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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 30/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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Departure Point
Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, Burren Nature Sanctuary, Cloonasee, Kinvara, Co. Galway, H91 PTK7, Ireland
Duration
1–6 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Watch the 15 minute Introduction to the Burren movie
  • Fairy story walks can be rebooked in September
  • 10 stop audio guide
  • Entry/Admission - Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe
Exclusions
  • Special events
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Botany exhibit, animal paddocks, shop and cafe are wheelchair accessible. Walks exceed recomended gradients for wheelchairs in places
  • Bus from Galway to Kinvara. Ten minute walk from Kinvara bus stop.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
14Reviews
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Shane Cody wrote a review Sep 2020
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Lovely staff in the café, great service, and the fairy walk was incredibly charming, I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice day out
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Nomad27356401215, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Responded 4 Sep 2020
Hi Shane, thank you very much, we really appreciate the review it is a great boost for the staff. Mary
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Maria3559 wrote a review Aug 2020
29 contributions30 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing experience, would recommend to everyone I know coming to Galway. The centre is very easy to get to, absolutely beautiful + well-maintained, and the staff are lovely. We came for the fairy pig walk, which was fantastic value for money and honestly just a
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Nomad27356401215, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Thank you so much Maria, it means so much to the staff to get positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
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Elizabeth wrote a review Aug 2020
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A fantastic day out! The staff are very friendly and helpful, the visitor centre was spotless and there was so much to explore! There's a lovely atmosphere here - I would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Nomad27356401215, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for the lovely review
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CiaraG091 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sligo, Ireland9 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent a lovely day in the Burren Nature Sanctuary last week, the weather was beautiful which probably enhanced the whole experience. My 4 year old loved the animals, nature walk and fairy trail as well as the playground and indoor play area. It was very well layout and managed
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Nomad27356401215, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Hi Ciara thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate it. I understand about the picnic area, unfortunately picnics lead to terrible littering (we do have a space for picnics but don't really 'encourage' it) We have waste targets to hit and aim to reduce our waste by 10% each year. Even though we put up a 'pack it in pack it out' sign for picnics, unfortunately, it didn't work. It's a tricky one. Thanks for the feedback any suggestions welcome.
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Katyie wrote a review Jul 2020
Galway, Ireland4 contributions6 helpful votes
Totally agree with the previous review , 40e for what , this is a very expensive family day out to see a goat , some donkeys with an additional charge to walk a pig! Will not be back .. coffee and some cakes over 20e , understand its a difficult time with Covid but seriously?!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from burrensanctuary, Manager at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Dear W1051Pkateg, Our admission ticket allows all day access to Burren Nature Sanctuary with looped nature trails around the wildflower meadows, limestone and woodland with interpretive panels mobile audio guide, Burren Film and the botancial exhibit in the Botany Bubble. It also includes walks through the fairy woodlands and meet and feed the animals, and access to indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds. Visitors tend stay for at least a half a day and enjoy the walks, botany exhibit, and play areas and find 39 euro for a family day pass to be very good value. At present this is €10 less than our nearest competitor and they limit visit time to 2 hours. Those who visit regularly benefit from our annual membership which allows two adults free per card and 25 / 50% discount on child tickets. If you would like to contact us we would be happy to provide more details on membership. Again we are sorry that you did not experience the full extent of what Burren Nature Sanctuary has to offer on your recent visit as it is great value and there is lots to do and see for visitors of all ages. We are not an open farm and the animals (most of which are adopted/rescued/retired) complement the experience at Burren Nature Sanctuary. However we do have 4cows, 5 donkeys, 5 horses, 2 pigs, 7 goats, 4 rabbits, 2 ducks, 1 Llama, 1 alpaca, 20 guinea pigs not to mention the wildlife around the trails! We understand that price is upmost in everyones mind at present and many places (including the nearby Dunguaire Castle) have not reopened due to the cost of implementing Covid procedures, cleaning regimes and sanitation. It is very easy to give a 1 star review but very unfair and damaging to a small family business struggling to keep the doors open. We have many 5 star reviews and with a 4.9 star rating on facebook (over 10,000 page likes) and 4.9 rating on Airbnb experiences. We are sorry if the price is too much for some families at this difficult time but our margins are very tight and we have lost 4 months of high season meaning that getting through next winter will be challenging. I am not sure what coffees and cakes you purchased but we our prices are identical to all cafés in Kinvara. Perhaps you would like to avail of the family membership to experience the great discount this offers at Burren Nature Sanctuary Thank you
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Sineadmartinloughrea
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Great day out
Came here last week in August with 3 kids aged 8,7 and 5. We booked online the morning of visiting. On entry we had
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tillytotrocks
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Oink Oink
We visited on a rare dry day in August and did the Fairy Pig walk. Mary was a super host and worked hard to engage
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Kiwish
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Beautiful activity with plenty to see and do for all ages.
We visited the Burren Nature Sanctuary on what was supposed to be the worst weather day of the holiday. I was dread
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DJBallincollig
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We won't be back.
We come to The Burren every year but we certainly won't be back here. I realise that things are limited with reopen
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Venture686165
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Great insight to Burren wildflowers
Lovely place to find out more in gentle unhurried atmosphere. Lots of stopping places to just soak it all in. Cafe
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Peggi C
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A treasure for Young and Old Alike
This farm has a vision and the vision is to expose people to the Burren's flora and fauna, see how successful an or
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jussmith1
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Great place except one thing.....
The trail is very pretty and just enough little dotted around to keep the kids interested, nice to evolve past the
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Mike S
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Must go if you're in Kinvara.
Great walk, well interpreted, very good visitor center with video. Be sure to find the Faerie Forest. Nice gift sho
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Beth A
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We stopped for pastries and coffee but could see it was a great place for families
We watched families enjoying the play area while we had our afternoon coffee and pastries. Lovely staff and a beau
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Greer17
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Visit on a sunny Mother’s Day.
We decided to head here as it had been recommend to us. It was a really lovely way to spend a few hours. We stopped
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Shawn G
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Interesting
Unique landscape! Going north from Cliffs of Moher, stop for lunch in Coolin, but continue on to Kinvara fro a dri
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Ihave8kids
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Well-cared-for animals, a lovely trail to walk, and tea and scones at the end.
We were a family of all ages and we all enjoyed it! We got to feed a baby goat, hold some guinea pigs, pet a rabbi
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Graham B
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A delightful area with its large outcrops of limestone.
A delightful area of limestone outcrops that has a delightful array of flora and fauna that is protected by the san
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Mary B
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Great,fresh food
Lovely hot food selection, fresh salads and yummy cakes. Great choice of teas and coffees in the Sanctuary Cafe.
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Lorie H
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Great way to spend a couple hours with the kids
Great place to enjoy a nice nature walk and pet animals. The coffee was great and the staff was friendly and welcom
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Key Details
  • Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe
  • Duration: 1–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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