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The Tea and Garden Rooms

Ballyvaughan, North Clare

Cafe / Tea Rooms

The Tea and Garden Rooms are in the heart of the beautiful Burren. They overlook Galway bay and are entered through a lovely garden.

This lovely stone restaurant dates back to 1790, built as a residence for coast security officers. Nearly two centuries later, it was bought in a derelict condition by the O’Donoghue family, who then rebuilt it and opened it as a tea room and gardens in 1981. 

Having been run successfully by Katherine O’Donoghue for many years, it is now in the capable hands of her daughter, Jane.

The tea rooms are full of character and make the perfect spot for a light bite to eat, and the beautiful back garden or the conservatory can be idyllic in fine weather. The homely dining room offers comfort and shelter with its informal arrangement of old furniture and a delightful display of homebaked fare.

Good to know

  • The Tea and Garden Rooms is located on the coast road in Ballyvaughan near the pier, where there is public parking available.

About Ballyvaughan


Ballyvaughan is a picturesque coastal village in the Burren, and a Discovery Point along the Wild Atlantic Way.