Attractions and Links in the Burren
Vasco Dine Wine Deli & Eco Adventure
Burren Walking Tour
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
>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
The Burren, Clare and Galway
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.
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
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 Falls Hotel
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.
Bellbridge House Hotel
majority of these offer breathtaking views of the scenic Atlantic Ocean
or the rolling hills of Spanish Point Golf Course.
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
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.