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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Saturday 6th July – 14.15: Mullaghmore Base

Mullaghmore in Summer

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@housing.gov.ie or 065 682 7693 for details.

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

Cuckoo Club

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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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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