Traditional Irish Music Pubs in Ballyvaughan
Sean Tyrell – Traditional Music, Folk Music
Every Wednesday during Summer months from 8pm
Contact: +353 65 7077147
2. O’Lochlinns Whiskey Bar
Traditional Music, Folk Music, Jazz
Every Friday during summer months from 9pm
Contact: +353 65 707 7006
3. Hylands Burren Hotel
Traditional Music, Folk Music, Mixed Music
Every Sunday during summer months from 9pm
Contact: +353 65 707 7037
4. St John’s Hall – Ballyvaughan Farmers Market
Traditional Music, Folk Music, Child friendly
Every Saturday May to October Ballyvaughan – 10am – 2pm
Where to Eat and Drink in Ballyvaughan
Located only 2 km from Hazelwood Lodge towards Corkscrew Hill is Burren Fine Wines and Gourmet Food. Here you will find a small yet passionate and caring team of professionals who strive to make a visit to Burren Fine Wine & Food a unique experience, where you can relax forget about the pressures of everyday life, enjoy good food and a glass of wine. In this hidden corner time stands still and nature speaks its secret language even without sampling from our unique Wine List that includes some additive free wines made by a family member in the South of France.
Summer season at Burren Fine Wine & Food is the time to enjoy a selection of tasty lunches, with many healthy vegetarian and food combining options on the Menu, as well as range of mouth-watering home-made desserts. Our summer season normally runs from Mid-May to the end of August.
Their wines can be purchased on line year round, with delivery nationwide.
Join Burren Fine Food and Wine in the summer for their amazing Irish Party evenings enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. The Party evenings are a combination of Traditional Home-made Irish Food, music, song, poetry and storytelling.
2. L'Arco Italian Restaurant
L’Arco is an authentic Italian restaurant located off the main street of Ballyvaughan village. All dishes are prepared by Italian chefs using the finest quality ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible. Everything is prepared from scratch in their kitchen – bread & starters, pasta & pizza right through to the desserts. L’Arco is a very popular restaurant with both locals and visitors so reservations are recommended.
L’Arco has been nominated by the Restaurant Association of Ireland as being the “Best casual dining” for 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.
“We’ve eaten all over Italy and New York and this is just as good as any top notch Italian restaurant. Who knew you could get authentic and delicious Italian food in Ireland! This is a must and a wonderful addition to ballyvaughan, which to me is the best town in Ireland!”- One of many Trip Advisor Reviewers
To book phone:(065) 708 3900.
3. O’Loclainn’s Irish Whiskey Bar
A pleasant stroll from Hazelwood Lodge into the village of Ballyvaughan, O’Loclainn’s is recognised by travel and food writers as someplace special, an unforgettable traditional pub, where occasionally there might be traditional music played on fiddles and guitars and tin whistles to be enjoyed as the peace of evening comes dropping slowly.
One review from the Irish Food Guide says of O’Loclainn’s:
“You can lock us in Margaret and Peter O’Loclainn’s tiny, never-changing bar and throw away the key and we won’t protest a jot: this is one of our favourite bars anywhere in Ireland, and their capacious and intriguing selection of whiskeys is enough to mesmerise a man even before he has had a drop to drink. If you want to explore the world of uisce beatha in all its multifarious glory, then Ballyvaughan is your destination. Don’t miss O’Loclainn’s at any cost.”
As a testament to the unique charm and hospitality of O’Loclainn’s Irish Whiskey Bar, some of the whiskeys on display are in fact gifts from visitors to Ballyvaughan, sent to the O’Loclainn’s on their return home.
Enjoy the company of Margaret and Peter O'Lochlainn who would be happy to talk you through the history and folklore of the Burren as you enjoy a whiskey or two!
For more information call (065) 707 7006
4. Tea and Garden Rooms
Located near the pier in Ballyvaughan, the owner of these gorgeous tea rooms, Jane O’Donoghue looks forward to welcoming you to this pretty day time restaurant. The tea rooms overlooks Galway bay and entered through a lovely front garden, this delightful stone restaurant dates back to 1790, when it was built as a residence for 'coast security officers'. Nearly two centuries later it was bought in a derelict condition by the O'Donoghue family, who then rebuilt it and opened it as a tea room and gardens in 1981.
Pop in at lunch time for some delicious seafood and salads or sample some delicious homemade cake!
The Tea Rooms is open from April to January from 11am to 5.30pm.
The restaurant close Tuesdays and Wednesdays for September & October. They open Friday , Saturday & Sunday for November & December