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The Cusack Way

The Cusack Way was officially opened in 2012 and is a welcome addition to the many wonderful Burren Walks.

The trail starts at the Michael Cusack Centre in Carron, Co. Clare. The walk is rated as easy to moderate. It is a 6km linear trail which leads to the Cahercommaun Cliff Fort taking the average walker about 45 minutes to reach.  Upon reaching the fort the walker is rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the impressive landscape from this elevated site.

Please stick to the Burren code while on this walk and also bear in mind that this is a working farm so no dogs are allowed. Please wear suitable raingear and footwear. The walk is free and open to the public.

The Cusack walk has been developed with the direction and assistance of the National Monuments Service, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Burren Connect, Clare Local Development Company, Fas and local landowners.

Feel free to contact us about the The Cuasck Way walk, for more details and booking information.

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The Burren & Geo Park

The Burren is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. This limestone landscape is renowned for its abundance of archaeological artefacts; megalithic tombs, celtic ring forts, medieval churches and castles. It’s bountiful biodiversity; Hoary Rockrose (Helianthemum canum), Spring Gentian (Gentiana verna) Milkwort (Polagala vulgaris) to name but a few. The Burren displays some exceptional examples in geological terms of almost all the typical limestone landforms such as underground rivers, caves, clints, grykes and dikes.

The unique co-existence of Mediterranean and Arctic-Alpine flora is another major appeal of the Burren as this has not been observed in any other area of Europe.

The Burren fauna is flourishing also, you may expect to spot rabbit, fox, badger, hare, pine martin, wild goat, stoat and red squirrel on you walk in the Burren.

There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of the Burren; it can be explored on foot,  by bicycle or car but whichever way you choose to explore be sure to observe the code and keep this area amazing for everyone. www.burrengeopark.ie

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The Burren Code

  • Park and camp only in designated areas
  • Preserve natural habitats and leave wildflowers undisturbed
  • Leave the limestone pavement as you find it
  • Do not cause any damage to any monuments, walls or buildings
  • Respect landowners, their property and their livestock
  • Leave no trace of your visit, take nothing but memories

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The Carron Area

Carron is a small rural village in North Co. Clare, Ireland, situated in the heart of the breathtaking Burren. Carron has an abundance of archaeology dating back to the Megalithic period; tombs such as The Poulnabrone Dolmen dates from c.3600. This portal dolmen is an impressive example of the monuments these early farmers constructed over the graves of their dead.

Cahercommaun Stone Fort, c.500-1500AD, is an outstanding example of the Celtic Ring Forts which were built to protect large extended families and their farms.

Temple Cronan is a 12th century Medieval Church with some intriguing features such as the carved grotesque Romanesque heads found on the exterior wall.

Carron is also renowned for its many stunning viewing points of the Burren, the captivating Carron Valley drive and last but not least Mullaghmore Mountain. Carron has many Burren walks and trails and it is full of Irish history, culture and heritage. If you plan a day trip to Co. Clare be sure to include the compelling Carron area on your to do list!

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Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a spectacular addition to Ireland’s array of tourist attractions. It is a coastal route that stretches from Co. Donegal in the north to Co. Cork in the south. The route is 2,500km in length and passes through nine counties and three provinces. This trail will lead you through some of Ireland’s most breathtaking scenery.

Along the way you’ll discover the true beauty of the West Coast of Ireland and all it has to offer. You’ll be enchanted by the history, culture, adventure and magic that you’ll encounter on your journey and chance upon some unexpected hidden gems. Enjoy the ride! www.wildatlanticway.com

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