The Burren National Park
The Burren National Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Burren National Park is a place of great natural beauty. There are various marked trails in the Park that take you through many fascinating and beautiful habitats, such as calcareous grasslands, woodlands and limestone pavement. Entry is free, and a free bus service is available from May-August. Free guided walks may also be arranged during the summer - contact Information Point for details.
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  • nolajackie
    New Orleans, Louisiana81 contributions
    So much to see in The Burren
    Really was unsure of what to expect in The Burren. We stopped at the Visitor Center and the staff were extremely helpful. It was a rainy day and our time was limited so the staff recommended the best route, R480, for us to see some of the Burren monuments and geosites. We had a lovely drive and walks to the different sites. I would love to return and spend more time here hiking and exploring.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Craig C
    Galena, Ohio114 contributions
    Out of the way park
    We visited this place for a little hiking. It's kind of tough getting there with the road going down to 1 lane in many areas. The place has a lot of interesting rock formations, a couple lakes/ponds and a rather interest rock hill to climb. It wasn't overly crowded with tourists. My youngest loved climbing around and exploring.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • MKTBE
    Topeka, Kansas3,048 contributions
    Beautiful on a Stormy Fall Day!
    We loved the time we spent in The Burren National Park. It was a cloudy, stormy fall day, and we were able to experience the angry Atlantic Ocean crashing against the formidable limestone rock formations. To experience the beauty and majesty of this area was absolutely priceless. I imagine that on a warm sunny day, our experience might be totally different!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
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QueenFrost8990
Mobile, AL5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Wonderful landscape unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Allegedly inspired Tolkien, and you can see why. Trails were poorly marked but it was worth exploring and figuring things out. We hiked whichever trail (been a year so I can’t remember) ascended up something like a scree hill. Also briefly passed by a strange, desert-like area with a very blue lake. Bring good shoes. It was empty, peaceful, and with wonderful distant ocean views at the top. Lots of rock scrambling on the trail we took. The other trail seemed to be more heavily trafficked- that was the one that passed by some prehistoric monuments. We chose the one we did because it was rated as more difficult.
Written July 3, 2020
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Damien N
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Aug 2021 • Couples
The Burren farm loop walk is fantastic but beware the signage is dangerously lacking about 40 mins into the walk. Suddenly there are NO arrows pointing the way. My wife and I panicked for about 20 mins until we spotted a group of people who obviously knew where they were going.
If we hadn't have spotted them we would have been calling out emergency services to come rescue us as we were most definitely lost...
It's no joke and needs urgent upgrade of signage. This is a tough hike and not for those who are unfit/ with mobility issues.
But like I said at the beginning it is a fantastic and beautifully unique walk.
Written August 26, 2021
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Susan L
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May 2022
We were glad we availed of the free and frequent shuttle bus as the parking area was full when we arrived at the trailhead. The bus service leaves from the Burren National Park info point in Corofin village every half an hour until 5pm. We enjoyed the Blue loop up Mullach Mór where we saw gorgeous flowers and a cuckoo! Note there are no facilities in the park but there are toilets in the info point.
Written May 14, 2022
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Michael W
Columbia, SC92 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Who knew limestone could be so beautiful? We made a quick stop during our visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Exposed limestone as far as the eye could see. It sounds boring, but you won’t regret stopping here.
Written January 15, 2022
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS3,048 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We loved the time we spent in The Burren National Park. It was a cloudy, stormy fall day, and we were able to experience the angry Atlantic Ocean crashing against the formidable limestone rock formations. To experience the beauty and majesty of this area was absolutely priceless. I imagine that on a warm sunny day, our experience might be totally different!
Written October 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nolajackie
New Orleans, LA81 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Really was unsure of what to expect in The Burren. We stopped at the Visitor Center and the staff were extremely helpful. It was a rainy day and our time was limited so the staff recommended the best route, R480, for us to see some of the Burren monuments and geosites. We had a lovely drive and walks to the different sites. I would love to return and spend more time here hiking and exploring.
Written July 7, 2023
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Cary L
San Diego, CA707 contributions
Sep 2019
The Burren area is the wildest area in Ireland and well worth a drive, especially if your're traveling from Galway to the Cliffs of Mohr. A narrow road off the highway takes you into the national park, which is really just rocky country with sweeping views. The highlights are the occasional prehistoric tombs, many visible from the road and reachable by a short walk.
Written March 17, 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland4,363 contributions
Jul 2020
Visited here on a wet Sunday morning in July. I parked just outside the park and did the Blue loop trail which at 7.5km is the longest looped trail in the park. It is a relatively straightforward walk and took me 2 hrs. The landscape is barren but beautiful in its own way. A nice way to spend a morning.

On a side note, Fr Teds house is close to trial head car park.
Written July 17, 2020
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Vivsmom
Grand Rapids, MI137 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
You can see one or two bits for a short visit but there is SO MUCH TO SEE! Don’t sell yourself short. Kant to spend a day here minimum. There are amazing lakes along the road with paths.
thru the brush, the Poulanbrone Tomb is worth a look. There are several sites and things to visit in the Burren. I highly recommend it.
Written August 12, 2021
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ORourkesIreland
Wexford, Ireland36 contributions
Aug 2020
Not easy to find, and parking is very limited. However, website offers great choices for walks and routes are easy to follow when there. Do follow the advice on the website re: ticks. even though we covered up, and only did the white walk (1 hour walk) we still managed to pick up a tick. So cover up and check yourself after visiting so that you don't develop Lyme disease. Other than that, the place is spectacular and we were lucky with the weather. With the choice of walks onsite, it is suitable for all fitness levels.
Written August 12, 2020
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