Invertebrates of the Burren Conference

Burren Invertebrate Conference

The NPWS will host a conference on the Invertebrates of the Burren on the 9th to 11th August at the Michael Cusack Centre, Carran. For more information in attending, please visit  https://www.npws.ie/research-projects/animal-species/invertebrates

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Burren Grasslands Walk

A Flower at Burren National Park

Come along to the first event associated with the new ‘Great Irish Grasslands’  project. This will be an introductory walk, aiming to introduce attendees to some of the the grasslands and grassland plants of the Burren. We will be celebrating the best of the Burren and Irish grasslands and sharing sharing information on limestone grassland indicator plants. Click the link below for more information and to book: Burren Grasslands Walk

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Free Guided Walks

White Trail Meadow

Our experienced guides provide free guided tours in the Burren National Park regularly throughout the Summer season. General tours last about 1.5 hours and introduce visitors to the unique flora, fauna, habitats and geology of the Burren. We can also offer tours which focus on subjects such as Orchids, Butterflies, Geology or Archaeology. For enquiries or to book, please contact us at burrennationalpark@housing.gov.ie or 065 6827693

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Free Shuttle Bus

Bus at Burren

Our free shuttle bus service is now running 14 times a day from the Burren National Park Information Point in Corofin to the trailhead in the Burren National Park, Wednesday to Sunday in May and daily from June to August.

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Sunday 22nd September – 14.00: Nature Trail

Burren Flower

Join us for the final guided walk of the season on the Nature Trail this Sunday! We will amble along the 1.5km looped walk stopping to take in the magnificent views, limestone pavement, hazel woodland and wildflower meadows which still display beautiful shades of purple, pink, white and yellow.  The walk starts at the trailhead at 14:15 and will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain.   Booking Required. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or...

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Saturday 24th August – 14.00: Slieve Carran Nature Reserve

National Heritage Week

Step into the past and take a wander through time at Slieve Carran Nature Reserve this Heritage Week, and experience the Burren through the eyes of those who came before us. Mysterious hunter-gatherers, prosperous Bronze Age farmers and reclusive medieval hermits all made their mark on and gained inspiration from this uniquely dynamic landscape. Discover these stories in stone, in the earth and of course in the ever-present and precious Burren flora and fauna, woven through our human experience right...

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Monday 19th August – 10.15: Cuckoo Club – Bug Hunt

National Heritage Week

As part of National Heritage Week 2019, join us for the final Cuckoo Club of 2019 season next Monday! We will take a roam through the meadows and woodlands of the Burren National Park in search of interesting creatures. We will be exploring rocky cracks and crevices, investigating what lives in long grasses and keeping our eyes peeled for things on the wing. Suitable for young children (aged 5 to 12), accompanied by an adult. Why not take the free...

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Sunday 28th July – 14.15: Mullaghmore Base

Mullaghmore Base

Join us for a guided walk to the base of Mullaghmore Mountain. We will be passing through some flower-rich grasslands, limestone pavement and ending at the mysterious shores of Lough Gealáin. This walk is free of charge and lasts approximately 2 hours. Be sure to wear outdoor footwear and appropriate clothing in case of changeable weather! To save parking, why not take our free shuttle bus departing Corofin Village at 14.00 to the start of the walk? Booking Essential! -...

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Sunday 14th July – 14.00: Slieve Carran Nature Reserve

Slieve Carran Nature Reserve

Slieve Carran Nature Reserve is special, a place apart from the main National Park. Plants grow there found rarely elsewhere, deep woods climb steep cliffs, and in the heart of the wood lies the ancient hermitage of Colman Mac Duagh, surrounded by remnants of the pagan past. Join us for a free guided walk next Sunday 14th July and explore the unique flora, features and folklore of this jewel in the Burren crown. Booking – along with strong footwear and...

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Friday 12th July – 10.15: Cuckoo Club – Art in the Park

Cuckoo Club Poster

Learn about the different plants and animals of the Burren National Park through drawing, colouring, and being creative.  Suitable for young children (aged 5 to 12), accompanied by an adult. Why not take the free bus from the National Park Information Point in Corofin at 10.00? Please dress appropriately for weather and terrain. Booking Required. To book, please call us on 065 682 7693 or email us at burrennationalpark@housing.gov.ie.

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