No one should go walking on an empty stomach so we stopped into Cassidy’s for lunch first. Leaving our cars where they were, we headed down on the loop walk which took us about 1 1/2hours to complete.
Today was perhaps the PERFECT day to get out and enjoy the sunshine in the Burren. Shamefully, I haven’t been to the National Park in a few years so I headed out today.
To get to the National Park, you take the turn off in Kilnaboy and drive for 4km approximately until you see the entrance. In quiet times like today it was fine to take my car but in the summer it’s probably a better idea to get the shuttle bus from Corofin.
There are a few choices of trail depending on the time you have and fitness ability.
The trails are well signposted and today it was relatively quiet. I met just two other people out walking.
The park is worth a visit if you’re looking to get outdoors and really explore all the Burren has to offer.
(Feel free to drop me a line if you’re thinking of heading here and I’ll give you better direction!)
My last attempt at the Cliffs coastal walk wasn’t particularly successful. When my friend Sarah told me she wanted an activity based reunion, I figured we’d give it another go.
I had learned my lesson and started in Doolin. We had great intentions of walking from Doolin to the cliffs and on to Liscannor, a mere 16km. After a few minutes, with both of us avid photographers, it became apparent that even 8km to the Cliffs was going to take a LONG time.
We were lucky that there were nearly any other people out walking and enjoyed the nicest walk with the most spectacular views.
Once we got closer to the Cliffs of Moher, the crowds are massive but the best of the walk was before that so we didn’t mind.
Luckily, there is a shuttle bus in operation and for 6 euro we got a lift back to Doolin. I would LOVE to do the 8km from the Cliffs to Liscannor as the views are supposed to be astounding so hopefully I can do that next time.
I’d recommend that you ask a local for the road to the start of the walk as it’s not brilliantly signposted. Once you’re on the path, you’re set.