SONAS – Spending a day in the Burren
Let’s go and experience this magical landscape – the Burren. From a distance the Burren looks like it is made of nothing but stone, bizarre and otherworldly. When you get close and take the time to look you will find out why the Burren is a paradise for botanists. Many million years ago Ireland was not an island yet, it was part of a larger landmass lying south of the equator.
During that time the Burren surface was the bottom of a tropical sea and it stills holds fragments from that time in its limestone. This karst landscape is ever changing, with every raindrop, every footstep. Many features are hidden in the washed-out stone – caves, underground rivers, deep grikes full of plants. Visible are the remains of a long history of humans in this area, portal tombs and ringforts, ruins of castles and churches, abandoned cottages. We will visit the high inland Burren with its turloughs and hills and also the shoreline where the Burren meets the Atlantic Ocean. On our way we will stop at historical places where we can connect to the people who were part of making this special landscape.
This landscape is a perfect place for a SONAS Tour, slowing down, looking close, relaxing and connecting. During the day we will visit one of the wonderful cafes or tea rooms in the Burren for a light lunch.
Please bring comfortable and suitable clothing. Moderate walking, ground can be uneven. Pick up route for open tours along the route from Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara. Price per person €90 min 5 guests. Pickup for private tours can be arranged prior to booking. Price per person €90 (min €450 /max €550). For private group bookings please contact us about available dates.