The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark was awarded the EDEN destination of excellence award under the theme ‘Tourism and Local Gastronomy’.
Mid-way on the Wild Atlantic Way in north County Clare the Geopark region has a necklace of towns and villages that offer a gateway to this dramatic landscape. Corofin, Ennistymon, Kilfenora, Lisdoonvarna and Doolin are the perfect entry points from the south while the villages of New Quay and Ballyvaughan offer access from the north.
In the surrounds of the Geopark you will find the longest cave system in Ireland, the largest stalactite in Europe, the Burren National Park, the Carron Nature Reserve, and a host of wild flora and fauna waiting to be discovered.
Bring your walking boots and immerse yourself in the Burren with a local, knowledgeable guide leading you through some of the world’s most unique and less-travelled landscapes. Described as a ‘vast memorial to bygone cultures’ the Burren is one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Western Europe with wedge tombs, ancient cooking sites and ring forts dotting the landscape.
Follow your nose, and your stomach, on the Burren Food Trail – tasting local produce and delicious dishes served up by our many chef-led restaurants, farmers markets and local producers. Celebrate our foodie festivals with the Slow Food Clare festival in May and The Burren Food Fayre and Winterage Festival in October.
Unleash your adventurous side in the Burren with the Burren Activity Trail – offering something for everyone and all in the beautiful landscape of the Burren! Go kayaking, surfing, cycling, abseiling, caving, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, or why not try something more relaxing like yoga, outdoor paining or food foraging?
Pick up a whistle or a fiddle and give us a tune! Traditional Irish music is very much alive and kicking in the Burren! There is music played every night in villages and towns throughout the region – with Doolin as the hub, it’s a great place to stop and enjoy a few tunes!
For further information www.burren.ie
- Follow your nose, and your stomach, on the Burren Food Trail
- Grab your walking boots and explore one of the many walking trails and uncover the secrets of this unique landscape with a local guide
- Climb Mullaghmore mountain, the centre of the Burren National Park
- Explore the world famous Cliffs of Moher
- Delve underground and into Aillwee and Doolin Caves
- Take a journey deep into the past at Poulnabrone – the iconic dolmen dating back to 3600 BC