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 Burren Ecotourism Network

The Burren Ecotourism Network is a multi-award winning network of members (local businesses from the Geopark) who follow our Geopark’s Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism. Every two years, members of the network make their code submission where they report various aspects of their day-to-day business activities, such as waste, water, waste-water, energy, milage and much more. Using these stats, our system can intuitively calculate the businesses’ carbon footprint and it can determine whether the business has improved on their social, economic and environmental efforts since their previous submission. Being a member of The Burren Ecotourism Network means being a part of strong community of co-existing businesses who support one another, share various resources and have a common focus on a more sustainable future for The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. If you run a business in the Geopark and are interested in signing up to our code

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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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