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 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.