Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Limerick Area

09.00 – 09.15 Depart Limerick (collection from your accommodation)

09:30 Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Ireland’s iconic Bunratty Castle is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. Named after the river Raite which runs alongside this strategic battlement. The spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years.

12:00 Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region which have a maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft). From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.

13:30 Lunch in Doolin

14:30 Coastal Drive to Ballyvaughan

15:30 Walking Tour of the Burren

The Burren region is internationally famous for its landscape and flora. A visit to the Burren during the summer months will leave a person amazed by the colourful diversity of flowering plants living together within one ecosystem. Arctic-alpine plants live side by side with Mediterranean plants, calcicole (lime-loving) and calcifuge (acid-loving) plants growing adjacent to one another, and woodland plants growing out in the open with not a tree nearby to provide shade from the sun. Also found here are certain species which although rare elsewhere are abundant in the Burren. Even more amazingly they all survive in a land that appears to be composed entirely of rock.

17:00 Poulnabrone Megalithic Tomb

Poulnabrone is classified as a portal tomb. Portal tombs have two large portal stones standing on either side of an entrance capped with a massive sloping capstone. It is the oldest dated megalithic monument in Ireland.

18:00-18:15 Arrive back in Limerick