Field Visit: The 'Bloomin' Burren - Flowers of the National Park - 2015 Activity Series

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 18:23
Flowers of the Burren
Start Date
End Date
Gortlecka Crossroads, The Burren, Co. Clare

Blue Gentian

The IBIOLI, as part of its Activity Series 2015, invites its members to partake in "The 'Bloomin' Burren – Flowers in the National Park" event that is organised by Burren Beo, on the 6th May, 2015, and guided by NPWS. The IBIOLI greatly appreciates the co-operation of Burren Beo. 

Please bring good walking shoes and waterproofs (if needed).  No dogs allowed.

The event is open to everyone, although a reasonable level of fitness is required.  It is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €10 is suggested from non-members. 

This event will be followed by tea and scones at Glanquin Farmhouse (‘Fr Teds House’), for a donation. 

Flowers of the Burren

The IBIOLI will cover the donation cost of its members. Members who plan to attend should advise the IBIOLI by contacting by Friday, May 1st.

Meet At:

2.15pm @ Gortlecka Crossroads*

*Directions to the Gortlecka Crossroads:

From the North (Kinvara): Leaving Kinvara head West along the N67 and take the first turn left after c.500m. Drive c.4km along the road keeping left, passing the graveyard, until you reach a 4-way crossroads (signposted for the Burren perfumery). Go straight through and drive on for c.2.5km, then keep left when you get to a fork. Follow this road for another c.4km then you get to a T-junction, take a left, after c.2km take a right then drive straight for another c.4.5km and you will reach Gortlecka Cross. Park here.  From the West (Ballyvaughan):  Drive South on the N67 from Ballyvaughan. After c.1.5km take a left towards Poulnabrone Dolmen on the R480. Carry on straight for approximately for c.13kms until you pass Leamaneagh Castle. Take a left here on the R476 for c.4.5kms. In Kilnaboy village turn left for another c.2km, then left again for another c.2kms. Here you will reach Gortlecka Cross. Park here. 

The Burren in Bloom

From the East (Crusheen):  Drive through Crusheen and after 1.2km past the village take the first left turn (signposted for Tubber). Drive straight through for c.8kms, passing Tubber) until you reach a 4-way crossroads (signposted for the Burren perfumery). Take a left turn here onto the R460. Drive on for c.5.5kms then take the second turn right. Follow this road for less than c.1kms. Here you will reach the base of Mullaghmore. Continue along until you get to a crossroads. Park here. From the South (Corofin- Kilfenora): Travel to the village of Kilnaboy on the R476 northwards from Corofin, which is c.4km. In Kilnaboy village turn right for another c.2kms, then left again for just under 3kms. Here you will reach Gortlecka Cross. Park here.