Burren National Park & Visitor Information Point
Burren National Park Information Point
Clare Heritage Centre
Telephone No: 065 682 7693 during summer season
Contact Coole Park outside the summer season 091 631804
Visitor Information Point:
April to June & September daily 10.00 to 17.00
July & August daily 10.00 to 18.00
Average Length of Visit:
Information Point - 30 minutes.
Park – 1 hr to whole day.
Free of Charge
Toilets at the Information Point but not in the National Park
Guided walks in the National Park are offered during the summer or may be booked in advance by groups. Education programmes are offered to schools. See website for more details.
Leaflet in English
Guided walks, family activities and children’s events are offered both in the Information Point and within the National Park during the summer.
Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Commercial photographers must apply for a permit
The Burren is one of the finest examples of a Glacio-Karst landscape in the world. 1500 hectares of the Burren National Park contain all the major habitats of the region, limestone pavement, hazel scrub, deciduous woodland, wetlands and species-rich grassland. Botanically, the Burren is fascinating, with flowers from Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean regions growing together. The highest point, 207 metres at Knockanes continues as a curving terraced ridge to Mullaghmore. There are 7 way-marked trails of varying length and difficulty through the park.
The Visitor Information Point provides an educational and interactive experience, covering the geology, flora, fauna and the importance of farming and management of this landscape.
A free bus service runs from the Visitor Information Point during the summer. For further information see website.
To access the park, from Corofin, take the R476 to Kilnaboy. In Kilnaboy turn right (L1112) before the ruined church. Approximately 5 kilometres along this road you will reach a crossroads. There is a lay-by just before this cross roads on the right. Then on foot, turn right, along the ‘crag road’; Burren National Park lands are on your left. Please park in the lay-by not on the crag road to avoid damage to the vegetation. This is a public road so be careful of traffic.
The National Park is a protected area and visitors are urged to follow Leave No Trace principals. In particular, take all your litter home with you, but please do not pick plants and flowers, or take other natural things home with you.