What’s On

Friday 28th June – 10.15 Slieve Carran Nature Reserve

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

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

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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Sunday 2nd June – 14.15: 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 native hazel woodland, wildflower meadows and iconic limestone pavement. 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 7693 or...

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Saturday 1st June – 10.15: Mini Beast Hunt

This Bank Holiday Weekend, explore the beauty and fascination of some of the smallest and often overlooked creatures in the Burren National Park! This event starts at 10.15 and will last 1-1.5 hours. It is suitable for young children (aged 5 to 12). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors can take the free bus from the Information Point in Corofin at 10.00. Please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. Booking Required. To book, please call us on 065 682...

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Sunday 26th May – 14.15: Orange trail

Explore buzzing wildflower meadows, hazel woodlands bursting into leaf and the shifting shores of Knockaunroe Turlough. See some of the iconic Burren flora and keep your eyes and ears open for birds and beasts! This 1.3km looped walk starts at the trailhead at 14.15 and lasts approximately 1.5 – 2 hrs. Please dress appropriately for weather and terrain. Catch the 14.00 free shuttle bus from the Information Point in Corofin to the trailhead. The walk is free of charge, places are...

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Saturday 25th May – 10.15: Pollinator Promenade

Join us for an exploration into the fascinating world of pollinators. We will be looking for buzzing bees, hovering flies and dancing butterflies. We will also examine some Burren wildflowers and the relationship they have with some of our pollinating insects. This walk is suitable for people of all ages. Catch the 10.00 free shuttle bus from the Information Point in Corofin to the trailhead. The walk is free of charge, places are limited and booking is essential; call 065...

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Friday 24th May – 10.30: Biophilia – Our Connection with Nature

We all have an innate affinity for nature and landscape; biophilia is one word for this love of our living surroundings. As part of Biodiversity Week and celebrating European Day of Parks, get out into beautiful Burren National Park and activate your senses! Explore how and why we perceive the natural world the way we do, nature’s myriad gifts of physical health and mental wellbeing, and how we can share these benefits in our homes, gardens and communities to help...

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Wednesday 22nd May – 21.30: Bat Walk (Dromore Wood)

Join us for a Bat Walk and talk in Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, Ruan, Co. Clare, learn about and meet some of these fascinating flying mammals. Meeting at the Visitor Centre in Dromore Wood at 21.30. Torch required, and bring a bat detector if you have one! Suitable for all ages. The walk is free of charge, places are limited and booking is essential; call 065 6827693 or email burrennationalpark@chg.gov.ie for booking and enquiries.

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Tuesday 21st May – 10.15: Base of Mullaghmore

Join us for a guided walk to the base of Mullaghmore, following the trail over an ancient seabed, past mysterious Lough Gealáin to the stepped slopes of the mountain. Explore limestone pavement and flower-rich grassland, see some iconic Burren flora and enjoy the colours and sounds of the Burren in spring! 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! Why not take our...

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