Ballybunion is a microcosm of all types of Irish Coastline,
with Estuary and Mudflat to the south, shingle and sand dunes
in the middle, and dramatic rock Cliffs to the north. With this
in mind it is a walkers paradise, a book detailing the walks
of Ballybunion is available locally. www.blackridgemountaineering.com
Ballybunion is rich in history and tradition and a visit
to the Heritage Centre and Museum will bring visitor through
the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages in the area.
The centre also features early Christian settlements in Ballybunion
and hosts displays on the world famous Lartigue Monorail and
the Marconi Radio Station.
Ballybunion along with the rest of Kerry has plenty to celebrate,
local festivals include a River Raft Run, a 3-mile run along
the River Feale on your very own purposely built raft in aid
of Ballybunion Sea Rescue. The famous Ballybunion International
Bachelor Festival, a week long fun filled festival with a
program of varied events for both adults and children. The
Husband and Wife Golf Competition, a two-day event over the
Old and Cashen Courses. A Guided Walking Weekend of beach
cliff and hill walking.
Ballybunion Golf Club welcome in excess of 20,000 visitors
per year. It is the second largest employer in North Kerry,
boasting two separate and highly challenging links courses.
The Old course at 6,593 yards par 71 is much sought
after by the visiting golfer. The Cashen course is a par 72-
6,306 yards and is growing steadily in popularity and visitor
numbers, this course is now suitable for caddie cars.
For almost 100 years the North Kerry Community has been benefiting
from our famous seaweed baths on the Ladies Beach. Firstly,
the natural goodness of bathing in salt water brings welcome
relief to general muscular stiffness, tension, arthritic and
rheumatic pain. The bath owners hand pick the seaweed daily
from the "Blackrocks". The water provided for your
bath is sea-water, pumped straight from the Atlantic Ocean
each day. This is heated and ready for you at the turn of
The Tinteán Theatre Mission is to operate a purpose
built performance venue with contemporary Traditional Irish
Dance, Irish Music and literature as its core and tourism
as its primary audience market. The Tinteán Theatre
is intended to act as a catalyst in the tourism repositioning
of Ballybunion as a venue for the Arts and general theatrical
entertainment and for The Tinteán to be a major element
of the "Arts and Cultural Ring of Kerry".
Two main sandy beaches with some of the cleanest Atlantic
ocean-waters separated by the ruins of a castle the now world
famous emblem of Ballybunion Golf Club as worn by former US
President Bill Clinton. Ballybunion has long held the blue
flag accreditation. High Cliffs where it is possible to view
Dolphins and do a spot of Bird watching, coastal boat trips,
seaweed baths and angling, but most of all champagne air and
Ballybunion is home to a number of Hotels, guesthouses, country
homes, farmhouses, mobile homes and self-catering facilities.
Local bars and restaurants, using the best of local fresh
produce serve Irish and International cuisine. Enjoy an Irish
"seisiun" or traditional session, which takes place
in some of the town's many pubs..
& Indoor Swimming Pool: