Visitors are all welcome to the Burren National Park. It is a place of tranquillity and quiet. There are various marked trails in the Park that take you through many different fascinating and beautiful habitats, such as species rich limestone grasslands, hazel/ ash woodlands and limestone pavements.
The terrain is very rocky with deep fissures and cracks, there are also loose rocks and steep cliff areas. Please keep well away from any cliffs and steep rocky areas, as they may be dangerous. The Limestone can get very slippery when wet so extreme caution must be taken. Strong walking boots and a map and compass are essential. The weather is also very changeable so waterproof clothing should also be carried.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is delighted to announce the recommencement of the Free Bus Service to the Burren National Park for the 2013 season. From Wednesday 1st May until Saturday 31st August the bus service will operate from the Information Point in Corofin through the National Park. The bus will run from 10.15 to 18.00 seven days a week and will provide access to various sections of the National Park.
This service gives people the opportunity to explore the 5 scenic way-marked walking trails found within the park. Operating on a regular loop, there will be stops within the park enabling passengers to get off and on again. This allows time to explore the various trails through the unique Burren landscape before re-joining the bus at a later time or a different place.
You can help protect this beautiful and unusual habitat. The Park is managed primarily for conservation and is a fragile landscape. Visitors are welcome, so PLEASE look and admire but adhere to the following requests:
Do not chase or scare any wild animals, this includes the insect life, some may bite but most are harmless
For more information on Leave No Trace Click Here
The Burren National Park is situated on the south-eastern side of the Burren, in north Co. Clare. To access the park, from Corofin, take the R476 to Kilnaboy. In Kilnaboy take the right turn (L1112) before the ruined church. Approximately 5 kilometres along this road you will reach a crossroads. There is a lay-by just before this cross roads on the right. Then on foot, turn right, along the ‘crag road’; Burren National Park lands are on your left. Please park in the lay-by not on the crag road to avoid damage to the vegetation. This is a public road so be careful of traffic.
To enjoy your visit to the park to the full it is important to be aware of the following health and safety recommendations:
Carry enough water and food for your walk.
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