Burren Experience Guided Walks
Experience guided walks on Mullaghmore mountain – the sublimely beautiful heart of the Burren, rich in heritage and natural beauty and famous for its flora and wildlife. Geological evolution over millions of years has arranged this landscape in such a way that today it is recognised as one of the most distinctive landscapes in Europe.
About your guide
Marie McGauran lives in the heart of the Burren. With Mullaghmore mountain on one side and a lake on the other she is perfectly placed to give visitors the full Burren experience. Mullaghmore Experience guided walks take in some of the more remote and beautiful parts of the Mountain within the Burren National Park. The walks are very much one of engagement and include insight and interpretation on the historical and spiritual landmarks as well as the botany, geology, and farming of the area. Marie’s love and passion for her local area is enhanced by the in-depth knowledge she gained during the completion of an honours degree in Heritage Studies.
The Mullaghmore Experience Walk
This exhilarating walk in the Burren National Park will explore natural settings that can only be reached on foot. You will be led up into the mountains, where you will be rewarded with some magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and gain insight into the flora, fauna and archaeological remnants of the past. The walk finishes with a tour of the family farm where we can encounter the many farm animals including Midget the Shetland pony. Then its tea and home-made scones in Nonie’s kitchen.
Walk Within – A Spiritual Walk
“Walking promotes the health of mind, body and spirit.”
Allow your spirit to soar and venture with us into a land of wilderness and beauty. This walk offers you a personal journey inspired by the writings of the poet and philosopher John O’ Donohue. The walk is at a leisurely pace and takes us to St Coleman’s Hermitage a place of solitude. It provides the opportunity to experience nature and the wilderness while having quiet time for reflection & healing.
Stones & Stories walk
An informational and heritage walk of the Burren
Experience its wilderness and gain insight into the past generations who farmed this landscape and where the legacies of our forefathers unfold. Walk highlights include:
- Walking the Famine road
- Lie on the Leaba clochmor (giant stone bed)
- See The old Homestead of Hermit Mick
- The terrain for walks can be uneven and rugged so suitable footwear is recommended.
- The duration of the walks is approximately 4 hours. (half day) Full day walks can be arranged.
- Specialised walks also available and can be tailored to accommodate the specific requirements of the person or group.
- One to one
- Wheelchair accessible
- Meditation walk
- Tea and home-made scones are provides after all walks.
Our base is close to Corofin, in the heart of the Burren National Park, and also consists of self catering accommodation.
Self Catering Accommodation
Self Catering Accommodation in the Burren National Park is also offered by Marie, for those who want to enrich and deepen their experience. Burren Cottage, stunningly situated, literally on the doorstep of Mullaghmore Mountain, presents a comfortable, self-catering option and the perfect base for walking in the National Park, be it invigorating or relaxing! See Burren Cottage page.