The Burren region is an excellent location for walking and cycling, It is a
unique area of 270sq kilometres of limestone pavement and green valleys.
It is rich in flora and fauna, geology, archaeology, ancient settlements &
ecclesiastical sites. Mediterranean, Alpine and Arctic flowers and plants grow
side by side. Take a walk on the beach, across the
moonscape-like rocks, see wild flowers, touch megalithic tombs.
For guided walking tours of the burren -
Cliffs of Moher
The most dramatic cliffs in Europe
standing 250 metres above sea level and 8kms long. Home to a myriad of wildlife
and many different species of birds. There is a cliff side walk down to
hags head. The Cliffs boast
one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are
visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.
A new visitors centre opened in Feb
For daily boat
trips under the cliff from doolin Pier.
The Aran Islands
The islands of Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer make up the Aran Islands,
and their rugged, natural beauty, thatched roof cottages dotting the islands,
provide a splendid example of Celtic and early Christian heritage and gives one
the impression that they have just travelled back in time. There are passage
ferries running from Doolin pier to the islands each day.
Aillwee Caves, Ballyvaughan
The creation of the Ailwee Caves
began millions of years' ago, when this stunning creation of nature was formed
by the melt waters of a prehistoric ice age. The cave, carved out of limestone,
cuts into the heart of the mountain.
Doolin Cave is one of
Europe’s most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience.
‘The Great Stalactite’ It is your only opportunity to see such a large free
hanging stalactite anywhere in the world.
Bunratty, Knappogue & Dunguaire