Find Space and Inspiration at Monks

17 October 2021

“If you ever go across the sea to Ireland,
then maybe at the closing of your day
you will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh
and see the sun go down on Galway Bay.”

From the song ‘Galway Bay’ by Arthur Colahan


All you need is time and Monks will provide the space and inspiration for a truly magnificent break.

With stunning vistas of Galway Bay, Monks Seafood Restaurant, Bar and Accommodation is ideally situated in the picture-perfect village of Ballyvaughan on the west coast of Ireland. Full of historical richness, archaeological treasures, friendly locals, plenty of delicious food and drink options, Ballyvaughan is truly a unique and beautiful place!

Surrounded by the Burren landscape, Monks is ideally placed for trips to some truly special local attractions and sightseeing treats. Go kayaking on Galway Bay, take an underground tour of nearby Aillwee Cave or Doolin Cave, try rock climbing with the Burren Outdoor Adventures, enjoy wildlife viewing, walking, cycling and more.

Art aficionado? Monks is just minutes away from the Burren College of Arts.

What could be better than a day of discovery and exploration, topped off with a hearty lunch or dinner at Monks Ballyvaughan, as you reflect on your great adventures!?