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 Burren Farm Experience

Ireland’s authentic farm experience, rich in heritage, biodiversity & breath-taking beauty, right in the heart of the Burren, a designated UNESCO Special Conservation Area .

Join your hosts Cathal O’Rourke, a fifth-generation farmer and his wife Bronagh, a regional eco tour guide, to explore their working family farm in the Burren. Be awe-inspired by dramatic lunar-like landscapes, ancient woodlands and archaeological sites, glistening lakes and habitats teeming with wildlife and rare plant species unique to the region. Learn about the ancient farming practice of transhumance that helps conserve and protect the landscape, try forest bathing in the ancient woodland and feast on rustic picnics with delicious local produce for truly authentic Irish experience.

The Burren Farm Experience is set on almost 500 acres in Kylecreen, Boston, County Clare on the magnificent mid-west coast of Ireland not far from the Cliffs of Moher. With so much to explore, make it a part of your Burren adventure!

Ireland’s authentic farm experience, rich in heritage, biodiversity & breath-taking beauty, right in the heart of the Burren, a designated UNESCO Special Conservation Area .

Join your hosts Cathal O’Rourke, a fifth-generation farmer and his wife Bronagh, a regional eco tour guide, to explore their working family farm in the Burren. Be awe-inspired by dramatic lunar-like landscapes, ancient woodlands and archaeological sites, glistening lakes and habitats teeming with wildlife and rare plant species unique to the region. Learn about the ancient farming practice of transhumance that helps conserve and protect the landscape, try forest bathing in the ancient woodland and feast on rustic picnics with delicious local produce for truly authentic Irish experience.

The Burren Farm Experience is set on almost 500 acres in Kylecreen, Boston, County Clare on the magnificent mid-west coast of Ireland not far from the Cliffs of Moher. With so much to explore, make it a part of your Burren adventure!

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YOUR HOSTS

Cathal and Bronagh O’Rourke, your personal Burren Farm Experience guides, are incredibly passionate about farming, conservation and the rugged yet breath-taking beauty of the Burren. Together with their three daughters, they are custodians of the land, applying best practice traditional farming methods to manage and protect the region for future generations.

 

YOUR HOSTS

Cathal and Bronagh O’Rourke, your personal Burren Farm Experience guides, are incredibly passionate about farming, conservation and the rugged yet breath-taking beauty of the Burren. Together with their three daughters, they are custodians of the land, applying best practice traditional farming methods to manage and protect the region for future generations.

 

Cathal

Cathal is a fifth-generation farmer who has been working on the family farm since he was a child.

He is dedicated to traditional farming practices that help preserve the previous Burren landscape of the area and has an innate flair for animal husbandry. Totally immersed in farming and the cattle trade, Cathal also provides support to the local Gort Mart. He has also completed the Green Cert Programme through Teagasc.

Bronagh

Bronagh, a Cavan native and qualified fitness instructor, traded her a career in nutraceutical sales for a totally different pace when she moved to the Irish west-Coast to help Cathal run the family farm. Struck by the awe-inspiring beauty of the land, she developed the farm tour concept to showcase traditional farming methods and the land’s vast biodiversity. She is passionate about health, nutrition and wellness and the rejuvenating benefits of the Burren Farm Experience’s wellbeing programs. Bronagh is a qualified Regional Tour Guide, and a member of the Burren Eco Tourism Network and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. In recognition of her achievements, she was named a finalist in the 2019 Corrib Oil Women in Farming awards.

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