Carron

About Carron

An Carn – A heap of stones (to identify a chiefs grave).

Carron in the BurrenCarron village lies in the centre of the Burren overlooking the region’s largest Turlough. It is the only village in the high burren and features the bare necessities of country life – a church, school, pub and restaurant (Cassidy’s – Croí na Boirne).

Birthplace to Michael Cusack, founder of the GAA, whose original homestead has been fully restored and a contemporary visitor centre developed.

Carron is a walkers paradise boasting three nationally recognised walking trails, and a choice of accommodation (B&B, self catering and hostel). Nearby are the Burren Perfumery, the Michael Cusack Centre, Cahercommaun and Caherconnell Stone Forts.

Within five miles of the village are The Burren Perfumery, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Gleann Ciosog (Gaelic Athletic Association pitch for the local football team Michael Cusacks), Poulnabrone dolmen, a Turlough (disappearing lake) and limestone scenery.

AdVenture Burren

AdVenture Burren
Address:

Carron
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 87 224 4569
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.043587, -9.047034

Additional Information

AdVenture is open all year round offering half and full day walks, trail walks and climbs.

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Burren Food Trail - Carron

Burren Food Trail - Carron
Address:

Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.038684, -9.060502

Additional Information

"We invite you to join us and get involved in our Burren food story. We are passionate about our food, growing and producing it locally for you to enjoy."

The fertile valleys of the Burren have long been known for their quality food produce. In recent years, this food tradition has expanded through the emergence of many award-winning chef-led restaurants and high quality artisan food producers, as well as an increase in practising market gardeners and growers.

The Burren Food Trail is more than a listing of quality food establishments in the area, it aims to uncover for you the path that your food takes from field to plate. You can decide for yourself how to follow the trail, stop at every point or else dip in and out along the way, according to your taste, interest and location.

See 'Other information' for full member details and Burren Trail map

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Burren Wild Tours

Burren Wild Tours
Address:

Oughtmama
Bellharbour
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 87 877 9565
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.122491, -9.039087

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Full programme of day tours covering a broad range of interests. Be introduced to a working farm; learn of old and new practices. The Burrens history, archaeology, mythology, unique botany, story telling, folklore & folk traditions, Poteen distilling and much more.

Walks are relaxed, interesting and lots of fun. Burren Wild Tours cater for all levels of experience and groups sizes.
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Daily Group Tour
A gentle walking tour, through the Connolly family farm and up in to the hills to discover a maze of archaeological and early Christian sites. Crossing disappearing rivers, over ancient walls to holy-wells, stone age burial sites and forgotten forts.

Tour departs daily at 10.40am, lasting 1 hour approx and costs €10 per person.
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Guided Hike
A guided hike deep into the mountains of Oughtmama. Starts on the rich meadow low lands and follows a trail to the skeleton rock. The signature of past ice ages can be seen scripted on the landscape, punctuated by giant boulders. The wild nature of this walk will alert your sense to the contrasting colours and aromas that are richly present. As you walk your guide will introduce you to the myth and lore of this ancient place. Learn of Celtic spirituality, the folklore and legends that have connected these people to an ever changing landscape.

This tour allows you a little more time to discover the history and culture of this unique landscape. While on tour your guide will treat you to tea prepared in a Volcano Kettle from mountain spring water.

This tour is suitable for the whole family and can be tailored to suit every level of ability.

Tour is by appointment only and departs at 12.15pm from our traditional farm house, lasting 2 hours 30 minutes

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Carran Turlough Loop

Carran Turlough Loop
Address:

Carran
Co Clare

GPS: 53.020700, -9.043500

Additional Information

Trailhead: Opposite Cassidys Pub, Carran
Services: Services available seasonally at Carran, year round at Corrofin
Distance: 5Km
Time: 1-1.5hrs
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Short section of regional road, mostly minor country roads
To Suit: Medium levels of fitness, buggy friendly

Map available in 'Other Information'.

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Carron Loop Walk

Carron Loop Walk
Address:

Carron
Co Clare

GPS: 53.020700, -9.043500

Additional Information

Trailhead: Cassidy's Pub, Carron Village, Co. Clare
Services: Carron, Corofin (12km), Ballyvaughan (15km), Co. Clare
Dist/Time: 9km/3-4hrs
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: Mix of minor roads, animal tracks and green lanes
To Suit: Higher than average levels of fitness

Map available in 'Other Information'.

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Carron Turlough

Carron Turlough
Address:

GPS: 53.035179, -9.076756

Additional Information

Carron Turlough is a disappearing lake, appearing with heavy rainfall and then vanishing as the water drains.

Carron Turlough Loop Walk map is available in 'other information'

Carron Turlough is a Geosite.

'Walk the quiet roads of the Carron Polje – the largest karst depression in northwest Europe. This large hollow can be filled, very quickly, with a seasonal lake (Carron Turlough) when rainfall is high and groundwater wells up through underground springs. As the season dries it can empty just as quickly, as the water drains underground through subterranean channels and swallow holes. Explore the Carron Loop Walking trail over Termon Mountain, with its fantastic views across the Carron Turlough, and visit the historical monuments of Termon Cross, Temple Cronin Medieval Church and St Fachtnan’s Holy Well.'

