The Burren region is internationally famous for its limestone landscape and flora. The views of the limestone pavement being punctuated by bursts of vividly coloured flora are abundant in the spring. In a landscape were Arctic and Alpine flowers grow surprisingly alongside Mediterranean species and where something is always in bloom you would be forgiven for thinking it’s a botanists paradise. While the spring and summer months see the flowers blooming, it is the ferns and moss that take centre stage in autumn and winter.
For more information
The Burren National Park provides public access to this special natural landscape and offers a free bus service around the park during the summer months.
Visit the information Centre in Corrofin for further details.
Take a guided walk with a knowledgeable local guide:
Burren Experience Guided Walks
Join local guide Marie on an enlightening and exhilarating walk on Mullaghmore. Explore the history of the land and its people, view old farm homesteads, ancient famine roads and the flora of the Burren.
Meeting point: Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin Open: Year-round
Tel: +353 (0)86 8219 441
Heart of Burren Walks
Offering a wide variety of guided walks though the landscape and the Burren National Park with commentaries on the geology, flora, archaeology, fauna, farming and folklore of the Burren.
Meeting point: Burren Centre, Kilfenora When: Year-round
Tel: +353 (0)87 2925 487
Coisceim Anama, meaning Footstep of the Soul, offer Inspirational Walks in the beautiful Burren. Walkers are given the opportunity to slow things down, take things one step at a time and awaken the senses.
Meeting point: N52.91146, W9.06629 (Corofin)
Tel: +353 (0)87 9828 173