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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and personal to the birds as they fly overhead and... more » Owner description: DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and personal to the birds as they fly overhead and through the audience. A HOME to Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, and Owls from all over the world.EDUCATION into the amazing world of Raptors, their biology, conservation and the ancient art of Falconry.HAWK WALKS which are a once in a life time opportunity to interact with some of nature's top predators. Guided and instructed by experienced Falconers, this hour long 'Walk with a Hawk' through hazel woodland and across Burren limestone pavement is tailor made for anybody seeking a totally unique experience. « less
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: We are Backwest Adventures, the Burren's premier caving guides. Contact us today to talk about group, family and corporate... more » Owner description: We are Backwest Adventures, the Burren's premier caving guides. Contact us today to talk about group, family and corporate rates! Caving is the ideal team building activity - experience the raw breathtaking beauty of the Burren's underground landscape.We offer environmentally sensitive trips in the wild caves of the Burren as well as guided walks on the rugged hills around Ballyvaughan. We also provide bespoke, quality team building experiences for groups of 6 or more.With our partner businesses, we also offer climbing, abseling and kayaking. Your experience is always genuine, exciting and safe - and absolutely unique.We choose the cave according to your needs and abilities; whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced caver. Suitable for everyone, no experience necessary! This is the real deal, and great craic too! « less
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Tours
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A one acre, award winning plantsman's garden situated in the beautiful Caher Valley in the heart of the Burren. The garden... more » Owner description: A one acre, award winning plantsman's garden situated in the beautiful Caher Valley in the heart of the Burren. The garden was begun in 1999 and has been specifically designed to 'blend' into, and incorporate it's surrounding landscape. Many 'native' plants are used, along with an extensive collection of garden plants. There are several noteable collections including Brunnera, Galanthus, Ferns, Hostas, Primula,Arisaema,and crocosmia. The garden includes a section of the Caher river, ponds and water features. There are interesting design elements, and a wealth of creative stonework including a 'Moon Window' built from local stone. It has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and is included in the book "The top 100 Gardens of Ireland" The garden is open from March to November, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please ring for details. All visits are by guided tour. Photography is allowed. Unfortunately the garden is NOT suitable for children under 16 years. « less
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Newtown Castle is a beautifully restored 16th century cylindrical fortified tower house - one of only few such buildings in... more » Owner description: Newtown Castle is a beautifully restored 16th century cylindrical fortified tower house - one of only few such buildings in Ireland. Having lain derelict for many years, the castle's restoration began in 1994, completed in time for the opening of the Burren College of Art in August of that year. Newtown Castle is once again a vibrant building in daily use, central to the artistic, cultural and educational life of the Burren. It is open free of charge to the public on week days. Newtown Castle is also available for wedding ceremonies, small private functions or company events. « less
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Ranked #8 of 8 attractions in Ballyvaughan
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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