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“One of the Highlights of our Holiday!”
Review of Burren Wild Tours

Burren Wild Tours
Ranked #8 of 18 Tours in The Burren
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the Highlights of our Holiday!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We went on the 3 hour tour which was wonderful. We had a small group of only 7 people plus Dara, our guide. (Congrats to him on his recent wedding! :-) Our hike went from pasture to rocky mountain tops to 1,000 year old church ruins and finished up with a chat with the local farmer.The day was gray, but we managed to hike in between rain storms so we only had soggy feet. We missed out on the volcano tea, but no one minded as it looked like it would start raining at any minute. The history, folklore and floral information really make the hike. One thing to note is that the rocks are very slippery when wet, so make sure you wear sturdy shoes, hiking boots would be best. You also have to scramble over a few rock walls. All in all, we would all do it again and our group ranged in age from 66 to 13.

Visited July 2014
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Center Moriches, New York
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Up, up, and up in the Burren”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Sometimes, everything just comes together. It was like that for us on the walk on the Connolly farm in the Burren. 2 and a half hours of spectacular views as we climbed the steep, rocky hills rising behind their farm and little cafe near Corcomroe Abbey. A quick stop for tea and chocolate as Dave brewed it up in his curious volcano kettle. Up some more until we felt like wild, mountain goats. Then, there they were on a nearby hill, the true mountain goats. Sweeping vistas of farmland and Galway Bay all colored with green and gray. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2014
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Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Not as advertised”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Sadly we ended up on a 40+ Healy tour, which dropped us off at farm. Since only two of us got off, we were hopeful, but, the next bus dropped another 25+ people for the same tour. Half of the crowd was young "adults" more interested in horsing around than listening. Listening was difficult, as there was no microphone, and it was windy so only half a dozen of the group could be close enough to hear anyway. The cakes are now served on a charge basis after the tour, and they and the hot drinks were pricey. Loved the Burren, skip the farm tour.

Visited March 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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“Absolutely Amazing!!”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

I am studying in Galway for the semester and this was the first tour that my friends and I decided to do. That was about three months ago, in January, and it is still by far my favorite tour. We used Lally Tour Company from Galway City and they give you the option to stop at the Connolly farm for a guided walk. I loved it so much that I went back two more times when my friends from home came to visit and it doesn't get any less amazing. Darragh was our tour guide the first two times around and he is amazing! He is super informative and incredibly personable, he makes the tour a lot of fun and he remembered me when I went back the second time, so naturally I am in love with him. The third time I went we had John and he was just as great, must be a family thing. All in all this is an ABSOLUTE MUST DO!!

Visited January 2014
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“Great spot - Be sure to visit”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Arrived unexpected not having booked, absolutely no problem. Darragh our guide was a great guy with all the local knowledge. Views were breathtaking a truly enjoyable experience. Having finished the walk took a stroll into the chocolate factory. Kasha and her team were inside busy making chocolate but yet took the time to come and chat. Chocolates are yummie, you got to try them.
Finished up in Granny's kitchen, you could happily stay the day. Delicious coffee and cakes.
You've just got to visit!

Visited March 2014
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