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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.

Find out more about the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark

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.

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One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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