Free Burren National Park bus service resumes

Free Burren National Park bus service resumes



The National Parks and Wildlife Service has confirmed the return of the free Burren National Park bus service for the 2017 season.

The service will operated at the new time of 09.30 to 17.30; running fourteen times daily between Corofin and the trailhead in the Burren National Park.

“Taking the free bus from Corofin is an excellent way to explore the five way-marked walking trails in the National Park, with their variety of beautiful and interesting habitats including limestone pavement, hazel woodland, wetland and species-rich grassland. The first bus leaves Corofin at 09.30 and the last bus returns from the park at 17.15,” a spokeswoman confirmed.

For more information please contact us on 065 6827693 or email us at

Meanwhile, the service will be offering a free guided walk along the Orange Trail in the Burren National Park on Sunday 14th May at 2:15pm.

This is a 1.3km looped walk with mature hazel woodland, species-rich grassland and turlough. The walk will start at the trailhead at the Gortlecka Crossroads at 14:15. Visitors can take the free bus from the Information Point in Corofin at 14:00. The bus operates on a first come first served basis.

Attendees are asked to dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. Booking Required. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.