How to Find Us

We are easily located and can be accessed by car or bus. We are 1 hours drive from Shannon Airport and 3 hours drive from Dublin Airport.

From Abroad

The most direct route to the College from abroad is via Shannon airport, which is one hour’s drive away. Numerous airlines service Shannon Airport including Aer Lingus, American Airlines, US Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Airlines etc. Further information is available from .

Dublin Airport is approx. 3 hours drive from Ballyvaughan and is accessible from airports all over the world.  There are bus services connecting Dublin airport to Galway city, which is one hour north of Ballyvaughan.  Further information on airlines and destinations serviced by Dublin Airport is available from

Within Ireland

Ballyvaughan can be reached by bus through the Bus Eireann daily service (#350) between Galway city, Ennis and Ballyvaughan. Details and timetables are available from From Galway you can travel by bus to any part of Ireland using Bus Eireann or one of a number of private bus operators such as and

The College is a 3 hour drive from Dublin by car, 1 hour from Galway and approximately 1.5 hours to Limerick. For route planners and driving directions please visit

While there is no direct bus service from Shannon Airport to Ballyvaughan, it is possible to take connecting buses to Galway or Ennis and then on to Ballyvaughan.  A number of local and national taxi services are also available, and car rental services are available in most major cities and airports.

The College address is located 2.4 km south of Ballyvaughan off of the N67 road.

The address is: Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare H91 H299