Ballyvaughan is a lovely harbour village in County Clare, located on the south shores of Galway Bay, in the northwest corner of The Burren.
A short distance from the village is Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre, with the caves dating to over 350,000 years old.
The cave features include an underground river, a waterfall, large stalactites, and stalagmites and the remains of brown bears.
The site was originally occupied by Ballyvaughan Castle, which stood at the edge of the harbour. By 1840, the castle was in ruins, with only the foundations remaining today.
Among the activities in the area are boating, fishing, scuba diving, and other maritime activities. The village is also located on the Burren Way, a long-distance walking trail.
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