Events for Heritage Week 2016


The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark is marking National Heritage week by hosting a number of events starting with a free public guided walk for all ages along the coast of Fanore on 22nd August .

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

Geopark programme of events

22nd August—Geology Walk of Fanore Geosite
A walk and talk about some aspects of the geology of the Burren and
Fanore with Dr. Eamon Doyle
Meeting Point: Fanore Beach car park
Time: 2-4pm

23rd August—Antique Rocks Show @ Doolin Cave
Bring rocks or fossils for identification and information by Geopark Geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle,
Location: Doolin Cave
Time: 2-4pm

24th August—Geology Walks of the Flaggy Shore Geosite
A walk and talk about aspects of the geology of the Burren and the Flaggy Shore by Geopark Geologist
Dr. Eamon Doyle.
Meeting Point: The Flaggy Shore
Time: 2pm-4pm

26th August—Geology Walk in The Burren National Park
A walk and talk up the slopes of Mullaghmore with Geopark Geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle,
Meeting point: Gortlecka crossroads, Burren National Park
Time: 2-4pm

*All events are free