Kinvara (Cinn Mhara) - "The Head of the Sea", is another sea village on the southern shores of Galway Bay. Dunguaire Castle stands guard of Kinvara bay, and is a very popular tourist destination. Medieval-type banquets are held nightly each summer in this old 16th century tower house.

Kinvara was once a thriving port to which the necessities of life, such as turf fuel, were brought by the traditional Connemara sailing craft in the 19th century.

This trade is recalled each summer in Cruinniu na mBad, a sea festival organised by the village, which sees the old boats compete in a host of exciting races and events.

Location: Kinvara is situated 13 miles (20.9 km) from Ballyvaughan village.