The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark
Doolin is situated within the The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.
Rich in heritage and culture, this area received the highly valuable UNESCO Global Geopark designation in March 2016.
Geoparks are regions with outstanding natural and cultural heritage where people and organisations work together to ensure a cared-for landscape, better understood heritage, well-managed tourism and vibrant communities.
Visitors to the Geopark can learn how the unique Burren limestone was formed over 300 million years ago and about the influence it has had on farming and local life.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark is also home to 7 Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points, 11 Geosites (sites of geological importance), a distinctive national park, numerous walking and cycling trails as well as an award-winning food trail.
Visitors are requested to ‘Leave No Trace’ of their visit to the Burren, in order to conserve this treasured landscape.