European Geoparks Week


This year theme for European Geoparks Week is ‘Discover More with a Guide’. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCo Global Geopark is encouraging visitors to the region to take the time to explore the unique Burren landscape in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

There is a huge range of guided activities on offer in the Geopark from foraging walks and kayaking trips, to ferry cruises and underground cave tours.

For details on activities available see:

All guides on are member of the Burren Ecotourism Network and have extensive knowledge of the culture, heritage and geology of the Region. They are also received Geopark training.

Dr. Eamon Doyle, Geologist, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark explained that European Geoparks Week explores the underlying geology of the Burren and how it holds many fascinating clues to conditions on Earth during the past 300 million years, including the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago which gave the Burren its current shape.

Dr. Doyle added: “In the surrounds of the Geopark you will find the longest cave system in Ireland, the largest stalactite in Europe, The Burren National Park, The Carron Nature Reserve and a host of wild flora and fauna and the best way to discover and learn about our rich geological heritage is in the company of a knowledgeable guide .”

On June 14th, We will also host a National School quiz that celebrates the unique Geopark landscape.