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Welcome to the Burren Nature Sanctuary, the interpretive centre for the natural history of the Burren, the most biodiverse place in Ireland!

At the Burren Nature Sanctuary we have 5 Burren habitats showcasing the flora in its natural setting: shattered limestone pavement, calcareous orchid rich grassland, ash and hazel woodland and a unique tidal, fresh water turlough.

The Burren Nature Sanctuary is home to the National Collection of Burren Flora.  The collection was set up in 2013 and is being developed to conserve and showcase the vast array of native wildflowers and orchids in the Burren Region.

Flowers can be identified in the dome shaped Burren Bubble Botany exhibit and then sighted on the nature walks or on longer hikes in the Burren hills.

 

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