The Burren ‘Rocks On’ This Week

The Burren ‘Rocks On’ This Week

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Field trip in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark yesterday
Field trip in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark yesterday

A series of fun and educational events exploring the history, culture, flora and fauna of the Burren will take place this week as part of the ‘The Burren Rocks 2014’ in County Clare.

The annual festival is being organised by Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Doolin Cave and the Burren Outdoor Education Centre, and forms part of European Geoparks Network Week 2014.

One of the highlights of this year’s Programme is an ‘Antique Rockshow’ at Doolin Cave from 11am this Saturday and Sunday (7th-8th June). Members of the public are invited to bring along their rocks and fossils for identification by a team of experts.

The festival gets underway this Thursday (5th June) with a Cycle ‘Selfie’ event from 11am to 6pm. Participants will cycle from Doolin Cave to one of 9 designated Geosites throughout the Geopark where they will take a ‘selfie’ with the site before posting their photograph to the Doolin Caves Facebook page (www.facebook.com/doolincaves) to be in with a chance of winning a prize.  Bike hire is available on request.

The Burren Rocks 2014 also features a schools arts competition, entries to which will be displayed in Doolin Cave during the festival. Next Monday (9th June), the Burren Outdoor Education Centre in Bell Harbour will host a quiz for schools throughout the Burren.

Doolin Cave will also host a Family Fun Day on Sunday from 11am to 6pm featuring Food Stalls, Archery, Rock Climbing, Family Cycle Event, Crafts, and much more, followed by Live Music at 10pm in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna.

For further information on The Burren Rocks visit www.burrengeopark.ie or contact Dr. Eamon Doyle on edoyle@burren.ie / 087-9008031.

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