Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark

Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark

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, a host of wild flora and fauna and an amazing food culture, all 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 the area’s foodie culture with the Slow Food Clare festival in May and The Burren Food Fayre and Winterage Festival in October.

Unleash your adventurous side in the Geopark 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?

Traditional Irish music is very much alive and kicking in the Burren – so pick up a whistle or a fiddle and join in! There is music played every night in villages and towns throughout the region – with Doolin as the hub.


Facilities

  • Climb Mullaghmore Mountain- Centre of the Burren National Park
  • Delve Underground into Aillwee and Doolin Caves
  • Explore Many Walking Trails to Uncover Secrets of Unique Landscape with a Local Guide
  • Explore World Famous Cliffs of Moher
  • Follow your Nose & Stomach on the Burren Food Trail
  • Poulnabrone- the Iconic Dolmen Dating Back to 3600 BC

Distance


Address

Clare County Council Office
Ennistymon Area Office
Ennistymon
Co. Clare
V95 YX81


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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