Burrenbeo Trust, Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway
The Burrenbeo Centre is located in Kinvara on the the edge of the Burren. This is an excellent stop for all visitors to the Burren as it showcases local Burren produce and also provides lots of Free information on where to go and what to do in the region. You can browse through many of our books on the flora, fauna, landscape and built heritage of the Burren.
The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning "great rock" is a karst-landscape region or alvar in Co. Galway and northwest County Clare. It is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe. The region measures approximately 250 square kilometres and is enclosed roughly within the circle made by the villages Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna. It is bounded by the Atlantic and Galway Bay on the west and north, respectively.
A small portion of the Burren has been designated as Burren National Park. It is one of only six National Parks in the Republic of Ireland and the smallest in size at 15km².
Burrenbeo welcomes you to the Burren.
Burren Visitor Cafe - refresh yourself with some fine homebakes, fairtrade organic coffee and speciality teas.
The Burrenbeo Trust Centre in Kinvara is Free to enter and many of their hosted events are based on donation
Connemara National Park, Clifden, Galway
Connemara National Park – is a beautiful place to visit for the whole family, with a number of different activities and various scenic views
The Park is open all year round.
Visitor Centre: Mar - May Daily 10.00 - 17.30
Jun - Aug, Daily 09.30 - 18.30
Sept - Oct, Daily 10.00 - 17.30
Average Length of Visit: 2 - 3 hours.
Admission charges: Free
2000 hectares of scenic views and a wide range of wildlife.
Connemara National Park is situated in the heart of the West of Ireland near Letterfrack, and covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths and grasslands. Some of the Park's mountains are part of the famous Twelve Bens range.
Attractions include exhibitions, nature trails, red deer, Connemara ponies, and an audio visual show. In addition, there is a summer programme of walks and special events for younger visitors.
Facilities: Exhibitions, Toilets, disabled toilet, car/coach park. Indoor and outdoor picnic areas, self-guiding trails. Pathway to summit of Diamond Hill (445M), Duration approx 2-3 hours.
Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee Shop and light lunches.
Telephone No: +353 95 41054/41323/60900
Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway.
Coole Park nature reserve, was once the home of Lady Gregory, dramatist, folklorist and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre with William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn. Yeats, Shaw, Synge, and O'Casey among others all came to experience its magic; their initials are carved on the Autograph Tree.
The Seven Woods celebrated by Yeats are part of a nature trail taking in woods, river, turlough, bare limestone and Coole lake.
Attractions include a Visitor Centre with multi-media presentations and tea-rooms, all fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.
Admission to the park is Free.
Coole Park is open all year round.
Barrier closes: Winter - 18.00 / Summer - 19.30.
Visitor Centre: Open Easter to Jun 10.00 - 17.00 /
Jul - Aug: Daily 10.00 - 18.00 / 1 - 18 Sept: Wed - Sun 10.00 - 17.00
Closed last weekend in Sept for annual Autumn Gathering.
Last admission to centre 15 minutes before closing.
Last admission to presentations 1 hour before closing.
Average Length of Visit: 1 - 2 hours.
Telephone No: +353 91 631804
Car/coach park, toilets, including toilets for visitors with disabilities, self-guiding trails, picnic tables in the garden, multi-media presentations, small selection of relevant books, leaflets and postcards.
Restaurant / Tearooms: Coffee shop, hot lunches and home baking.