Burren Nature Sanctuary Explore the magical Burren landscape
Set on a 50 acre organic farm, the Burren Nature Sanctuary is a nature lover’s paradise, and makes the perfect family day trip from Galway City. It provides a wonderful introduction to the magical Burren landscape, with all its unusual flora and fauna.
The mile-long nature trail meanders through Burren habitats of karst limestone, ancient hazel and ash woodland, and the organic wildflower meadow, home to rare Burren orchids as well as the majority of Ireland’s butterflies.
Stroll through the hedgerows of native Irish trees lining the ancient green road (or boreen) in the footsteps of our ancestors, who once led their livestock to the rare tidal disappearing lake (or turlough).
A visit to the Botany Bubble is always a wonderful treat, too! The Bubble houses the National Collection of Burren flora where seasonal Alpine, Mediterranean, Arctic and tropical plants grow alongside native Irish wildflowers.
Visitors can meet Cookie the Donkey and Frisky the Feral Burren Mountain Goat. After a day of adventures, relax in the Sanctuary Café and Waterfall Tea Garden to enjoy fresh and seasonal local food, a healthy children’s menu and great coffee and tea!
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