Fun new animations that explain the geological history of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark




Click on the image to visit the colourful and engaging series of animations which were funded by Geological Survey Ireland.



May 25th / 26th 2024  list of speakers available here


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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Geopark Ambassadors Training Programme

Together with the team at the Cliffs of Moher Experience and with the support of Failte Ireland, we have developed a Geopark Ambassadors Programme for coach drivers, tourism staff in the Geopark, guides and more.

Become a Geopark Ambassador today at


The Burren Ecotourism Network and the Geopark Code of Practice

Geopark Code of Practice 2024 - Burren Ecotourism Network

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 and on

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


Active Organisations in the Geopark