Ballybunion has been a family holiday resort for over a century and has been a favourite destination of visitors from the surrounding counties. This coastal town has a beautiful beach which is surrounded by stunning cliffs and divided by a rocky outcrop on which stands the iconic Ballybunion Castle. In Summer the beach is crowded with residents and day trippers enjoying the sun and the waves of the Wild Atlantic.
The town is well served by restaurants, bars hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation.
What’s in Ballybunion?
One of Ballybunion’s main attractions is the Golf Club which has two courses including The Old Course which is considered one of the top links courses in the world. Many of the world’s leading golfers and celebrities including President Bill Clinton have played there.
The Tintean Theatre is a great new facility in this town. Many of the top performers in the country have appeared there.
The recently built Leisure Centre has a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym so if the weather is not great there is still a lot to do.
Some of the scenery around the area is stunning and cliff-top walks are very popular. Guided historical walks and bicycle tours are available at EcoTrek Ballybunion.
Surfing has become a really popular activity here in recent years and it no has its own Surf School.
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