Geopark

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark

UNESCO Global site, Winner of National Geographic World Legacy Award

What does a UNESCO Geopark designation mean?

It is all about people and organisations working together to ensure a cared-for landscape, a better-understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened livelihoods. We are very proud of our beautiful, unique landscape and we strive as a community to act as responsible caretakers for the generations to come.

The Burren
The word Burren comes from the Irish word “boireann” which means ” A stony place”.  It is one of the largest and most accessible Karst regions in the world and the only place on the planet that Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants grow side-by-side.

The Cliffs of Moher
One of Ireland’s most visited attractions, these iconic cliffs were formed approximately 320 million years ago from rock sediments laid down on ancient river beds.  They stand 214m high and are 8km in length.

Find out more about the Geopark here on their website.

burren-rock
This boulder is known as a glacial erratic”, a reminder of how the Burren was formed by melting glaciers at the end of the Ice Age 12,000 years ago.