Kilfenora, Co. Clare
This is an award-winning display center that depicts the history of the Burren region. "A Walk Through Time" takes you back to when the area was a warm, tropical sea. Follow the story of how the landscape was created and how the cycle of life first began.
Walking through the display is an easy way to understand the geology of the region and all the factors that created the unique landscape. This is a good place to come first to educate yourself before setting off to explore the region.
The center also features a cozy tea room and gift shop that sells locally produced crafts.
Kilfenora is known as "The City of the Crosses" due to its historical significance as the religious center of the region. Visit St. Fachtnan's 12th century Cathedral and medieval high crosses adjacent to The Burren Centre.
How to get there
From Ennis, take the R476 north to Kilfenora. Follow signs to The Burren Centre.
From Galway, take N18 south to Kilcoigan. Transfer to the N67 west coastal highway to Lisdoonvarna. Transfer to R476 east at Lisdoonvarna to Kilfenora.
From Limerick, take N18 north to Ennis. Transfer to R476 north to Kilfenora.
From Limerick, take Bus Eireann #337, Monday to Sunday. See www.buseireann.ie website for all current travel details and restrictions.
March 15th to end May:
10am to 5pm
June to end August:
9:30am to 6pm
September to end October:
10am to 5pm
Last tour half an hour before closing time. They will open for groups of 10 or more during the winter period with one week booking notice.