Kilfenora, Co. Clare

Location

Vaughan’s Pub is situated in the village of Kilfenora, located along the west coast of Ireland in County Clare. This coastal village serves as a gateway to the breathtaking landscape of the Burren. The Burren is internationally famous for its karst limestone landscape, unusual combination of flora, thousands of archaeological sites and unique farming traditions. Because of these unusual features, most of the Burren is designated by the European Union as a Special Area of Conservation as well as an UNESCO Global Geopark.

Stone Wall, Location, Kilfenora
Horse located in West Coast of Ireland

Castles, Iron Age Forts and Ancient Tombs

Historical Sites

Kilfenora has some old castles that give you a peek into the past. If you’re into history, there are well-kept forts showing Ireland’s Iron Age. The ancient tombs in Kilfenora tell you about the people who lived here before. What makes Kilfenora unique is its commitment to preserving historical sites while maintaining the unspoiled beauty of the countryside. Visitors can step back in time and experience Ireland’s history as you explore the village and its surroundings.

Local Culture

Traditional Irish Music

The village is renowned for its rich musical and dancing tradition, with the Kilfenora Céilí Band, founded over a century ago, continuing to enchant visitors. For a taste of local culture, you can explore the vibrant scenes captured in the perennially popular TV series ‘Father Ted,’ much of which was filmed in and around Kilfenora.

There is so much to see and do in Co. Clare, be sure to check out local tourist websites Kilfenora Clare and Visit Clare.

Vaughan's Pub Traditional Irish Music