The Burren Ecotourism Network (BEN) is a collaboration of environmentally friendly businesses and organisations that educate visitors on how to engage with the protected landscape of the Burren in its environment and community.
The organisations involved in this network include local outdoor activities, farming, accommodation providers, restaurants, and also cultural and heritage sites. BEN members are also committed to local conservation methods using The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark Code of Practice. This includes buying local produce, using sustainable transport methods, and adopting Environmental Policies of Operation.
The main objective of BEN is to make the area attractive to visitors looking for authentic tourism experiences. The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark and the Burren Ecotourism Network will continue to grow within the Burren and help keep of the communities and businesses in the area thriving. The Doolin Ferry Company has been accepted to this distinguished network in 2015.
For more information on sustainable tourism options in our area please visit the Burren Eco Tourism website.
In 2011 the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher gained Global Geopark status, already spectacular neighbours,
their coming together formed a destination of natural wonders. Making up over 530 square kilometres the
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark offers diversity that is second to none. This rich and alluring
landscape of staggering sea cliffs, limestone karst terraces, fertile valleys, vibrant villages and welcoming
communities offers some truly inspiring experiences.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark not only has outstanding natural and culture heritage but a
management organisation that supports its people and organisations to work together to ensure a cared-for
landscape, a better-understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened