Ballybunion by the sea is like nowhere else in the world, inhale the champagne air and make memories to last generations!

Ballybunion has countless ways to enchant you. Home to cliffs you can touch, sunsets to inspire you all year round, blue flag beaches to explore with the Atlantic Ocean in all its magnificence and moods. Ballybunion is also the natural home of wellbeing for over 250 years. At your leisure explore everything Ballybunion has to offer here on our official visitors website or drop in to our local tourist office when you arrive. Enjoy everything from fishing to golf on the famous Ballybunion Golf Links, yoga to bird watching, walking along clifftops or following heritage trails, attending the theatre, fine dining in one of our top-class restaurants or ceol & craic in any of our fantastic local bars.

ballybunion - where land meets sea

Ballybunion Beach Art

Ballybunion sometimes known as Ballybunnion is an ideal location for beach art with its vast stretches of beautiful fine sands and the natural viewing points from the cliffs, walkways and Castle Green. In May, the Wild Atlantic Way Sand Art Event brings a host of national and international sand artists to Ballybunion’s beaches to showcase examples of spectacular sand art on a large scale over several days. Part of the event will see local children and community groups embracing the beach as a canvas for unleashing their creativity, guided by the pros.

The main event involves numerous artists working simultaneously on each of Ballybunion’s four beaches – the Long Strand, Men’s Beach, Ladies’ Beach and Nuns’ Beach – each with their own unique creations.

Moya Festival

Discover MOYA, a festival of Meditation, Ocean, Yoga and Art in breath-taking Ballybunion on the Wild Atlantic Way. Let your troubles sink in the golden sand as you inhale invigorating sea air. Reconnect with your creativity and intuition through an array of workshops. Experience rejuvenation and healing with experts in the fields of holistic therapy, nutrition, yoga and meditation. Embrace your artistic side with art classes en plein air, meditation with mandela art, photography or creative writing.

Feel the vibes with Tibetan singing bowls and drumming workshops. Get your energy flowing with chakranetics and yoga flow. Immerse yourself in MOYA and all it has to offer.The MOYA Wellness Festival takes place over the May and October Bank Holidays each year.

Women In Media

The annual Women In Media Conference takes place in the opulent setting of Kilcooly’s Country House in April. The conference offers an impressive range of media-themed events and discussions, championing in particular the role of Irish Women in Media. Each year guarantees a thought-provoking panel of high-calibre speakers. Previous panellists include Joan Burton, Katherine Zappone, Frances Fitzgerald, Catherine Shanahan, Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Lorna Byrne, Olivia O’Leary, Caitriona Perry, Mary Dundon and Miriam O’Callaghan. 

A gala dinner and awards ceremony also takes place in Kilcooly’s Country House on the Saturday of the conference. The conference is open to the public and a variety of ticket options is available.

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