Burren Region, County Clare
The Burren, from the Gaelic word Boireann is an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, and tranquil valleys with gently meandering streams. With its innate sense of spiritual peace, extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids, the Burren creates a tapestry of colour and a seductively magical aura which few people leave without wanting to experience again.
In the picturesque village of Kilfenora, The Burren Centre gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which await to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland. This walk through time will take you back through the aeons to a time when this area lay beneath a warm tropical sea. Follow the story of the formation of the Burren's lunar landscape where man hunted bear, and wolves roamed the forests. See how, thousands of years ago, man left his mark on the landscape in the form of Dolmens and burial chambers and stone forts. They still stand today, stone sentinels at the gates of our civilisation's history. Take the journey with us, watch history unfold in front of your eyes, listen to the sounds and feel the atmosphere of thousands of years ago.
Study the complex and unique environment which allows plants and flowers, not normally found together in the same country, to share the same rock crevices. The glorious Alpine Gentian, Bloody Cranesbill and Mountain Avens are just some of the floral gems which proliferate in the Burren.
To Begin to discover the secrets of the Burren, a walk through the Burren Centre Exhibition is essential. Beautifully presented, with atmospheric lighting and sounds, the story of the Burren unfolds before your eyes, revealing the history of man and animals and how they co-existed in this apparently inhospitable place. A homely tea room awaits you at the end of your walk through time where you can enjoy the delights of fresh, home-cooked food or browse through our craft shop where exquisite, locally produced crafts are on sale.
Add to Custom Tour
Create your very own Ireland tour with our Tailor Made Tours section. Once you've created an account and logged in, you can add your favourite attractions, accommodation and activities. And, when you're happy with your choices, just send them on to one of our Ireland experts and we'll design a custom itinerary and quote tailored just for you.
Honeymoon Self-Drive Tour 12 Days
Romancing the Emerald Isle and each other!
Starting from $1,859 pps
Golfing in Ireland's Southwest Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Golf tour with style.
Starting from $3,939 pps
Castles of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Enjoy the best castles in Ireland
Starting from $1,424 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Chauffeur-Drive Tour 6 Days
Relax and enjoy the culture.
Starting from $2,313 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Enjoy the best of Irish tradition.
Starting from $2,949 pps
Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Adventure through Ireland's intriguing past.
Starting from $834 pps
Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Uncover the secrets of Ireland's ancient past.
Starting from $1,049 pps
Best of Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Sit back, relax and enjoy the best of Ireland.
Starting from $3,066 pps
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails Tour 8 Days
Enjoy a tasty tour with Clodagh McKenna's Irish Food Trails!
Starting from $1,071 pps
The Ireland Experience Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
See Ireland's best...
Starting from $3,434 pps
Golfing in Ireland's Southwest Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
A golfing tour you'll never forget.
Starting from $1,792 pps
Experience the North and West Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Tour Ireland's north and west.
Starting from $2,949 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Get acquainted with Ireland's culture and traditions.
Starting from $910 pps
Luxury South Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Stunning accommodation and your very own personal guide.
Starting from $4,259 pps
Best of All Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 15 Days
The ultimate chauffeur drive tour - Ireland north and south.
Starting from $5,591 pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Awaken your Celtic soul with Irish music and traditions.
Starting from $1,016 pps
Jewels of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 14 Days
Find Ireland's hidden Gems on this Dublin to Dublin Tour
Starting from $2,841 pps
Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Enjoy highlight after highlight during this short tour.
Starting from $928 pps
The Gathering Tour - History & Heritage Self Drive 11 Day
Ireland's History and Heritage
Starting from $1,210 pps
The Gathering Tour Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Gathering your best of Ireland
Starting from $1,028 pps
The Ireland Experience Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Including some of Ireland's top attractions.
Starting from $969 pps
Experience the North and West Self-Drive Tour 8 Day
Explore stunning scenery and fascinating cities.
Starting from $963 pps
Romantic Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Get swept away in the romance of Ireland with a touch of class.
Starting from $2,954 pps
Ancient Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Take a quick visit through Ireland's intriguing past.
Starting from $2,190 pps
Luxury South Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Luxurious accommodation and the south's arresting scenery.
Starting from $1,413 pps
Irish Spirit Escorted Bus Tour 8 Days
Experience the real Ireland on this Bus Tour
Starting from €1,226† pps
Irish Gold Escorted Bus Tour 8 Days
The best of Southern Ireland
Starting from €1,303† pps
Ancient Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
A unique tour of ancient Ireland with a driver/guide.
Starting from $2,946 pps
Best of All Ireland Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
Experience the best of Ireland north and south.
Starting from $1,622 pps
Best of Ireland South Chauffeur Drive Tour 15 Days
Traverse the south in style.
Starting from $5,621 pps
Romantic Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Embrace the romance of Ireland in this privately guided tour.
Starting from $2,196 pps
Ancient Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 11 Days
The essential Ancient Ireland Tour with your very own guide.
Starting from $4,149 pps
Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
History, heritage, breath taking scenery. An unforgettable tour.
Starting from $1,070 pps
Best of Ireland South Self-Drive Tour
Take in Ireland's south at your own pace.
Starting from $1,607 pps
Journey Through the West Chauffeur Drive Tour 11 Days
Ireland's wonderful west.
Starting from $4,133 pps
Romantic Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Find romance around every corner on this short getaway.
Starting from $855 pps
Luxury South Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
A luxurious getaway complete with private driver and guide.
Starting from $2,956 pps
Romantic Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Fall in love with the Emerald Isle and enjoy a whirlwind romance.
Starting from $856 pps
Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
Enjoy the best of the South-west
Starting from $1,640 pps
Journey Through the West Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
Experience an unforgettable beauty.
Starting from $1,177 pps
Best of Ireland Chauffeur-Drive Tour 11 Days
Best of Ireland with driver/guide.
Starting from $3,987 pps
Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
The very best of Ireland in just under two weeks.
Starting from $1,167 pps
Luxury South Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Treat yourself to the finest in Ireland's south.
Starting from $1,023 pps
Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
Jump back in time and walk in ancient footsteps.
Starting from $1,189 pps
Best of Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Enjoy this 6 day tour and see some of best of Ireland.
Starting from $2,196 pps