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Wednesday, May 1 to Friday, May 31, 2024

The Month of May is ‘Burren Wellness Month’

This May, the Burren offers a diverse array of wellness activities spread throughout the month, perfect for those looking to enhance their health and well-being. Organised by the Burren Ecotourism Network, the Burren Wellness Month features a wide selection of events, such as guided walks, yoga retreats, surfing lessons, and hotel breaks, alongside art workshops and a lively food festival.

Each event is designed to fit seamlessly into visitors’ schedules, allowing you to also experience the region’s natural beauty and tranquillity at your own pace. For details on specific events and to plan your visit, see the listing below or check out https://burren.ie/wellness-in-the-burren/wellness-events/

List of Burren Wellness Events

Aillwee Burren Experience – Hawk Walk in the peaceful surroundings of the Burren  To book: https://aillweeburrenexperience.ie/

Aloha Surf School: Swellness Sundays at the Beach-. A 2-hour Surfing Lesson, Post Surf Hot Drink from Skylarks Coffee Trailer and a Healthy Beach Picnic Lunch to book: enquiries@surfschool.ie

Burren College of Art: Summer Workshops the art lovers, artists or art hobbyists living in the Burren – May 20th-24th May 27th-31st  To book: julia@burrencollege.ie

Burren Ecotourism Clean ups– Join a group of volunteers to clean up the Burren area. Litter picks and bags provided –  Doolin – May 8th  at 1.30pm; Liscannor Clean up is on May 10th at 10am.

Burren Slow Food Banquet – banquet of local food at the Burren Storehouse with Prosecco reception May 18th To book: Buy them online at https://www.burrenexperiences.ie/upcoming-events/

Burren Slow Food Festival – celebration of local food and wellbeing in the Burren and an opportunity to meet the maker. May 19th To book https://www.slowfoodclare.com/

Burren Yoga Retreat are offering 4 wellness packages throughout the month of May. These include guided hill walks, optional sea swimming, luxury accommodation, exceptional yoga & meditation classes, famous vegetarian food and massage. Dates are 3-6th May, 10th-12th May, 17th-19th May, 20th-24th May To book:  www.burrenyoga.com

Common Knowledge – Field Good Fridays:  Meet like minded people, give back to the earth, nourish your feelings of well-being and learn something new along the way. Join a community volunteering day every Friday at the Common Knowledge Centre. Activities include boosting biodiversity, growing organic food, restoring habitat, maintaining meadows, planting trees, and surveying species. Lunch is provided. Join here : ttps://chat.whatsapp.com/KMW5g58r8YWHZmJtkJMy3F

Cliffs of Moher Experience Moher Morning Wellness Walks – Includes entry to the Cliffs of Moher Experience, a guided tour and a complimentary healthy snack and drink in the Cliffs View Café. Mondays & Wednesdays in May. To book: www.cliffsofmoher.ie

Doolin Ferry Company – To the Waters and The Wild –a breathtaking journey to Inis Meáin,the hidden gem of the Aran Islands. Here you will enjoy a guided walk through the unique landscape in the company of broadcaster, writer and folklorist, Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh.  May 6th To book: http://doolinferry.rezgo.com/details/337471/to-the-waters-and-the-wild

Doolin Inn –  Cliffs Castles and Coastlines package A walking break where you’ll learn all about the Cliffs of Moher, Irish history, and folklore includes 2 nights B&B and evening meal To book: www.doolininn.ie/walking-hiking-breaks

Doolin Cave –Reconnect with nature underneath the Burren and discover Europe’s largest stalactite & mindful self-guided walk around the 1km looped eco-trail. To book online: doolincave.ie

Falls Hotel & Spa – Spa Special for Wellness month – all month long treatments, and an Outdoor Hot Tub. To book: www.fallshotel.ie

Hotel Doolin Ireland – Free yoga classes in the Barn every Wednesday 10am to 11am all month long, and unwind in Fitz’s Pub with music sessions every evening To book:www.hoteldoolin.ie

Lady Gregory Hotel: Beauty Breaks Escape the rush of everyday life and experience a beauty breaks that include a trip to the hotel’s wellness rooms which is guaranteed to leave you in a state of blissful relaxation To book: https://www.ladygregoryhotel.ie/promotion/beauty-breaks/

Limestone Yoga – Offering one free class a week for the month of May To book contact Colette 0868398008  https://www.limestoneyoga.com

The Lodges at Seaview: Holistic Full Body Massage to guests staying at the Lodges. To book: https://seaview-doolin.ie/body-massage-in-doolin.php

Wild Meadow Huts are offering a wellness weekend break for two weekends in May with unlimited use of the hot tub and either a guided sunset walk to a secret location with views of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands & Connemara or a Sunday morning swim at Doolin pier.  May 10th-12th & May 24th – 26th. To book: www.wildmeadowhuts.ie

Note: The Burren Ecotourism Network is a group of more than 70 businesses  that collectively employ over 1,000 people in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global GEOpark. It was established in 2011. For more information go to www.burren.ie


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