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We know our guests and people who love to visit Ireland, Co. Clare and specifically the Burren as 'active people'. You inform yourselves in advance and look forward to trips to come. The internet is of great help in that respect. So just regard our 'tips' as a supplement to what 'search engines' have to offer:


Photoalbum of a five days trip with friends

Perfumery

Burren Perfumery:

The Burren Perfumery was founded 40 years ago at the centre of a quiet valley in the heart of the Burren. The flowers of the Burren inspired the original Perfumery fragrances: Man of Aran, Ilaun, Frond and Fraoch. The Perfumery is now owned and run by Sadie Chowen. Her philosophy is to continue the Perfumery tradition of creating products inspired by the landscape and environment that surrounds it, and to increase the simplicity and purity of the formulae. You can lso find the Perfumery on our 'Co. Clare Page'.

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Aillwee Cave:

This cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out an subterrainian river deep underneath Aillwee mountain. This river has subsided since the last ice age, leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves.

BurrenNationalPark

Burren National Park:

The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access.

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Caherconnel Stone Fort:

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts, which are to be found in the Burren Ireland.

CorkScrew

Cork Screw Hill:

If you are travelling around the Burren by car (or bike) and have a spare half hour (or just happen to be travelling this way), take the N67 road that runs between Ballyvaughan and Lisdoonvarna. On this road, locally known as "corkscrew hill", there is a wonderful look out point high up on the hill that overlooks Ballyvaughan and Galway Bay. The vew is fantastic on a clear day!

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Heart of Burren Walks:

Heart of Burren Walks are based in the east of the Burren which serves as an excellent base for the exploration some of the most unspoilt and spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland.

Lemanagh Castle

Lemenagh Castle

Lemenagh Castle, has a chequered history, once boasted an imposing 5-storey tower house, part of which was rebuilt as a handsome 4-storey mansion in 1640 and was one of the stronghold of the O'Brien's (e.g. Conor ~1550's).

Poulnabrone

Poulnabrone Dolmen

This dramatic site, on the karstic limestone pavement of the Burren, is one of the most famous Irish dolmens. The name Poulnabrone literally means 'The hole of the sorrows'.

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Doolin Cave:

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.

Cliffs Of Moher

Cliffs of Moher:

On the west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland and biggest Tourist Attraction. A visit to these cliffs should not be missed

 

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A trip to the Aran Islands (and a view of the Cliffs of Moher from the ocean):

The three Aran Islands, Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle island) and Inis Oírr Island (East island) are situated in a north westerly, south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland. They are famous for their geological formation, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. The Irish(Gaelic) language is still spoken here and in the twenty first century all native born islanders are bilingual in both Irish and English.

Bunratty

Bunratty Castle & Folkpark:

The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times.

DonGuire Castle

Dunguire Castle:

Dunguire Castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. The Castle takes it name from the nearby ancient fort of Guaire, King of Connaught who died is 662 AD. This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, 300 yards outside the picturesque village of Kinvara.

ClareWalks

Clare Walks:

Our countryside is something uique in the world and it is the greatest single asset we have as a nation. We need to have access to the countryside and with this in mind two Waymaked Ways have been developed in Co. Clare, East Clare Way and Mid Clare Way. These routes give access to a countryside of great richness and variety and provide a perfect base for your walking holiday in Ireland.