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Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen
Address:

Carron
Co. Clare

GPS: 53.049830, -9.141827

Additional Information

Poll na mBrón Irish means “hole of the quern stones”. Poulnabrone is a portal tomb dating back to the Neolithic period, between 4200 BC and 2900 BC. Excavations in 1985 found that between 16 and 22 adults and 6 children were buried under the monument. Buried with the dead were personal items that included a polished stone axe, a bone pendant, quartz crystals, weapons and pottery.

Poulnabrone Dolmen is a Geosite.

'Pause for a while at Ireland’s most ancient and iconic archaeological monument. For almost 6,000 years, Poulnabrone portal tomb, built by the local Burren community of that time, has stood proud within this rocky landscape. Look closely at the rocks that surround you and discover the fossils of the marine creatures that lived in the warm, shallow, tropical sea that covered this area approximately 345-326 million years ago - before dinosaurs, flowering plants or man had even evolved.'

The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre

The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre
Address:

Carron
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 708 9102
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.043587, -9.047034

Additional Information

Burren Perfumery make natural and organic cosmetics by hand in the middle of the Burren. Browse in the shop, see how the products are made, relax in the tea rooms and explore the herb garden.

The Blending Room
Organic creams and balms are made in small batches, usually 30 to 50 units at a time. Products are manufactured only as needed to ensure that the products remain as fresh as possible.

The Soap Room
Each year the Perfumery makes more than four tonnes of soap by hand. Each 100g bar is lovingly wrapped by hand. Soap’s are made using the cold process method and take about six weeks (depending on the weather) from start to finish. Soaps are made all year round.

The Herb Garden
The Herb Garden is free to visitors and open year round. The best time to visit is from May to September. Culinary herbs you will see include Thymes, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Sage, Artichoke and others. Some cosmetic herbs are Elecampane, Bergamot, Wild Marjoram, Burdock. Medicinally, one can see Echinacea, Golden Rod, Valerian, Lungwort and Eyebright.

The Tea Rooms
The Tea Rooms serve home-made soups with freshly baked bread, selections of local cheeses and salads all made with organic vegetables from local suppliers accompanied by herbal teas from the garden and coffees from around the world. For desert a selection of organic cakes, scones and pies

Prices: Lunch €6.50 to €14.00

Open daily
11am to 5pm April, May, June and Sept
11am to 6pm July and August

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Burren Perfumery Organic Tea Rooms

Burren Perfumery Organic Tea Rooms
Address:

Carron
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 708 9102
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.043587, -9.047034

Additional Information

Relax in the rose covered Tea Rooms, which serve a mouth watering selection of organic cakes, scones and pies. Homemade soups with freshly baked bread, selections of local cheeses and salads all made with organic vegetables from local suppliers accompanied by herbal teas from the garden and coffees from around the world.


Menu
Warm smoked Irish mackerel by Frank Hederman and a salad of local new potatos, parsley, capers, red onion, beetroot and mixed leaves.

St.Tola goats cheese, lightly grilled with thyme and Burren honey on freshly baked soda bread, roast tomato salad and fresh herbs.

A selection of Irish Artisan cheese: Gubbeen, Mount Callan and Crozier Blue, served with home-made spiced fruit chutney, pickles, mixed leaf and fresh herb salad and home-made brown bread.

Daily Delicacies
Freshly baked scones with butter, cream and home-made jam. Yummy Victoria sponge made with fresh organic strawberries and cream. Moist carrot cake with a zesty cream cheese icing. Green and Black's gooey chocolate brownies
ictoria sponge made with fresh organic strawberries and cream. Moist carrot cake with a zesty cream cheese icing. Green and Black's gooey chocolate brownies

Prices: Lunch €6.50 to €14.00

Open daily April through to September

11am to 5pm April, May, June and Sept
11am to 6pm July and August

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Burren Perfumery

Burren Perfumery
Address:

Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.043606, -9.046963

Additional Information

Burren Perfumery make natural and organic cosmetics by hand in the middle of the Burren. Browse in the shop, see how the products are made, relax in the tea rooms and explore the herb garden.

The Blending Room
Organic creams and balms are made in small batches, usually 30 to 50 units at a time. Products are manufactured only as needed to ensure that the products remain as fresh as possible.

The Soap Room
Each year the Perfumery makes more than four tonnes of soap by hand. Each 100g bar is lovingly wrapped by hand. Soap’s are made using the cold process method and take about six weeks (depending on the weather) from start to finish. Soaps are made all year round.

The Herb Garden
The Herb Garden is free to visitors and open year round. The best time to visit is from May to September. Culinary herbs you will see include Thymes, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Sage, Artichoke and others. Some cosmetic herbs are Elecampane, Bergamot, Wild Marjoram, Burdock. Medicinally, one can see Echinacea, Golden Rod, Valerian, Lungwort and Eyebright.

The Tea Rooms
The Tea Rooms serve home-made soups with freshly baked bread, selections of local cheeses and salads all made with organic vegetables from local suppliers accompanied by herbal teas from the garden and coffees from around the world. For desert a selection of organic cakes, scones and pies

Prices: Lunch €6.50 to €14.00

Open daily
11am to 5pm April, May, June and Sept
11am to 6pm July and August

Saint Columba Church

Saint Columba Church
Address:

Carron
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 8026
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.037702, -9.076450

Additional Information

For mass time,please go to the website

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