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An action packed week following your own group tailored programme with walking, farm visits, surfing, yoga, kayaking, ceramics & cob building options, while exploring Irelands famous Burren National Park and enjoying the music, the dance, the craic.


From €595 per person – Shared room (€655 - Private room). Inclusive of full bed and board, all refreshments, all activities. Based on minimum of 6 people

Duration: 6 days - variable stays can be quoted
Departures: From April - September 2014
Start point: The Boghill Centre via Ennis station
End point: Ennis station viaThe Boghill Centre

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Overview of a Burren Break at the Boghill Centre, Co Clare

Get away from it all at the secluded, tranquil setting of The Boghill Centre, Co Clare and treat yourself to a 5 day Burren break. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome, wholesome home cooking and a chance to roam the rich diverse contours of the Clare countryside. You will experience Burren and coastal trips, exploring local heritage, guided walking tours, traditional Irish music and dance and delicious organic vegetarian food. There will also be an optional programme of activities and healing therapies, and of course plenty of time to relax.

The Boghill Centre is a sustainable complex with a strong Environmental policy set in 50 acres of land at the foot of the Burren. The estate includes organic vegetable and fruit gardens, a nature trail, a stone circle, a wildlife pond, a reed labyrinth, a chicken coop and pig pen, an orchard, and several recently planted native woodland areas. Our mantra is reduce, reuse, recycle and our ethos is based on creating an environmentally sustainable business having a minimal impact on the earth. The Boghill kitchen is renowned for its delicious nurturing vegetarian food sourced primarily from the adjoining organic garden and orchard. Our gourmet menu will nourish your soul as well as your body and we are happy to cater for special diets.

The Burren with its unusual geological features, its well preserved archaeology, its unique flora and fauna and its local culture, it 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 is a key member of the Burren Ecotourism Network and we aim to encourage visitors to the area and preserve the Burren as an unspoilt nature reserve.

At Boghill we offer a holiday with a difference – a refreshing change from a Hotel based trip. We replace the impersonal grandeur with a friendly home-from-home, the mass catering with the nutritious, home cooked organic food and we offer one-to-one attention and a community spirit. 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 - A 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.

As well as your Burren activity programme there will be the opportunity to participate in various activities on site such as ceramics or cob building workshops, an early morning yoga session each day and to sample the traditional entertainment at night. In addition you can choose to indulge yourself in a choice of individual therapies at affordable guest rates. Our range includes Aromatherapy massage, Indian Head massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Spiritual healing.

“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

Our summer budget retreats run from Sunday eve to Friday morning from only €595 (private room €655). Extra Optional activities – Yoga, kayaking, ceramics, cob building and individual healing therapies at special guest rates. Evening trips out to traditional entertainment.

What price includes

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



Plan your journey by ferry

Meeting point:
Ennis 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 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 Cente to Lisdoonvarna and travel from Lisdoonvarna to Ennis by bus

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

Plan your return ferry journey from Ennis