Doolin is situated within The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. Rich in heritage and culture, this area received the highly valuable UNESCO Global Geopark designation in March 2016.
UNESCO Global Geoparks are internationally recognised places with unique geology, landscapes, history and culture. Geoparks are managed with a focus on education, conservation, sustainable tourism and community engagement.
There are nine Geosites you can visit – areas of particular geological significance – in the Burren Geopark, each with its own on-site visitor and interpretation information. The Burren Geopark is also home to 7 Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points, the cliffs of Moher also being a Wild Atlantic Way Signiture point
Visit The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO global geopark
We are a UNESCO Global Geopark because we adhere to the UNESCO criteria to celebrate heritage while conserving cultural, biological and geological diversity, and promoting sustainable economic
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher became a member of the Global Geoparks Network in 2011. Global Geoparks were inscribed as UNESCO designated sites in 2015. UNESCO Global Geoparks go through a rigorous revalidation process very 4 years. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark was last revalidated in 2019.
The area of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark covers 530 square kilometers. Its boundary is marked to the West and North by the coast from Hag’s Head to the county border at New Quay. It then runs south along the county border to Tubber and westwards through Corofin, Kilfenora, north of Kilshanny and on to Hag’s Head.