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Kinvara, Co. Galway

This article is about the village in south County Galway. For the townland in west County Galway, see Kinvara .

Kinvara is a sea port village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland. Kinvara is also the name of the parish in which the village is situated. Kinvara is occasionally spelled Kinvarra in English; this may be seen on some maps and road signs, although Kinvara is the most common spelling used nowadays. Kinvarra is still the official form of the name for the townland as shown on OSI maps and this form is still used on polling cards as the name of the townland while the District Electoral Division is called Kinvara.

Kinvara's area population according to the 2006 Census was 1160. The Great Famine in the 1840s and a series of emigrations that continued up until the 1960s reduced the population of the village – once a thriving port and a significant exporter of corn and seaweed – to no more than a few hundred people. From around the 1980s the population of the parish of Kinvara started to increase while the village started to grow in size.
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Bus to Kinvara

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 350:
      • Ennis (Bus Station) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Ennis (Bus Station)

Things to See and Do in Kinvara

Dunguaire Castle

Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland
The castle, which overlooks Galway, is a 16th century castle. From April to September the castle comes alive with medieval banquets, which feature a theatrical performance involving rhyme, verse music and song. The castle has a crafts shop and visitors sh

Hotels in Kinvara

Merriman Hotel Merriman Hotel

Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway
The hotel, which has the largest thatched roof in Ireland, consists of 32 bedrooms, a restaurant and a pub. Kinvara is a picturesque fishing village, located on the South Shores of famous Galway Bay.

Guesthouses in Kinvara

Kinvara Guesthouse Kinvara Guesthouse

Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway
Kinvara Guesthouse is a delightful, new, luxurious guesthouse centrally located in the picturesque fishing village of Kinvara. It has also received 4 Star Rating from Fáilte Ireland.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Kinvara

Fallon Fallon's Bed & Breakfast

Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway
This family-run B&B is set in the village of Kinvara on the shores of Galway Bay. It offers en suite rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi, 3 minutes’ walk from Kinvara Harbour.

Kinvara Inn B&B Kinvara Inn B&B

Ardrahan Rd, Kinvara, Co. Galway
Just 15 minutes’ walk from Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara Inn provides bright and warmly furnished rooms with private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi access and free parking. Each spacious room includes a TV, along with tea and coffee facilities.

Restaurants in Kinvara

Keogh Keogh's Bar & Restaurant

Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Merriman Inn Merriman Inn

Kinvara, Co. Galway

Pier Head Pier Head

The Quays, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Starmoon House Restaurant

The Square, Kinvara, Co. Galway

The Pizza Cafe The Pizza Cafe

The Quay, Kinvara, Co. Galway

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Pubs & Nightlife

Kinvara Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Kinvara