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A unique walking and driving experience over a private Burren Mountain.

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Murrough Mountain

In the heart of the Burren

Reconnect with Nature on the only private mountain with a driving track to give universal access to the Burren highlands.

The Burren, from the Irish word “boirenn” meaning rocky place is a magical and inspirational landscape which has influenced writers and artists for hundreds of years.

Now you can experience this unique landscape and learn about life and farming in the Burren. Travel with us through part of Europe’s largest karsk landscape and be transported into another world, another time and place.

“This is an authentic experience of Irish life away from the main tourist spots”
-Anne Pilkington
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Burren Mountain Experience

These experiences will make you appreciate the beauty of nature each and every day. This rocky place is often referred to as the Fertile rock because of the vast array of plants from all corners of the world that live in harmony here.

The story of the Burren begins over 300 million years ago and for our visitors culminates in this truly immersive and authentic experience where you walk in our shoes and live our lives for a short while.

Discover Your Dream Stay

Our Traditional Style Cottages

We have 4 luxury traditional style Burren cottages at the base of the mountain so why not extend your immersive experience by staying a few days with us. You can ramble around the mountain or explore the many attractions and activities in the area as well as the great selection of pubs and restaurants. Each of the cottages sleeps between 7 and 10 and are equipped to the highest standard while retaining the charm of the traditional Irish cottage.

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What Our Clients Say

Mick O
Mick O
2024-05-20
Wonder magical trip that will linger long in the memory. This was a truly magical and wonderful tour. Anne was a superb guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. The pace of the trip was unhurried, and with frequent stops and the ability to ask questions, we both thoroughly appreciated the history, limestone paving, and flora of the majestic Burren. It was also excellent value for money. One suggestion that might enhance the trip would be if some light refreshments (such as a flask of tea and/or coffee) were provided halfway through so that we could sit down for longer to enjoy the sheer beauty and tranquillity that the Burren offers.
savannah f
savannah f
2024-05-17
The only Burren Mountain Tour you need on your itinerary! The Burren Mountain Tour is fascinating and led by local residents Anne and John. Anne and John are very knowledgeable about the history of the land, land formations, inhabitants (human and animal), plant life and climate. The tour is personal and informative, highlighted by the presence of cows grazing on the land, part of John and Anne’s several hundred heard of cattle. They are conscientious stewards of this unique and special area of Ireland; their perspective is similarly unique and special and they delight in sharing their expertise with visitors. From caves to waterfalls to a natural amphitheater to alpacas to real life shamrocks, the Burren Mountain Tour is a must have activity on your County Clare itinerary! This was an absolute highlight of our trip.
Connector29795
Connector29795
2024-05-15
Spectacular experience! Words cannot really describe the absolute beauty of this place. We were in complete awe. Anne was such a lovely guide. We learned so much about farm life on the Burren. We had such nice chats along the way as well. EVERYONE should take Anne’s tour. It’s an experience you will never forget!
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Safari03707443394
2024-05-03
A magical and timeless moment! Incredible experience! We were guided by the farmer's wife, who shared with us her knowledge and her daily life in the Burrens mountain. A must do!
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Nomad05957284667
2024-02-24
A Must-See Slice of the Burren Our family group, ranging in age for mid-60s to mid-80s, had the privilege this past August of touring the 1,000 acre spread owned by proprietors John and Anne this past August. In two vehicles, we drove up their private road into a landscape unique to this special place called the Burren, that people spanning back to neolithic times have called home. Wherever one's interests may lie, this experience will resonate for those who take the opportunity to visit; it will connect you, as through a portal, to another world. This experience was especially meaningful for members of our group who are past their best hiking days; they effectively were able to take a trek up rocky slopes and down into sunken dales with the assistance of John and Anne's 4x4s, with numerous stops during which we felt the stiff breezes and felt the rock under our feet and imagined for a time what life has been like here in this unique landscape. For anyone with ancestry reaching into Ireland, the sight of walls on the stone flats below the mountain, homesteads for many families in past times, gives one pause to imagine the hardships they must have endured to live in this place. If nothing else, the views from the mountain, of soil that has run off this mountain to form a reach that stretches into Galway Bay and of the city of Galway, across the water, and the Connemara Mountains beyond, are truly lovely and worth the trip by themselves. Best of all, John and Ann are gracious and knowledgeable guides who seem more like friends by the end of the tour, or I would like to think so in any event. This was in the course of 8 days in the Burren area our favorite activity, one that we won't likely ever forget.
Emily D
Emily D
2024-01-10
Thoroughly enjoyed experience It was a really nice time, we thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a tour of the burrens! Really friendly tour guides :)
Meysman
Meysman
2023-10-24
What an experience! What an experience. Our trip started with a ride in a 4x4 and then a walk through the Burren. Along the way, the guide explained to us how the Burren came to be, the landscape, the animals that live there and the plants that grow there. But what really stuck with me was the silence. Amazing!
Kelly K
Kelly K
2023-09-19
Wonderful windy tour! This was a wonderful experience! We booked the walking tour but on the day of experienced some of Irelands famous weather and Anne offered to take us on the driving tour instead. A beautiful and information tour of farming life in the burren. Anne is a great tour guide and enthusiastically answered all of my dads (many) questions. Great views to be had of the mountain and the sea. Despite the rain and wind we were rewarded with a full rainbow! 100% recommend!
Chantal, Egem
Chantal, Egem
2022-07-20
Beleef de echte Burren ! Trek je stevige wandelschoenen aan en laat je op sleeptouw nemen door een echte Burren-kenner die je met veel enthousiasme de fauna, flora en geschiedenis van de Burren zal uitleggen. Onze gastvrouw en haar gezin zijn eigenaar van dit stuk(je) Burren. Tijdens de wandeling laat ze zien hoe traditionele veeteelt en natuurbeheer perfect hand in hand gaan. Ben je een waardezoeker, vermijd dan de drukte en het massatoerisme en boek een persoonlijk begeleide wandeling met Burren Mountain Tours. Mijn gezin en ik zijn super blij dat we voor deze beleving gekozen hebben. Een aanrader bij uitstek!
Steven Carroll
Steven Carroll
2019-09-11
Amazing Really enjoyed this experience even if it wasn't a fine day. Anne is a very friendly and knowledgeable person and we enjoyed talking farming with her. So nice to be off the beaten track and almost have the place to ourselves. Thank you so much for generously sharing your little slice of paradise with us. From the NZ gate openers :-)
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Our Location

Address: Fanore, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

On the R477 Coast road, on the Wild Atlantic Way on route to the Cliffs of Moher.

Cliffs of Moher – 25 minutes drive

Doolin – 15 minutes drive

Ballyvaughan – 10 minutes drive

Galway City – 60 minutes drive

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