May is a fantastic month to visit the Burren and here are just a few reasons why!
Burren in Bloom
28th April – 18th May 2016
The Burren is unique for many reasons but perhaps most of all for its beautiful wild flowers that emerge from the rocks each spring. The Burren in Bloom Festival celebrates a blend of botanical, cultural, and archaeological wealth that makes this place truly special. The festival is organised by the Burrenbeo Trust and supported by the Burren College of Art and Heritage Council.
There are a great series of illustrated talks, walks, and workshops held throughout the month. Walks usually take place on Wednesdays and Sundays, and lectures take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fees for participating are between 5 and 10 euro.
Event Guide HERE
28th- 29th May 2016
Bedrock, Boulders and Bears
Showing off once again how much there is to do in the great outdoors of the Burren this festival puts outdoor activity together with geology and learning of the landscape that was formed millions of years ago. The Burren Rocks Festival will allow you to walk, hike, kayak, cycle, and climb your way on a learning adventure. There are fascinating landmarks to discover above and below the Burren in a fun and adventurous way.
The great Aillwee Cave is celebrating their 40th Birthday this year and they are celebrating with a fantastic exhibition of bear remains, a teddy bears picnic for all the family, and lots of goodies at their farm shop.
Event Schedule HERE
28th May 2016
There are many marathons out there these days but perhaps none as exciting as this!
The Clare Burren Marathon Challenge is a trail, green road, and road course that takes you across the stunning scenes of the Burren hills. The unique landscape is in its glory in the month of May with its flowers and animals in full bloom.
There are three courses to choose from in this marathon so there is truly a route for all with a half, full, or mini marathon. All routes begin at 9:00am from Ballyvaughan village and end at the Pier in Ballyvaughan. There will be music and fun on the day for participants and cheerleaders alike. The Burren Marathon is organised by the Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club and sponsored by Hyland’s Burren Hotel, Ballyvaughan, and supported by the Clare sports partnership.
Get all the details you need to register HERE
So after you enjoy a ferry trip to the Aran Islands or Cliffs of Moher with us here in Doolin, there is still more plenty more to do!