The Burren is a region in County Clare; a karst landscape made up of glacial-era stones stretching all the way to the Cliffs of Moher.
This stark stone landscape and geological marvel has evolved into a vibrant lanscape and community with plenty to offer every visitor! From archeology to adventure, with yoga retreats and foodie trails too, there really is something for everyone in the Burren whether you prefer to be outdoors in all weathers or tucked in by the fire!
This unique landscape provides a plethora of adventurous opportunities! Go climbing or hiking, abseiling or walking; take a surf lesson, go for a cycle; get out in the beautiful landscape and really experience your environment! With three adventure centres in the area, there’s plenty of outdoor options.
Explore the Burren Food Trail
The Burren Food Trail is all about quality local produce and discovering the journey our food takes to get to our plate! Encompassing a range of food producers and providers, our faves include Ireland’s only bean to bar chocolate factory Hazel Mountain Chocolate , St. Tola Goat Farm and Burren Food & Wine.
Look out for our upcoming post on our absolute top pick of the Burren- Kilshanny House! A traditional pub steeped in history, serving high quality local produce, hosting great events and all done with a genuinely warm welcome- it’s the very best of Irish hospitality! Coming soon!
Stretch it out
There are two yoga retreats in the Burren region. The community oriented Burren Yoga is a great place to connect with locals, enjoy beautiful vegetarian food and recharge your batteries. If you want something a little more luxurious, YogaTraveller’s Cliffs of Moher retreat, set in a restored old farmhouse, is for you! With a purpose built yoga studio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this is a truly stunning setting to relax, revive and do some exercise!
Visit Ailwee Caves
The name ‘Ailwee’ is derived from the Irish ‘Aill Bhui,’ which means yellow cliff. A thirty minute guided tour of one of Ireland’s oldest caves is a unique experience not to be missed! The Centre also has a little cafe, craft shop and very popular Bird of Prey Centre- always a hit with the little ones!
The majestic Cliffs of Moher
Ireland’s number 1. tourist attraction, no visit to the Burren is complete without a trip to view the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Stretching for five miles along the coast, the best way to really experience the cliffs is to walk there from the nearby villages of Liscannor or Doolin. There’s a safe, well marked trail from both villages which bring you alongside the stunning coast and too the cliffs. A must see,