Things to do in Bishop's Quarter

  • Visit the ruins of nearby Corcomroe Abbey, 10 mins. drive, and the many other historic and archeological remains in the area
  • Join the traditional music sessions in the pubs in Ballyvaughan (daily during the season )
  • Watch the rich birdlife on the shores
  • Visit Ailwee Cave and the birds display there
  • Go shopping in the colourful streets of Galway, a 1 hr. drive from Ballyvaughan
  • Explore Connemara on a day tour
  • Take a boat to the Aran Islands from Doolin or Galway
The Burren Way

Activities in the Burren!

The Burren has it all - castles, historical monuments, abbeys, museums, caves... and so much more! You can drive in and around the Burren's several roads, but the only way to really experience it is by foot! The "green roads" are the old Burren roads and are perfect to explore this landscape on short and long walks. The Burren Way walking route connects Ballyvaughan, Lahinch and the Mullaghmore area, guided tours are available. But the Burren Way is only one of the many short and long walks criss-crossing the Burren landscape. Many quiet roads allow for cycling, whether folllowing marked routes or your senses.
Corcomroe Abbey

If you are a golfer North Clare has much to offer. There are a number of excellent courses, the most famous being The Links Course at Lahinch, on which the South of Ireland Golf Championship is played annually in the summer. Lahinch also has the 18-hole Castle Course. More challenging courses can be found in Gort, Galway, Ennis, Spanish Point, Doonbeg, Kilkee and Kilrush.
Burren Flowers

Swimming & Surfing
A beach is only a short walk away and supervised in the summer season; famous Flaggy Shore beach is 5 kms away in New Quay. Lahinch also has a great beach for swimming, surfing and walking. Not only children will enjoy Seaworld (Swimming Pool & Aquarium) at the Strand promenade. Another splendid beach is in Fanore, about 20 mins. away.

There are excellent fishing spots all along the coast and in the inland waters. Sea Fishing Trips can be arranged from Kinvara and Ballyvaughan harbours, in one of Ireland's top deep sea angling centres.

Those who are not so eager to engage in the many active and passive pursuits available will enjoy the peace and tranquility, the flora and fauna and the ever changing Irish skies!

More activities and things to see
You'll find a lot more information on the Burren and the sights in the area on the West of County Clare website - click here