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Burren Farm Experience & Irish Bread-making (Includes lunch)
Offered Monday, Tuesday and Friday (August 5th, 6th, and 9th)

Book quickly as it’s very limited capacity!

Sample Itinerary for Your Planning Reference Only
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8:00am    

  • Load coaches for departure at 8:15am.    

9:15am  

  •  Drive through the Burren and learn about this fertile rock landscape, internationally known for its unique flora and wildlife. The Burren has been home to people for millennia, with successive generations leaving their mark of culture and traditions. Prehistoric monuments, beautiful and rare wildflower meadows created through the centuries of traditional farming practices, adorn the landscape in the summer months.    
  • Arrive at the home of Oliver and Collette – our hosts! They are local farmers preserving over 121 acres of meadow and pasture in a way that exemplifies farming for nature. Sustainability and respect for the land is at the heart of this unique farm. Winners of the “National Farming Together and Biodiversity” award for their efforts with conservation farming – they will be our hosts!
  • Oliver will guide us through the history of the Burren region, its landscape, the Burren Farming for Conservation programme, and the geological and archaeological features unique to this wild rugged region.
  • In small groups, we will experience firsthand life on the farm, meeting the animals and walking this historic landscape with Oliver. Indeed, we will follow in the footsteps of Britain’s King Charles as he was guided through the Burren by Oliver in a recent visit.
  • We will also spend time in the farm kitchen with Collette and Oliver’s mother as we learn the tradition of making Irish Soda Bread. Of course, no trip to an Irish kitchen is compete without a cup of tea! 
  • Lunch will be served at the farmhouse, and we will head off to explore more of the Burren and have little visit to the historic and vibrant town of Ennis on our way back to Limerick.

6:00pm    

  • Arrive Limerick.

What to Bring:    
Participants are advised layers work best. We suggest a light sweater, rain jacket, and comfortable shoes. Temperatures may vary with rain a possibility.

Disclaimer:    
All persons participating in the tour and activities do so at the participant’s own sole risk. UWPIAA organisers of the tour are released from any claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses by participants in the tour and all persons accept full responsibility for their own selves during the tour.
 

Note:     
This is to give an overview of the possible day’s itinerary. It is subject to change based on the seasonal times or vendors’ summer schedules being announced and will be confirmed to you in early summer.


          
 

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