Ballyvara House! What a marvelous site for a family vacation! Thirty members of our family celebrated our 59th wedding anniversary there. The rooms had all the amenities of a 5 five star hotel! The state of the art kitchen is very user friendly. The grounds are beautiful and breathtaking. Our grand kids ( from ages 13 to 33) enjoyed the soccer, the tennis, the game room - even the chess board in the lobby was never empty. The path through the fields made for a delightful and safe walk into town. We visited The Aran Islands, Dingle, Mayo (family homestead) , Galway and The Cliffs of Moher. The men enjoyed playing golf at Lahinch. A few brave souls surfed in body suits off the Lahinch beach. The Irish music at the pubs in downtown Doolin was enjoyed by all. Even the shops in Doolin were great for those of us who enjoy shopping as a sport. The dining room was most conducive not only for eating, but for telling stories and building family unity. Becky was a competent, thoughtful and pleasant host! "In short , there is simply not, a more congenial spot than here in.....Ballyvara"!