BURREN NATIONAL PARK INFORMATION POINT – CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2019

The Burren National Park Information Point closes at 5.00pm on Friday 27th September 2019 for another year. Do not be dismayed! - the Park itself and its walking trails are open and accessible all year round, and we will return next spring for many guided walks and events in time for the Burren to bloom again. In the meantime the last autumn flowers blossom, turloughs rise via underground springs, soil fungi break up dead plants to renew the meadows, and the...

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Sunday 22nd September – 14.00: Nature Trail

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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Sunday 1st September – Shuttle bus service finishes for the season

We can’t believe that it’s time to say farewell to the bus for 2019 already! Our free shuttle bus service from the Burren National Park Information Point in Corofin to the Trailhead in the National Park will finish up for the 2019 season tomorrow. Take this last chance to hop on the bus, sit back and enjoy the scenery on route to the Burren National Park. The bus runs every half an hour (with a break in service from 1pm...

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Saturday 24th August – 14.00: Slieve Carran Nature Reserve

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

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

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 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

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@chg.gov.ie.

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Saturday 6th July – 14.15: Mullaghmore Base

Explore the rocky shores of Lough Gealáin to the base of Mullaghmore mountain this Saturday afternoon. When did this crazy landscape form, and how is it such a haven for wildflowers?  Why is there a hole in the lake, and where does the turlough go? Even though it’s summer, sturdy footwear and all-weather gear is essential! Booking required; contact burrennationalpark@chg.gov.ie or 065 682 7693 for details.

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Saturday 6th July – 10.15-11.45: Cuckoo Club – Minibeast Hunt!

In our first Cuckoo Club for summer 2019, meet some of the smallest residents of Burren National Park- the bugs and creepy-crawlies - and find out why they’re so important! 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...

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