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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN THE BURREN

UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

1 - Explore the Burren Coast - Discover the beating heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and follow the Coast Road from Doolin to Ballyvaughan – the limestone pavements erratics, and alpine flowers will take your breath away.

2 - Witness the Natural world of the Cliffs of Moher - Explore the world famous Cliffs of Moher; hike the 6km coastal trail to the highest point, go bird watching by boat on a Cliff Cruise, or delve into the beautifully designed Visitors Center with its birds-eye view cinema experience.

3. Don’t just visit the Burren, taste it! - 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 in May and The Burren Food Fayre and Winterage Festival in October.

4. Discover more with a guide - Immerse yourself in the Burren with a local, knowledgeable guide leading you through some of the world’s most unique and less-travelled landscapes. Climb Mullaghmore mountain, the center of the Burren National Park, and be captivated by the beauty around you.

5. Join a Geo-fest - Join the party, Burren-style! The Burren Rocks is a 2 day Geo-fest of activities that will flood your senses and excite your brain.

6. Delve into the underworld - Delve underground and into Doolin Cave, home to the longest free hanging stalactite in the Northern hemisphere. Take in the magnificent Birds of Prey Centre at the Ailwee Caves, before heading underground into their famous show cave.

7. Take a journey deep into the past - Uncover the secrets of the Poulnabrone – the iconic dolmen dating back to 3600 BC, trace the path walked by an ancient civilisation at Caherconnell Stone Fort – a beautifully preserved 1000 year old Fort.

8. Unleash your adventurous side - 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?

9. Grab your walking boots - Explore one of the Geopark Heritage Trails. These easy to moderate short hikes also provide excellent historical facts about the important historical sites you will discover along the way. A great way to spend an afternoon!

10. Pick up a whistle or a fiddle - Traditional Irish music is very much alive and kicking in the Burren! There is music played every night in little villages and towns throughout the region – with Doolin and Lisdoonvarna as two great places to stop and enjoy a few tunes!

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