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A group walking holiday where you explore Irelands famous Burren National Park and immerse yourself in local culture, heritage, and tradition. Enjoy the music, the dance, the craic, the food, and stay in a friendly eco complex.


€595 per person (private room €655) Inclusive of full bed and board, all refreshments, all walks and tours. Based on a minimum group number of 6 people.

Duration: 6 days - variable stays can be quoted
Departures: April - September 2014 Choose a date to suit your group
Start point: The Boghill Centre via Ennis
End point: Ennis via The Boghill Centre

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Overview of Burren Walking Break at The Boghill Centre

The Boghill Eco Tours have been created to give walking groups a full and wide-ranging experience of the beautiful landscape of the Burren and a taste of the culture and rich heritage of the area. Using our wisdom and knowledge of this complex and intriguing region we offer an adventure for visitors seeking something that goes beyond the usual commercial offerings of the traditional tourist-industry. As well as visits to the stunning attractions that Clare has to offer, our knowledgeable guides will take you on an unforgettable journey to the less travelled places, the wide open spaces and the untamed nature at its best, where you can explore your passions and nurture your spirit.

The Boghill Centre has teamed up with a several local walking guides to create a week of walking in the enchanting Burren landscape of County Clare, Ireland. You will enjoy a warm Irish welcome, wholesome home cooking and a wonderful opportunity to tramp the rich diverse contours of the Clare countryside.

Get away from it all at the secluded, tranquil setting of The Boghill Centre and treat yourself to a 5 day Burren Walking break with Tony Kirby the celebrated founder and guide of Heart of Burren Walks, Pat Sweeney the founder of the Cliffs of Moher walking trails and the farmers from Burren Farm Heritage Tours. The week includes inland and coastal guided Burren walking trips (3-5 hours per day), exploring local heritage, traditional Irish music and dance and delicious organic vegetarian food. There will also be optional ceramics, yoga and healing therapies, and of course plenty of time to relax.

Heart of Burren Walks encourages visitors to explore the Burren at a slow pace and to take nothing from the landscape except precious memories. Tony Kirby is an excellent guide and marvellous raconteur on all things of the Burren.
The Burren with its unusual geological features, its well preserved archaeology, its unique flora and fauna and its local culture, is an ideal area to explore intimately in a small tour group. The nature of the area – unspoilt countryside, unusual natural features, numerous heritage sites, small roads , working farms – make it a haven for visitors who want to get off the beaten track and discover real Ireland. The Boghill Centre,Heart of Burren Walks and Burren Farm Heritage Tours are key members of the Burren Ecotourism Network and we aim to encourage visitors to the area and preserve the Burren as an unspoilt nature reserve.

We present a holiday with a difference - a friendly home-from-home approach, with individual attention and delicious gourmet home cooked organic food. Our aim is to give you a full flavour of life in the picturesque County Clare and integrate you with the people, the traditions and the customs. The small group sizes make this a unique personalised holiday treat. Stay in one of our single or twin ensuite rooms or share a family room in our hostel. You will have full access to the Boghill estate and can enjoy our Interaction with Nature Tour.

“Boghill is a magical place where you can lose yourself in wild nature and reconnect with your soul. I have been coming here for 7 years and each visit is different. The people are friendly, the food is divine and I love the endless opportunities to discover something new about yourself.” Karen Revel

As well as the tour programme there will be the opportunity to participate in a ceramics workshop, to join an early morning yoga session each day, to sample the evening traditional entertainment and to indulge yourself in a choice of individual therapies at affordable guest rates. Our therapy range includes Aromatherapy massage, Indian Head massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Spiritual healing.

Our spring/summer budget retreats run from Sunday eve to Friday morning from only €595 (private room €655) per person. Based on a minimum group size of 6 people

Extra Optional activities – Yoga, ceramics, & individual healing therapies at special guest rates. Traditional Irish entertainment each evening.

What price includes

  • Shared accommodation (Private rooms also available)
  • All guided walks and tours
  • All meals included - delicious vegetarian cooking
  • All day-trip transport and admissions
  • All refreshments at The Boghill Centre
  • Special guest rates for optional activities



Plan your journey by ferry

Meeting point:
Ennis Bus/Train Station

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Travel from Ennis to Lisdoonvarna/Kilfenora by bus and short taxi ride to The Boghill Cente

How to get there:
Train or Coach from Dublin to Ennis

Plan your journey by ferry to Ennis

Plan your journey by ferry

Finish point:
The Boghill Centre

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Short taxi ride from The Boghill Centre to Lisdoonvarna and travel by bus to Ennis

How to get back:
Train or Coach from Ennis to Dublin

Plan your return ferry journey from Ennis