Flora in The Burren

Flora in The Burren

The Burren region is internationally famous for its limestone landscape and flora. The views of the limestone pavement being punctuated by bursts of vividly 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 L. 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: All year around

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
T. +353 (0)86 8219 441 E. burrencottage@clareireland.net W. www.mullaghmore-burren.com

Walk with Pius
Pius offers 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)
T. +353 (0)87 9828 173 E. piusmurray23@gmail.com W. www.walkwithoius.com

Irish Herbal Roots

Lisa Guinan is a fully qualified and registered Naturopathic Herbalist with many years experience in teaching people about medicinal plants and how to use them for health. She recognises the peace that can be found by slowing down and spending some real time in Nature. She brings this stillness into her work so that people can more easily relax as she brings alive the wonderful world of plant medicine.

T. +353 (0) 87 7531023 E. lisahar@gmail.com W. www.irishherbalroots.ie

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