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Address: Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: +353-65-7077168
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Walk with Shane and learn

Four and a half hours of learning about geology, nature and anthropology while walking in an incredible and unique landscape...with a unique guide. Shane is a local man, but has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
georgemba
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Four and a half hours of learning about geology, nature and anthropology while walking in an incredible and unique landscape...with a unique guide. Shane is a local man, but has degrees in both archaeology and botany : and he is able to impart his knowledge in a way that is accessible, fun and interesting. His eye for detail is incredible...we... More 

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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our B&B host recommended we visit here when we arrived. He gave us a book to review before we drove out. It was a very overcast evening and that added to the drama of this wonder. I had never heard of the Burren. It is definitely a must see area of Ireland. The age, history of human presence, geological phenom... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting sight but noch a must see. I stopped there on the way to Cork but I wouldn't take a de-tour.

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New South Wales, Australia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this walk on our second attempt - the first time we encounter howling winds and rain. A clear sunny day made it exceptional - views from the top are stunning. There are many small tracks up and down, some involving scrambling and rock-hopping. The second clear track leads straight up the hill without needing to climb on the... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Burren is a beautiful treasure trove of flowers, hidden springs, and naturally eroding rockscape. We enjoyed a 4-hour trek up the Burren guided by Shane Connolly of Ballyvaughn. Shane has a personal love of the Burren, and will lead you on a botanical tour to enlighten your understanding of the evolution and history of the Burren. He is an... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the burren completely by accident. We knew it was the Burren instantly due to the large volumes of tourists and buses. The tourists were just loving it. They were all out climbing the rocks with their selfie sticks in hand, a great thing to see. Unfortunately the day we were there it rained but I'd love to... More 

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MA
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens did this walk one morning in July. Another family was on the walk as well. We met in the church parking lot in Ballyvaughan (there's only 1 church so you can't miss it!). Then we followed him about 6 miles to Blackhead Mountain and parked right on the side of the road.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We booked this tour on recommendation from our hotel and am so glad we went. It quickly became a highlight of our tour through Ireland. Shane took us up Black Head Mountain as the weather was permissive. Shane is a excellent tour guide with a quick wit and dry humor that left us laughing the entire time. Keep in mind... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Shane Connolly was our guide for a fascinating trip through the Burren. With Shane's knowledge of the area, its history, and folklore, the link from the past to the present came to life. The Burren is a truly amazing location that with the insight of Shane gave great background to the Irish and their past.

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Birdhill, Tipp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you go late in the evening you'll be alone and you'll have the pleasure to have the place for yourself. If the weather is misty, even better. I took my granddaughter (5 years ols) and she really liked it.

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