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Burren Experience Guided Walks

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Address: Ballard, Corofin, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 86 821 9441

Immerse yourself in the magic of the hidden Burren with Marie McGauran, a...

Immerse yourself in the magic of the hidden Burren with Marie McGauran, a qualified native Walking Guide who leads heritage, nature and spiritual walks in the Burren National Park. Burren Experience Guided Walks is located southeast of Mullaghmore Mountain, just 4 miles from Corofin, Co. Clare. Having lived her entire life in the shadow of Mullaghmore, Marie offers varied walking experiences, each tailored to suit different needs.

For those who wish to prolong their stay, our self-catering cottage offers the perfect base for walking in the National Park, be it invigorating or relaxing! Please go to our website to find out more.

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Highlight of our honeymoon!

We did a private tour with Marie and it was such a highlight of our honeymoon. She knows so much about the Burren and we enjoyed every part of the tour, from taking a few moments... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Allison K
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We did a private tour with Marie and it was such a highlight of our honeymoon. She knows so much about the Burren and we enjoyed every part of the tour, from taking a few moments to lay on the limestone and take it all in to trying berries straight from the plant. Not only is it beautiful, but marie... More 

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Marie M, Owner at Burren Experience Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for nice review, glad you enjoyed the experience. More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

My sister and I went on a guided walk with Marie in June 2016. I can safely say that the walk was the highlight of our trip to the Burren, well exceeding our expectations! We spent a number of hours with Marie and it was a highly enjoyable experience. Marie is from the local area so her knowledge of the... More 

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Marie M, Owner at Burren Experience Guided Walks, responded to this review

What a lovely review, it was a delight to walk with you and your sister. I am happy you had a wonderful experience, it was a pleasure to introduce you to the Burren and the magical landscape it is. More 

Ocala, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Marie and her husband were so kind to help us out when we experienced car troubles. In just a couple hours, we knew way more about the Burren than when we started. Marie is very knowledgeable of the area and was able to answer all our questions and recommend other places to go nearby as well. Our trip here was... More 

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Marie M, Owner at Burren Experience Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words,glad to be of help. More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We did a private walk with Marie. It was absolutely amazing. My husband is a Forester and is very interested in plants and the unique ecosystem of the area. Marie was so knowledgeable! It was spring time so many of the wild flowers were blooming. We made it to the top of the mountain - what a beautiful view! The... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Today my 20 year old and myself did an amazing 3 hour hike with Marie owner of this private tour company. We hiked to the top of Sliabh Rua along the way she pointed out the rock formations along with pointing out so many different flowers, some of the flowers we saw were the early purple orchid, birds foot trefoil,... More 

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Arklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

We recently stayed in Maries cottage in the heart of the Burren. It was extremely spacious, clean and comfortable complete with two very friendly miniature ponies in the huge back garden to greet us every morning. A paradise for our two year old son. It was the perfect base to work from to see all the attractions Co. Clare has... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Marie customized a route for us based on our desire to learn about the plants and the life in the area. She showed us the blue gentian, and purple orchid, as well as numerous other plants. Spring was slow to arrive so few flowers had yet blossomed. Marie clearly is at home here, taking us off marked trails, up to... More 

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

My husband and I booked a walk on the Burren with Marie - recommended to us through our hotel. I have arthritis and she was wonderful, making sure I was ok and giving my husband some directions to go off and take some stunning photos while she stayed behind with me. Her knowledge and passion for the area is amazing.... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The whole experience - from planning, to the walk, and finally the tea at Marie and Michael's home was exactly what we were looking for on our trip to Ireland. I wasn't sure when to book or how to fit this in the middle of a long day of driving, but Marie was so accommodating and she gave us lots... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

We recently took a 4 hour hike in the Burren National Park with Marie, the owner of Mullaghmore Experience. While reading our guide books prior to travel, we had read that Mullaghmore Mountain had the most amazing landscape and was the best example of the geology found in the Burren region. I had searched on TA for tours of this... More 

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