The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark was awarded membership of the Global Geoparks Network in 2011. In 2015 the Global Geoparks Network became a UNESCO designation. Not only does the region have the geological importance that is required of a Geopark, it also has the all-important network of organisations that oversee tourism in the area as well as coordinated education and conservation efforts.
Over 530 square kilometers in size, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher region offers diversity that is second to none and is a living landscape comprising people, place, learning and livelihood. Whether you choose to take a farmer-guided walk on Mullaghmore, to feast on delicious local food or to stay in a family-run bed and breakfast – you are doing your bit to support the sustainable development of this important area. Find out more about the Burren Ecotourism Network.