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Shane a delightful, very knoweldgeable Burren guide

With a group of cyclists touring Clare and Connemara last week, I had the pleasure of being on the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Joe O
A interesting and ducational morning walk.

We were booked on this as part of our tour of the Wild Atlantic way. We met Shane in the car park... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
David A
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

With a group of cyclists touring Clare and Connemara last week, I had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of Shane's expertise and great sense of humor. With a degree in geology from NUI-Galway, he will -- after doling out walking sticks to...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We were booked on this as part of our tour of the Wild Atlantic way. We met Shane in the car park opposite the church in Ballyvaughan. A useful piece of information there is a toilet at the side of the church open. Shane asked...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is not for people with 2 left feet. We did the white trail which is 40 minutes and it had some steep parts. The views are amazing, not only on the trail but on the drive to and from it. Not sure that it's...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The Burren in County Clara is truly an amazing place. It is unlike anyplace I’ve been before. I am so glad that a friend recommended Tony and this tour. Tony is passionate and has a wealth of information about the area that he shared with...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Our hotel (Gregan’s Castle) arranged a half day walk with Shane to see the Burren. Words can’t do it justice but even on a day which was flip flopping between lashing down rain and bright sunshine it was pretty epic to jump out of Shane’s...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was a rainy and very windy day (early October) to hike the Burren...we thought Shane may cancel our plans to see this magnificent landscape. But no, he showed with walking sticks, dressed perfectly for the weather and off we went! Discussion of the area,...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Shane is an improv artist who's media includes a diverse knowledge of flora, fauna, and farming, geology, archeology, and, dare I say, a sharp wit. You'll laugh till you cry while climbing a mountain or hillside as you learn more about the Burren than you...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Shane is fantastic (and hilarious), and his extensive knowledge of the burren, history, flora and fauna present an idea opportunity to discover a bit of County Clare. I can't recommend signing up for a tour with him enough. We mete him at the parking lot...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

went for a great walk around mullaghmore loop.took about 3 hours. graded as very difficult and it certainly was due to the uneven surface that was very hard on the feet even with walking boots. however worth it for the wonderful views.

Thank 375tony
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This really is a once in a lifetime must see the scenery is so different from what you expect. Beautiful in its uniqueness.

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Pam C
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Hi Pam There is a guided tour in the cave itself. Hope that helps, CATHY