Local Area and Things To Do in the Burren

Learn more about our unique location and Things to Do in the unforgettable Burren, Co. Clare

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The Burren, Co. Clare

We are located in Carron, a small rural village in north Co. Clare, in the core of the stunning Burren. Situated in the Fáilte Ireland region, there are so many wondrous and unique things to see and do in the area. For a comprehensive list of things to do in the Burren visit the official website

Ireland is a dream destination for travellers and the Fáilte Ireland Wild Atlantic Way along the Irish west coast is on our doorstep. Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) Champions inspire with a wealth of knowledge. For full details visit The Wild Atlantic Way.

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Walks & Trails

The local area is renowned for its many stunning viewpoints 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!

There are excellent Burren and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands (IHH) walks in the area.

Hidden Burren Walks

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Burren while on a guided walk with Mary O’Dea. Learn about this unique landscape and the rich history it has to offer.

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Carron has an abundance of archaeology dating back to the megalithic period including tombs such as The Poulnabrone Dolmen dating from b.c.3600. This portal dolmen is an impressive example of the monuments early farmers constructed over the graves of their dead. Cahercommaun Stone Fort, c.500-1500AD, is an outstanding example of Celtic Ring Forts which were built to protect large extended families and their farms. Temple Cronan is a 12th century medieval church with intriguing features such as the carved grotesque Romanesque heads found on the exterior wall.

Heritage & Conservation

We are proud members of the Burren Eco Tourism Network and adhere to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism. The Code of Practice includes good practice in energy, water, waste water and waste management as well as working together, supporting our communities, understanding our heritage and contributing to conservation.



What people are saying about us

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  • Such a hidden gem in the Burren. Staff so nice and welcoming. A great experience for my sister and I. Would thoroughly recommend it!

    Annis Kehoe

    – July, 2023

  • Thank you so much to you and your team for a fantastic day out 2 weeks ago now ! The kids had a great time. You were all a wealth of information and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Thanks so much again and hopefully see you all again next year.

    Co. Clare School

    – June, 2023

  • The Centre is in such a beautiful, well cared for setting, the exhibits interesting and well thought out, and the two guides Tim and Agnes provided a wealth of information.

    Carol W, USA

    – June, 2023

  • I would really recommend this visit to any GAA enthusiast. It was humbling to visit the actual home that one of the founders of the GAA who met in Hayes’ Hotel in Thurles in 1884 grew up in and went on to found the association.

    Phillip B.

    – May, 2023

  • This is a fantastic tribute to Cusack and the G.A.A. It’s small but it is packed full of great information. The staff in the centre are absolutely fantastic; so welcoming and friendly.

    Sarah L.

    – May, 2023

  • Very informative and friendly staff. Thanks Agnes and Tim for your assistance

    Susan Gilmore

    – August, 2023

  • Great spot for an avid Gaa fan!! Beautiful new and modern building for the visitor centre but totally in keeping with the area. Good knowledgable tour guide.

    Janette K.

    – April, 2023


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