We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our accomodation for the week. The house was a good size and having brought a family of three generations, the added bonuses included three separate bedrooms and two toilets/shower rooms. The owners made us feel welcome and we would definitely stay here again.
We spent a very enjoyable week in this property in May 2012. We were welcomed at the property by the owners, who showed us round, explained everything, made tea and generally made us feel at home. The property is modern, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. It is very quick, easy and relaxing to settle in. It is in a small estate of similar semi detached properties which comprises the holiday village, located on the outskirts of Ballybunion on the coast road.
The village is within easy walking distance, with a new supermarket, one or two other shops, several restaurants and public houses, most of which serve food. The restaurants are busy at the weekend and booking would be advisable. The prestigious golf course is on the coast road opposite the property and a statue in the village commemorates Bill Clinton’s golfing visit there. There are several walks in the area, including spectacular views of the beaches, cliffs, Shannon estuary, sand dunes and ruined castle. The circuit around the outside of the golf course can only be done at low tide as it involves walking along the beach on the seaward side of the golf course.
Ballybunion is easily reached from Dublin via the motorway to Limerick then a good road along the south side of the Shannon estuary with some glorious views as a taster, and the odd tourist attraction such as the flying boat museum.
Ballybunion is a good base for visiting places in that part of the west of Ireland. Tralee (the County Museum is impressive), Killarney (the lakes, National Park and Muckross House are all worth a visit as well as the town), Dingle (a charming town) and its peninsula (more intimate than the Ring) and the Ring of Kerry itself are all within easy day trips away. More adventurous travellers could get to the south west tip of Ireland or north to the cliffs of Mohar via the ferry across the Shannon at Tarbert.
At the end of the week the owner returned promptly to ask about our stay, read the meter and settle the energy bill which is extra. We had a very enjoyable stay in Ballybunion (the weather was kind to us which no doubt helped enormously) and would like to return one day.
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