Attractions and Links in the Burren

Vasco Dine Wine Deli & Eco Adventure
Craggagh, Fanore, Co. Clare
Tel: +353 (0)85 1411646
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The Burren Perfumery
Irish perfumes made from local flowers and herbs.

Burren Walking Tour
These rambles are an ideal introduction to the geology, natural history, botany, archaeology, history, agriculture and conservation of the region.

Burren Bikes
For a day or for a week, rent a bike in Ballyvaughan, explore and have a truly memorable time in this magical spot, The Burren, Co. Clare.

Heart of Burren Walks offers half-day and full-day guided tours of some of the more remote and beautiful parts of the Burren in County Clare. They also tailor tours of a particular duration or on a specific theme on request.

Burren College of Art

The Burren Page
Excellent information on the Burren

Burren Fine Wine & Food is situated at the bottom of Corkscrew Hill, two miles from the beautiful village of Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare Ireland.

Caherconnell Stone Fort

Pulnabrone Dolmen

Aillwee Cave

Quinn's Craftshop & Gallery
A must visit in Ballyvaughan.

The Burren, Clare and Galway

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The Burren is an ecological marvel located roughly between Lahinch to the south and the southern part of Galway Bay to the north.

At one time, the Burren was a fertile and productive place but human habitation sometime in the distant past stripped the land of it's soft woods and soil.

The irony is, today it is considered an ecological wonder. A wide range of plant life can be found in the Burren and a guided tour is highly recommended.

From any place on the western coast of Ireland you can look out to the sea and be filled with inspiration. But the brutal bleakness of the Burren gives a special satisfaction.

The Burren is close to many fine places to stay in Clare and Galway and an easy drive from Ennis.

Please do not take stones from the Burren. There has been a rash lately of visitors opening their car boots and filching the rocks. If everyone did this... the place would be, well, it would be barren. And then there's the curse.

Burren CaveDoolin Cave

Doolin Cave is one of Clare's most unique attractions.

Fun for the entire family (no prams but small children can be carried) this is a great one-hour tour for the whole family.

It is home to the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere and truly a wonder of Nature. The tour guides offer knowledgeable, interesting and humorous tours of the cave.

Visitors can explore the new Farmland Nature Trail around the site which includes looped-walks, native farm animals, stone features and also access to the original cave entrance, first discovered in 1952.

Other facilities on site are a cafe, a large gift shop which contains pottery produced from the clay of Doolin Cave and an information point.

At the moment, Doolin Cave is in the process of being accredited as an Eco-tourism attraction, another important factor for sustainable tourism in the Burren region.

Featured Lodging in the Burren

Logues Liscannor Bay, LiscannorLogues Liscannor Bay
Liscannor

Location: Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Liscannor, overlooking the bay on the rugged West Clare Coast, the newly refurbished Logue's Liscannor Hotel offers superb accommodation and quality food in an idyllic location.

This beautiful Hotel is located within easy distance of Shannon Airport, Galway, Ennis and Limerick, which makes it an ideal touring and recreational base.

The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Burren and Lisdoonvarna are all within a few minutes driving and the world famous Lahinch Golf Links can even be seen from the hotel.

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The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon The Falls Hotel
Ennistymon

L ocation: Nestled in its wooded vale beside the tumbling waters of the River Inagh, the distinctive building known today as the Falls Hotel Spa Resort conceals within its walls an eighteenth century mansion and a late medieval castle.

The Hotel is located near to the centre of the market town of Ennistymon.

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Greenbrier Inn, Lahinch Greenbrier Inn
Lahinch

Location
Overlooking Lahinch golf links and the Atlantic Ocean. Situated 300 yards from the heart of Lahinch village with its excellent restaurants, pubs and shops.

Rooms
All rooms in our B&B are ensuite with antique pine furnishings, high pressurised showers, orthopedic beds, DD phones, multi-channel TV, tea/coffee making facilities.

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Bellbridge House Hotel, Miltown Malbay Bellbridge House Hotel
Miltown Malbay

Location
This Luxury Three Star Hotel, ideally situated on the West Clare Coast line, overlooking the sandy beach & Spanish Point Golf Course is the perfect place to relax and unwind and allow friendly and dedicated staff to look after your every need.

Rooms
Excellent comfort can be found in our luxuriously appointed bedrooms.

The majority of these offer breathtaking views of the scenic Atlantic Ocean or the rolling hills of Spanish Point Golf Course.

Restaurant
One of the many treats the hotel has to offer is the intimate and friendly dining experience of Tides Bistro.

Here one can sample the delight of our extensive menu. The menu draws on a wide variety of local fresh produce including locally caught seafood prepared by our award-winning chefs.

Lounge/Bar
Relax & savour the atmosphere of our Traditional Irish Bar, with its cosy open fire and enjoy our delicious bar food menu served throughout the day.

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