8 days in The Burren Itinerary

8 days in The Burren Itinerary

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Doolin
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Doolin

— 7 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Burren National Park (Father Ted's House & Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk), Corofin (Burren National Park & The Farmyard) and Ballyvaughan (Burren College of Art, Bishop's Quarter, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip itinerary planning app.

Dublin to Doolin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Doolin are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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The Burren travel guide

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Caves · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wildlife Areas
The Burren gets its name from an anglicized version of the Irish word "Boireann," which translates to "rocky place." Showcasing giant slabs of exposed limestone with little to no soil cover, the landscape provides a sharp contrast to Ireland's lush green fields. Between the jagged angles of rock run small streams and varied fauna fills in the gaps between the stony outcroppings. The mixture of arctic, Mediterranean, and alpine plants all growing in the rocky ground make the Burren a distinctive place to visit.