd 9.00pm Music Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 23rd 10.00am Archaeological Walk Burren Fine Wine & Food 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (Meet Service Station) 8.00pm St John's Eve Night at the Square Wallop the Cat & Local Musicians 9.00pm Whiskey Night, O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad Music Greene's Pub 10.00pm Music, Hyland's Burren Hotel

Thursday 24th 10.00am Guided Wood Loop Walk (Start at the bridge) 9.00pm Trad Music, Logue's Lodge Friday 25th 8.00pm Trad Music, O' Donoghues Bar, Fanore 9.00pm Music Monks Bar Saturday 26th 10.am ­ 2.00pm Farmers Market Ballyvaughan Village Hall 9.30pm Music in various venues Sunday 27th 10.00am Craft Fair Ballyvaughan Village Hall 5.00pm Music & Tasting Evening, An Fulacht Fia 10.00pm Trad music Hyland's Burren Hotel Monday 28th 9.30pm Trad music, Greene's Pub Tuesday 29th 9.00pm Music, Burren Coast Hotel. Wednesday 30th 10.00am Archaeological Walk, Burren Fine Wine & Foods 6.45pm Burren Cycle Club Spin (meet Service Station) 9.00pm Whiskey Night, O' Donoghue's Bar, Fanore 9.30pm Trad music, Greene's Bar

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