Saturday 29th June – 2.15pm: Nature Trail

Mullaghmore Nature Trail

Delve into the limestone origins of the Burren and find out why it’s literally a nature hotspot! Discover the difference between a doline and a turlough, explore wildflower meadows and hazel woods, and learn how such a mix of different habitats is vital for wildlife. This walk is 1.5km long and takes 1.5-2 hours over some rough and rocky terrain - appropriate footwear and all-weather gear are essential! Booking required – contact burrennationalpark@housing.gov.ie or 065 6827693 for details.

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Friday 28th June – 10.15 Slieve Carran Nature Reserve

Slieve Carran

Join us for a free guided walk at Slieve Carran Nature Reserve. Walk along the karst limestone pavement and learn about the unique diversity of wildflowers dotted throughout the calcareous grasslands. Spend some time in the shade of the mixed hazel, ash and oak woodlands where you will discover St. Colman’s Hermitage nestled at the base of Eagle’s Rock.   This 2.5km guided walk starts at the entrance to the Slieve Carran Nature Reserve at 10.15am and will last approximately...

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Friday 21st June – 14.15: Orange Trail – MIDSUMMER GUIDED WALK

A Flower at Burren National Park

That’s more like it! Summer has returned to Burren National Park to set the wildflower meadows buzzing and bring the turloughs down to size. As midsummer approaches, make hay while the sun shines* and celebrate the longest day with a free guided walk! Have an orchid moment in the species-rich grassland, drop into the cool green shade of the hazel wood, and explore the mystery of the disappearing lake. While the Orange Trail is our shortest at 1.3km, all of...

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Sunday 16th June – 14.15: Base of Mullaghmore

Lake at Mullamore

The recent rain may not be to our liking, but a burst of sun again today has brought the flowers forth! Behold amongst others the early marsh orchid, the unspined meadow thistle, and the golden blooms of the shrubby cinquefoil, dotting the shores of the lakes and turlough. Spotted amidst these were several bees, alas too fast for our photographer as they bustled about the blossoms. To meet some of these rare and remarkable wildflowers, their animal associates and find...

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