The Burren Centre

things to do with the kids in Clare

Discover the unique magic of this ‘Bhoireann’ or ‘stony place’ region in the Burren Centre. This visitor centre lies at the heart of the historic village of Kilfenora. It boasts a fantastic exhibition, an audio-visual theatre, local crafts shop and tea room.

The audio visual film, narrated by famous environmentalist Eamon de Buitlear, traces the formation of the Burren 320 million years ago and explains why Alpine, Artic and Mediterranean plants grow side by side in this unique limestone world.

Learn how wolves once roamed the forests and how man hunted bears. And understand how ancient man left his mark on the landscape in the form of the dolmens and burial chambers, which still stand today as stone sentinels to the Burren’s heritage.

There are a wide variety of things to do with the kids in Clare within close proximity to The Burren Centre.  Here we are listing just some of these we think you might find interesting.

Holy Wells

There are 40 Holy wells throughout the Burren. Most bear a saint’s name in its title and many are believed to have curative power.

  • St. Fachtnan’s Holy Well, Kilfenora
  • St. Brigid’s Holy Well, Liscannor

Things to do with the kids in Clare

  • Kilfenora Cathedral
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aillwee Cave and The Birds of Prey
  • Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations
  • The Burren Perfumery
  • The Burren Smokehouse
  • Fr. Ted’s House
  • Doolin Caves


There are a number of walks, way-marked walks and guided walks available throughout the Burren.  PLease contact us for more details.

Horse Riding

For more information on horse riding and equestrian activities please contact us.


  • Doolin Ferries
  • Cliffs of Moher Cruises
  • Shannon Ferries

Pubs and Restaurants

You can find many pubs and restaurants in the area offering atmosphere and great food, Traditional Irish music and dancing and of course a big Céad Míle Fáilte 


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