What’s On

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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Saturday 18th August – 10.15 – Cuckoo Club: All about Pollinators!

For our first event of Heritage Week 2018, join us for an exploration into the fascinating world of our pollinators! We will be looking for some of our buzzing bees, hovering flies and dancing butterflies. We will also look at some of our wildflowers and the interactions between flowers and pollinating insects, and how we can help them. This event will last 1-1.5 hour and is suitable for young children (aged 5 to 12). Visitors can take the free shuttle...

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Saturday 19th to Sunday 26th August – Heritage Week 2018

We are delighted to announce six exciting events in the Burren National Park as part of Heritage Week. This year’s theme is “Share a Story, Make a Connection”. Events for all ages and interests… Check out the full programme below for more details or download it here: Heritage Week Full Programme Booking required for all events on 065 682 7693 or burrennationalpark@chg.gov.ie.

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Friday 17th 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 12th August – 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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Saturday 11th August – 10.00 to 12.30 – Cuckoo Club: Wildlife Scavenger Hunt!

Use the map and solve the clues to our mystery species! There are different stamps to collect for each clue solved. Maps can be picked up from the Burren National Park Information Point in Corofin, Co. Clare or from the National Park Guide at the Trailhead in the Burren National Park. The scavenger hunt course will be active from 10:00 to 12:30. It is suitable for young children (aged 6 to 12). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors...

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Tuesday 7th August– 10.15: Guided Walk on the Orange Trail

Join us for a free guided walk along the Orange Trail in the Burren National Park. Come and explore a variety of habitats such as native hazel woodland, wildflower meadows and mysterious seasonal turloughs. This is a 1.3km looped walk starting at the trailhead at 10.15 and lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours. Visitors are encouraged to 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...

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