Sunday 16th June – 14.15: Base of Mullaghmore

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 out how this unique landscape came to be, why not join our guided walk next Sunday 16th June, at 2.15pm? This walk takes 1.5-2 hours and goes from the trailhead at Gortlecka to the base of Mullaghmore Mountain, exploring wildflower meadows, iconic limestone pavement and the shores of mysterious Lough Gealáin. Booking is required; contact us at 065 6827693 or burrennationalpark@chg.gov.ie for details. Strong walking footwear and gear for the weather essential!