Burren Wellness Events

Wellness Month returns to the Burren this May
Wellness enthusiasts will be flocking to County Clare this May as the Burren is the location for a month-long schedule of events aimed at promoting health and wellbeing in the region. Organised by the Burren Ecotourism Network, ‘Burren Wellness Month’ is an opportunity for both locals and visitors to focus on their physical and mental health, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Burren.

For the second year running, local businesses within the Network are joining forces to offer a diverse range of packages and events designed to foster wellness, mindfulness, and healthy living. These include guided walks, yoga retreats, surfing lessons, hotel breaks, art workshops and the Burren Slow food festival which takes place on Sunday May 19th in Lisdoonvarna. The food festival which is now in its 15th year will showcase the best of what the Burren has to offer, including an artisan farmers market, cookery demonstrations and wellness talks.
Jarlath O’Dwyer, CEO of the Burren Ecotourism Network said: “We are thrilled to bring this month-long wellness month back for a second year. Last year proved that there was a huge appetite from both locals and visitors to take time out and focus on their wellbeing. It’s a fantastic opportunity to highlight the beauty of the region and showcase the diverse experiences on offer within the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark”
Read more about the full schedule of events and experiences here:

List of Burren Wellness Events

Aillwee Burren Experience – Hawk Walk in the peaceful surroundings of the Burren To book⦁ https://aillweeburrenexperience.ie/

⦁ Aloha Surf School: Swellness Sundays at the Beach-. A 2-hour Surfing Lesson, Post Surf Hot Drink from Skylarks Coffee Trailer and a Healthy Beach Picnic Lunch to book: ⦁ enquiries@surfschool.ie

Burren College of Art: Summer Workshops the art lovers, artists or art hobbyists living in the Burren – May 20th-24th May 27th-31st To book: julia@burrencollege.ie

Burren Ecotourism Network Clean up at Doolin – Join a group of volunteers to clean up the Burren area. Litter picks and bags provided – Doolin – May 8th and in Liscannor – May 10th.

Burren Slow Food Banquet – banquet of local food at the Burren Storehouse with Prosecco reception May 18th To book: Buy online at ⦁ https://www.burrenexperiences.ie/upcoming-events/

Burren Slow Food Festival – celebration of local food and wellbeing in the Burren and an opportunity to meet the maker. May 19th To book https://www.slowfoodclare.com/

Burren yoga retreat are offering 4 wellness packages throughout the month of May. These include guided hill walks, optional sea swimming, luxury accommodation, exceptional yoga & meditation classes vegetarian food and massage. Dates are 3-6th May, 10th-12th May, 17th-19th May, 20th-24th May To book: ⦁ www.burrenyoga.com

Common Knowledge – Field Good Fridays
Meet like minded people, give back to the earth, nourish your feelings of well-being and learn something new along the way? Join a community volunteering day every Friday at the Common Knowledge Centre. Activiites include like boosting biodiversity, growing organic food, restoring habitat, maintaining meadows, planting trees, surveying species. Lunch is provided Join here : ⦁ ttps://chat.whatsapp.com/KMW5g58r8YWHZmJtkJMy3F

⦁ Cliffs of Moher Experience Moher Morning Wellness Walks – Includes entry to the Cliffs of Moher Experience, a guided tour and a complimentary healthy snack and drink in the Cliffs View Café. Mondays & Wednesdays in May. To book:www.cliffsofmoher.ie

⦁ Doolin Ferry Company – To the Waters and The Wild –a breathtaking journey to Inis Meáin,the hidden gem of the Aran Islands. Here you will enjoy a guided walk through the unique landscape in the company of broadcaster, writer and folklorist, Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh.  May 6th
To book: http://doolinferry.rezgo.com/details/337471/to-the-waters-and-the-wild

Doolin Inn – Cliffs Castles and Coastlines package A walking break where you’ll learn all about the Cliffs of Moher, Irish history, and folklore includes 2 nights B&B and evening meal To book: ⦁ www.doolininn.ie/walking-hiking-breaks

Doolin Cave -Reconnect with nature underneath the Burren and discover Europe’s largest stalactite & mindful self-guided walk around the 1km looped eco-trail. To book online: www.doolincave.ie

Falls Hotel & Spa – Spa Special for Wellness month – all month long ttreatments, and an Outdoor Hot Tub. To book: ⦁ www.fallshotel.ie

Hotel Doolin Ireland – Free yoga classes in the Barn every Wednesday 10am to 11am all month long, and unwind in Fitz’s Pub with music sessions every evening To book:⦁ www.hoteldoolin.ie

Lady Gregory Hotel: Beauty Breaks Escape the rush of everyday life and experience a beauty breaks that include a trip to the hotel’s wellness rooms which is guaranteed to leave you in a state of blissful relaxation To book: https://www.ladygregoryhotel.ie/promotion/beauty-breaks/

The Lodges at Seaview: Holistic Full Body Massage to guests staying at the Lodges. To book: https://seaview-doolin.ie/body-massage-in-doolin.php

Wild Meadow Huts are offering a wellness weekend break for two weekends in May with unlimited use of the hot tub and either a guided sunset walk to a secret location with views of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands & Connemara or a Sunday morning swim at Doolin pier.  May 10th-12th & May 24th – 26th. To book: ⦁ www.wildmeadowhuts.ie


Known for its ancient rock formations, wildflowers, and expansive vistas, the Burren region has been enjoyed by visitors for centuries. During Wellness month, local businesses and attractions will be offering special packages and events that promote physical activity, mindfulness, and healthy eating. To read more about our first Burren Wellness month in May 2023, click here Burren Wellness Month 2023

Doolin yoga Burren Wellness event

More information about 2024 to follow soon.

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