Flora in The Burren

Flora in The Burren

Flora

The Burren region is internationally famous for its limestone landscape and flora. The views of the limestone pavement being punctuated by bursts of Floravividly coloured flora are abundant in the spring. In a landscape were Arctic and Alpine flowers grow surprisingly alongside Mediterranean species and where something is always in bloom you would be forgiven for thinking it’s a botanists paradise.  While the spring and summer months see the flowers blooming, it is the ferns and moss that take centre stage in autumn and winter.

For more information
The Burren National Park provides public access to this special natural landscape and offers a free bus service around the park during the summer months.
Visit the information Centre in Corrofin for further details.
Web:http://www.burrengeopark.ie/learn-engage/geology-of-the-burren/flora-and-fauna/

The Burren Nature Sanctuary Capture the essence of the Burren, wandering through this rock strewn lunar landscape. Visit Botany Bubble – national botanical collection of Burren flora. Identify seasonal wild flowers, butterflies and orchids, explore an organic meadow and a disappearing lake. Creative seasonal café menu.

T. +353 (0)91 637 444 E. info@bns.ie W. www.bns.ie Location: Cloonasee, Kinvara, Co. Galway GPS: N 53.12 W -8.93 Open: 10-6pm daily

 

Wild Kitchen Wild Food is seasonal, local, nutritious and free. Join local guide Oonagh on a journey of discovery as she shares her knowledge and passion for good food. Discover many edible types of seaweed, wild herbs, roots, flowers, fruits and nuts.

T. +353 (0)87 687 7890 E. info@wildkitchen.ie W. www.wildkitchen.ie Open: March-October

Take a guided walk with a knowledgeable local guide:

Burren Experience Guided Walks
Join local guide Marie on an enlightening and exhilarating walk on Mullaghmore. Explore the history of the land and its people, view old farm homesteads, ancient famine roads and the flora of the Burren.
Meeting point: Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin Open: Year-round
Tel: +353 (0)86 8219 441
Email: burrencottage@clareireland.net
Web: www.mullaghmore-burren.com

Burren Earthwise

Enjoy a slow tour with a local writer through the less known but equally beautiful Eastern Burren. Tours include the Mysteries Along the Beagha River, Dowsing Ley lines at Kilmacduagh and Visiting the Ancient Past. Enjoy a beautiful coffee stop in a sheltered courtyard of a private thatched cottage.

Tel: +353 83 4117498

Email: info@earthwise.me

Web: www.earthwise.me

Coisceim Anama – Walk with Pius
Coisceim Anama, meaning Footstep of the Soul, offer Inspirational Walks in the beautiful Burren. Walkers are given the opportunity to slow things down, take things one step at a time and awaken the senses.
Meeting point: N52.91146, W9.06629 (Corofin)
Tel: +353 (0)87 9828 173
Email: piusmurray23@gmail.com
Web: www.coisceimanama.ie

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