Welcome to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO
Global Geopark official website

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark supports people and organisations to work together to ensure a cared-for landscape, a better understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened livelihoods.

Where is the Geopark?

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark is in Co. Clare in the West of Ireland. It covers an area of 530 square kms. Its boundary is marked to the West and North by the Atlantic coast, then runs South along the Clare county border to the village of Tubber and Westwards by the villages of Corofin, Kilfenora, Lisdoonvarna on to the Cliffs of Moher.

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Who Manages the Geopark?

The UNESCO Global Geopark is managed by Clare County Council with support from the Geological Survey of Ireland, working in partnerships with local communities, tourism businesses and organisations and government agencies.

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What is a UNESCO Global Geopark?

UNESCO Global Geoparks are internationally recognised places with unique geology, landscapes, history and culture. Geoparks are managed with a focus on education, conservation, sustainable tourism and community engagement. Geopark status is a UNESCO designation and is revalidated every 4 years.

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The Burren Ecotourism Network and the Geopark Code of Practice

The Code and the Network

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are very popular tourism destinations. The Geopark is working hard to make these destinations sustainable and has developed a highly innovative Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism programme. This Code enables local tourism businesses to monitor and improve their social, economic and environmental impact. These businesses have formed the very successful Burren Ecotourism Network and the partnership between the Geopark and the Network is recognised internationally as one of the best examples of sustainable tourism in action.

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Come Visit Us...

We invite you to discover and explore our Geopark through the experiences being offered by our partners in the Burren Ecotourism Network. Because they follow our Geopark Code, we know they will give you a truly great local and authentic experience! Even the Lonely Planet agrees….

Find places to stay, wonderful local food, and a wide variety of things to do at Burren.ie and on Visitclare.ie

Discover more about our Geopark self-guided Geosites and Trails and our events programme here.


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