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Burren Nature Sanctuary

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Address: | Cloonasee, Kinvara, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 91 637 444
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Interpretive centre for the flora and fauna of the Burren; exhibition,...

Interpretive centre for the flora and fauna of the Burren; exhibition, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, education activity area, limestone rock garden, artisan cafe and farm shop. Botanical garden, pet farm.

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Lovely Walks, Views & Food

We enjoyed lovely walks on the trails and found plenty of great views. There are some lovely little surprises - Faerie 'evidence' and gorgeous animals. Afterwards we had tea and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed lovely walks on the trails and found plenty of great views. There are some lovely little surprises - Faerie 'evidence' and gorgeous animals. Afterwards we had tea and cake in the cafe. How wonderful that there are gluten free options available.

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1 Thank 426margaretb
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you are a nature lover you will find over there walks paths, flowers, plants and silence. You are able to find nearest B&B's which offer accommodation. There are shops and cafes after a long day out. We have been there in 2006, 2007,2008 and we will be back there again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

So beautiful and scenic parts will take your breath away after we toured around we went into several of the pubs in Kinvara which were great. I will definitely be back.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Aoife who showed us around gave us a tour with a focus on the landscape and the human interactions with it - she was such a joy to listen to - so knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We got to see iron age houses, famine age houses, fairy houses, and my favourite, a turlough

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Kiltimagh, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Decided we would check out the burren nature sanctuary just to break a long journey & hadn't been there before, it was a lovely day & the children loved it, there's an adventure area indoor & outdoor as well as the walks & animals plenty to occupy them for a couple of hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended this place by the very friendly staff at Slieve Aughty riding school it did not disappoint! There was so much to do from the the kids play park to the walks and the restaurant was a revelation,good quality filling food at a very reasonable price thoroughly recommend this gem of a place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I had a great time at the Burren Nature Sanctuary with my nephews. It costs €5 per adult and €10 per child. They give the children food to feed the animals which include goats and donkeys and you can pet the guinea pigs in the farm area. There is not many animals at the sanctuary. There are lovely walks and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

First of all, I DONT write reviews, so the fact that I've gone out of my way to do so speaks volumes. This place is a " Must see " , for locals or tourists with kids. I visited with 3 kids...a 12 yr old girl, and two 3yr old boys. Everyone loved the walk, feeding and petting the animals,... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Super option for families with children near Galway, loads of things to do with imaginative walks and activities for kids. Indoor play area for wet days and food looks great. Only complaint, and it is a small one, is that the check in area gets congested. Otherwise brilliant!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my toddlers and a friend with her toddler. What a lovely experience for all of us. They had a great time trying to find fairies and looking for adventure. After feeding the goats and meeting all the friendly animals we walked for an hour and then on to a lovely coffee shop with tasty berry scones, jams... More 

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