The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark
In 2011 the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher gained Global Geopark status. Making up over 530 square kilometres the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark offers diversity that is second to none, a destination of natural wonders. This rich and alluring landscape of staggering sea cliffs, limestone karst terraces, fertile valleys, vibrant villages and welcoming communities offers some truly inspiring experiences. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark not only has outstanding natural and culture heritage but a management organisation that supports its people and organisations to work together to ensure a cared-for landscape, a better-understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened livelihoods. In November 2015, The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark was designated as a UNESCO site following a vote at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) General Conference in Paris. For more information visit www.burrengeopark.ie
We, and a number of businesses in the area are members of the Burren Ecotourism Network (B.E.N.) are affiliated to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and adhere to the Code of Practice. We are committed to the promotion of responsible tourism that conserves the environment and improves the well being of local people. We offer authentic experiences and are proud to show our guests why this area is so special with a selection of the best of accommodation choices, along with spectacular cycling and walking routes as well as adventure activities in the sea, on the sea and on land. In 2016 The Geopark won the prestigious National Geographic World Legacy Award for Destination Leadership.
In 2013 the Burren Ecotourism Network, launched ‘The Burren Food Trail’ and a series of food events and festivals that take place during the summer season, from May until October. We offer a chance to experince and taste award-winning food produce and restaurants from the Burren, fondly known as ‘The Fertile Rock’. All the food trail members have achieved recognised quality awards and standards, and also signed up to the Burren Food Trail Customer Promise. For more information see www.burren.ie and Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark Leaflet
In 2015 The Burren Food Trail won the prestigious EDEN award (European Destination of Excellence) in the category Tourism and Local Gastronomy.
We are located at the perfect mid-way point on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal touring route in the world. So whether you’re travelling northwards or southwards along the west coast of Ireland, the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark is the ideal place to begin your adventure.
Our celebrated geological heritage includes many natural wonders, most famously the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the awe-inspiring limestone landscape of the Burren uplands. We are proud to welcome you to a truly special place. Don’t just visit the Burren, taste it!