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Address: Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-65-7077168

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VERY COOL!!!!

I'm not sure of the history of the Burrens, however, the area is a "MUST SEE" in Ireland. We took some incredible photographs in the area....the ocean was really wild.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure of the history of the Burrens, however, the area is a "MUST SEE" in Ireland. We took some incredible photographs in the area....the ocean was really wild.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We did a 3 hour walking tour of the Burren as arranged by our hotel. Our tour guide brought us from the town to the Burren and supplied us with walking sticks. He went through all the history of the Burren and showed us the flowers and fauna. We were lucky to get a beautiful day and could see Galway... More 

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Virginia, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Access to the hidden Burren, the Chocolatier, Jungens Cheese Farm, seeing the wild goats, hazel trees and the flora.

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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Shane guided my husband and I along with seven other visitors up Black Head Mountain. In our four hour walk, we certainly got the full Ireland experience-- it rained, hailed, the sun shone, and the wind blew so hard I could barely stand up! That said, every step was worth it to see the diverse flora of the region that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

He told us all about the botany, geology, history - and with great dry humour. The uphill walk is not for the faint-hearted though!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Shane is quite a guy! His humor, knowledge of history, animals and plants was great. We went up Blackhead with him and enjoyed the walk. The walk could have been a bit more rougher and longer for us, but we loved it and are still talking about it sometimes.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a review of Shane Connolly's "Burren Walks", a guided walking tour of The Burren with Shane, a local farmer. We enjoyed a delightful mix of history, legend, archaeology, geology and botany, served up with a large dollop of wit and some political incorrectness! I've visted The Burren many times in the past 40 years but learned (and un-learned)... More 

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Portland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had no idea what to expect, but our hotel (Gregan's Castle) recommended it and said "he's a local guy, and you'll love him". Met Shane and two other couples, and drove to the Black Head Loop. He told us we were going to climb to the top, and we all figured he was joking. But, it was incredible. Not... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Could not have been better - met up with Shane and the rest of our group and hiked the Black Head Loop. Shane provided extensive detail on the botany (who knew there were so many wild orchids in Ireland?), geology and history of the Burren in a most entertaining manner. He was an excellent guide and provided a local perspective... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our walk with Shane was educational and fun. We lucked out and got a sunny day. The area looks like it's a rocky, moon-like landscape but actually full of small wildflowers including tiny orchids in several colors. In addition to the botany, we learned about the geology and history of the area. Great day.

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