Festivals and Events County Clare

Burren in Bloom

Address: Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)65 7077200

E-mail: admin@burrencollege.ie

Web: www.burrencollege.ie
Ballyvaughan village is situated between the hills of the Burren and the southern coastline of Galway Bay; the perfect location for discovering the Botanical riches of this unique limestone landscape. The month of May reveals an abundance of flowers throughout the Burren, with spring gentians, mountain avens, turlough violets, spring sandworth and a profusion of orchids, among them early purple orchids, bee orchids, spotted orchids. There are more then six hundred and fifty different flowers, plants, and ferns, in the Burren area.

To celebrate this amazing botanical wealth we have organised a series of illustrated talks throughout the month of May to give people an understanding of the Burren, how it was formed, how it continues to support this truly wonderful riches of natural Growth.There will be, organised walks available to view the wild flowers and the many ancient sites that exist throughout the area.

Irish music will be provided in the local hotels and pubs throughout the month in addition to stories on local folklore. Further information can be found on the web site below.
Burren Hill Walks

Address: Corkscrew Hill, , Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)65 7077168

Fax: +353 (0)65 7077168

E-mail: burrenhillwalks@eircom.net

Web: homepage.eircom.net/~burrenhillwalks/
Guided tours through the Burren region.
Each walk is tailor made to suit different energy levels and time requirements.
The service is all year round. It is an ideal opportunity to experience the Burren away from the beaten track, with the help and knowledge of a local guide.

There are four types of walks on offer:
1. Mixed walks – covering all aspects
2. Botany and nature walks
3. History and archaeology walks
4. Wilderness treks
The duration and walking length is tailored to each group. Dawn and Sunset Walks. Weekend and weekday packages organised.
Shannon Ferries

Address: Killimer, , Kilrush, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)65 9053124

Fax: +353 (0)65 9053125

E-mail: enquiries@shannonferries.com

Web: www.shannonferries.com
This pleasant, 20 minute journey across the Shannon Estuary will save 85 miles (137 km) from ferry terminal to ferry terminal providing a launching point to the many attraction of Clare, Kerry and adjoining counties. Whatever your reason for visiting the West and South west of Ireland, be it business or pleasure, plan on taking the Shannon Ferry across Ireland’s finest river, where the resident schools of Dolphins regularly display their talents for the visitors. With our new state of the art ferries we assure you of a relaxing trip and a warm welcome.