Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Into the Burren?

Into the Burren is a family-owned Bed and Breakfast with Self Catering facilities and a Tour Experience provider. We are located in Co. Clare Ireland, close to  Fanore Beach, mid-way on the Wild Atlantic Way,  and in the heart of the Burren.  We are nestled at the foot of the Burren mountains and Burren Way and about 500 metres from the Atlantic Ocean!! Fanore Village is about a 5-minute drive away.

We are just off the  R477  - one of Ireland's most spectacular coastal drives.

Our Eircode is  H91A33D  - Grid Ref 53.1324N -9.2838W - Ordnance Survey - Clare Ireland Map 51

What facilities and areas of the property do we have use of?

Currently, we feel that it is safer for you to be the only guests here – there will be no shared areas.  You will have your own entrance and front door.

Your accommodation is upstairs in our newly renovated studio loft(s). Here there is a lobby area for tea, coffee or a glass of wine. 

Guests will also have exclusive use of what we call the Hub with a chill-out/dining room area. A fully fitted-out kitchen gives the option for Self Catering. There is also an outside space with BBQ, Firewok and outdoor furniture.

We live downstairs with our own entrance. We will of course respect your wishes around privacy.

Is Breakfast included?

Yes, breakfast is included. It is a healthy continental style - cereals, porridge, bread, tea, coffee, juice, jams and fruit etc. Of course, if you want to cook your own breakfast you will have the full use of the kitchen to do this.

Are there any animals at Into the Burren?

Looking for things to do in Clare with kids in our field next door, we have 3 sheep, Sunshine, Blue & Belle, 2 Falabella horses (one of the smallest breeds of horses in the world) Alfie & Benny and our donkey Grainne. Guests are welcome to feed them – just ask and we can organise a safe way to do this.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

We understand your concern around Covid-19 and so in the event of Government Guidelines preventing you from travelling here, we would first offer you a booking at a later date. Should this not work for you we would offer you a full refund of all monies paid.

Cancellations other than those as necessitated under Covid deadlines will normally be treated as per the Cancellation Policy below. Under exceptional circumstances, we may waive this and offer full or partial refunds. This will be at our sole discretion and may require documentary evidence for the reason(s) for the cancellation.

Payment Schedule

25% due at time of booking.

The remaining balance is due 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy

90% of paid prepayments are refundable when cancelled 30 days before arrival or earlier.

50% of paid prepayments are refundable when cancelled 14 days before arrival or earlier.

25% of paid prepayments are refundable when cancelled 7 days before arrival or earlier.

0% refundable if cancelled thereafter

What precautions have you taken during the COVID-19 pandemic?

‘Into the Burren’ has been awarded the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter. This demonstrates that we are operating in line with current Government public health advice and with safety and cleaning protocols in place.
For your privacy and security, we have fenced off the property so that you will now have a totally private entrance and you will be our only guests. There are no shared areas.
Because of the very strict requirements around Covid 19 we now have numerous sanitising units, signage, key box, cleaning agents & equipment available for our guests. We have upgraded our cleaning procedures significantly. See our dedicated Covid-19 page HERE

How far are you from Fanore Beach and the Cliffs of Moher?

Fanore beach with its blue flag status is a 3-minute drive from ‘Into the Burren’. During the summer months, the beach is patrolled by the lifeguard service making it a great place for surfing in Clare. Our local surf school Aloha is located here. Fanore beach has been voted Co. Clares best beach and is ideal for sea swimming.

'Into the Burren' is a little over half an hour’s drive to the Cliffs of Moher along the coast road.

Are you on the Burren Way?

Yes, we are on the Burren Way and we offer special packages for anyone planning to hike some or all of this long-distance trail. The route takes you on green roads, old cattle drives and the limestone pavement.  On our doorstep, there are also a number of walking trails including The Caher valley Looped walk, The Black Head Looped walk, and a hike from Fanore to Ballyvaughan.

Are there Cycling Routes near you?

There are four cycle routes with varying distances from 18km to 47km. Each cycle offers wonderful views of the local countryside with stunning coastal panoramas. There are numerous stop-off points along the way with excellent restaurants, pubs and other facilities and services.

Is Into The Burren on the Wild Atlantic Way

Yes, Into the Burren is midway on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are on the R477 coastal route between Ballyvaughan and Lisdoonvarna.  This road trip is one of the most spectacular drives on the Wild Atlantic Way. Our location is perfect for that local day trip or exploring further afield if you like. 

What about Dark Skies?

There is an absolute minimum of light pollution here so that on a clear night the skies are awesome!

How close are you to the local pub & shop?

Our local pub - O’Donohues’s is a 5-minute drive away. Siopa Fanore our local shop is ideal for all your self-catering needs and is located across the road from the pub.

Distances to/from Into the Burren

Galway City is a little over an hour along the coast road.

Shannon Airport taking the M18 and exiting at Ennis is approx. 1hour 15mins.

Dublin City taking the M4, branching off to the M6 and then the M18 - it’s a little less than 3 hours’ drive.

Certificates achieved by our Self Catering Holiday Home in Clare