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Heart of Burren Walks

The Burren Centre, Kilfenora, Kilfenora, Ireland
+353 87 292 54 87
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Kilfenora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
Ireland, Indiana
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although we had visited the Burren before we had never taken a guided tour. It was an inspiring experience to be introduced to the human history, geology, flora and fauna by such an enthusiastic guide as Tony. He just seethed with knowledge and had a great knack of explaining and linking the many strands together. As retired teachers, we could... More

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County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Tony Kirby brought the Burren alive for me and my husband Dave and our 2 girls aged 10 and 12yrs. An excellent few hours which turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Tony delivers the information in such an eloquent interesting and entertaining way. We were fascinated with what we saw and heard. I would highly recommend it... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tony Kirby's guided walk on the Burren was a family highlight of our trip to Ireland. We felt that we were walking with a kindred spirit. He helped our 8-year old spot a frog and identify butterflies; discussed Famine politics and linked them to our modern food systems; and provided historical context to the area dating back 7,000 years. He... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I can't recommend Tony's walks highly enough. He is an engaging personable guide who provides a fantastic blend of botany, geology and environmentalism . And shows great patience too ...having to compete with the noise of our 9 month old son over the course of the walk. As beautiful as the location is , there is so much that would... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had we just walked around the well marked nature trails in the Burren park we would have had a lovely day. Instead we were treated to an informative, entertaining, and personal tour with Tony. He answered both simple and more complex questions with respect and deep insight. Tony engaged our teens too. The result was that they listed the afternoon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We did a lot of research before going to Ireland and wanted to learn about everything from the local culture and history, to the landscape and wildlife. We were not disappointed. Tony Kirby was recommended to us by someone from the County Clare Tourism Office. He spent three-plus hours with our family hiking through The Burren and sharing his knowledge... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you want to step off the beaten path (literally) and deepen your knowledge and experience of Ireland, join Tony Kirby for his guided walk through the Burren. It was a highlight of our trip and a pleasant respite from crowded tourist sites. Tony generously shared his wide-reaching knowledge of the area, his enthusiasm for protecting the Burren, and his... More

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Dublin, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I have just come back from this 2 hour tour, it was fantastic. Tony is a wonderful guide who was full of knowledge and interesting insights into the Burren. His tour covered so many aspects: history, geography, archeology, botany with some poetry thrown in! Time and money well spent.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thank you Tony for the vast wealth of knowledge you shared about The Burren and the surrounding areas. I was so impressed by your tour including your poetry monologues and your ease of moving from one area to the next. I enjoyed the pace - not too slow, yet not too fast.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent 2 great hours with Tony Kirby exploring the magnificent Burren, and it was a highlight in a wonderful visit to Ireland. If we'd done a walk on our own, I'm sure we would have enjoyed the scenery, but Tony's extensive knowledge of the geology, history, flora and fauna of the area enhanced our visit immensely. He is charming,... More

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