Sunday 21st April – 14.00: Orange Trail

Join us for our first free guided walk of the 2019 season along the Orange Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.3km looped walk which will pass by some of our early spring flowering plants in our grasslands, woodlands, and turlough. The walk will start at the trailhead at 14:00 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 email us...

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Friday 28th September – The Burren National Park Information Point closes for the season

On Friday 28th September, the Burren National Park Information Point in Corofin will close its doors for the season. Re-opening in April 2019… The Burren National Park and its walking trails are accessible all year around. Maps and directions can be found on www.burrennationalpark.ie For any nature conservation related matters please visit the National Parks & Wildlife Service website at www.npws.ie or email nature.conservation@chg.gov.ie  

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Sunday 2nd September – 14.15: Guided Walk on the Nature Trail

Join us for a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. Come and discover a variety of habitats such as iconic limestone pavement, native hazel woodland and wildflower meadows. This is a 1.5km looped walk starting at the trailhead at 14.15 and lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours. Visitors can take the free bus from the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00. Please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. Booking Required. To book, please call us on 065 682...

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Heritage Week 2018 – Writing Competition

    You’re a Burren enthusiast? You like playing with words, styles and rhythms? You want to share your passion for writing or simply tell us about a great Burren experience? This competition is for you! As part of this year’s Heritage Week theme “Share a Story, Make a Connection”, we’d love to read your story!     How to enter the competition Write a story about/taking place in the Burren. All genres are accepted (autobiographic, romance, adventure, nature observation,...

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Tuesday 28th August – 10.15: Guided Walk to the base of Mullaghmore

Join us at the Burren National Park for a free guided walk to the base of Mullaghmore. This is a 4km walk exploring iconic limestone pavement, mysterious seasonal turloughs and a rich diversity of wildflowers. Some of the walk will be on loose limestone, so please wear suitable footwear. The walk will start at the trailhead at 10.15 and will last for approximately 2 hours. Visitors can take the free bus from the Information Point in Corofin at 10.00. Booking...

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Sunday 26th August – 14.00 – Burren Stories: A Roam through time…

How did the Burren limestone form and what is a glacio-karst landscape? Who was St. Colmán MacDuagh and what are the stories behind his hermitage? Why are wildflowers growing in such profusion here? What animals may be glimpsed in the woods? Answer all these questions (and many more!) by joining National Park guides and local experts for a free travel through time! This guided walk will take place in the uniquely beautiful wooded surrounds of Slieve Carran Nature Reserve. Be...

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Friday 24th August – 20.30 – Bat Walk

As part of International Bat Night, join us for an evening dedicated to our extraordinary Irish bats. Led by a National Parks and Wildlife Service guide, learn about the ecology of these superhero flying mammals, listen to their clicking sounds through a bat detector, spread with us the urgent need to protect their habitats. This event will start with an illustrated presentation about Irish bats followed by a bat walk around Corofin Village. It will last approximately 1.5-2 hours. Please...

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Wednesday 22nd August – 10.15 – Cuckoo Club: Stories from the Natural World!

On Wild Child Day, and as part of this year’s Heritage Week theme “Share a Story, Make a Connection”, we will be sharing stories about our wildlife history, folklore and amazing behaviour. This is a short trail through the woodland and meadows of the Burren National Park. This event will last 1-1.5 hour and is suitable for young children (aged 5 to 12). Places are limited. To book, please call us on 065 682 7693 or email us at burrennationalpark@chg.gov.ie.

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Monday 20th August– 14.15: Wildflower Walk

As part of Heritage Week, National Parks and Wildlife Service guides will share the fascinating diversity, biology, conservation and folklore of the Burren flora. This wildflower walk will take place on the species-rich meadows, iconic limestone pavement and native hazel woodland of the Burren National Park. This event will last approximately 1.5-2 hours. Visitors can take the free shuttle bus leaving from the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00. Please dress appropriately for weather and terrain. Booking Required. To book,...

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Sunday 19th August– 14.15: Guided Walk on the Orange Trail

As part of Heritage Week, join us for a special free guided walk along the Orange Trail in the Burren National Park. Be elated by the perfumes of the Burren wildflowers. Learn about the elusive mammals living in the woodland. Explore the mystery of seasonal disappearing turloughs. This is a 1.3km looped walk starting at the trailhead at 14.15 and lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours. Visitors can take the free shuttle bus leaving from the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00....

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