I'm Kathleen - originally from Dublin who in 2016 with my husband Chris moved to Fanore, Co. Clare. We opened "Into The Burren" to guests in 2018. "Into The Burren" is a family-run self-catering B&B and an idyllic location for you, your family, friends, or groups to Stay, Explore and Experience this unique landscape - The Burren.
For you, our guests, we offer quality Accommodation and also Tours of the Burren and beyond. Our newly renovated studio lofts provide a friendly and welcoming space where you can relax and enjoy everything the West of Ireland has to offer. I am a professional Tour Guide and can plan Tailor-Made Tours of the area for you or I have a range of Self-Drive/Hike Tours should you prefer this. I can also help if you want to plan a trip to and around Ireland.
I'm often asked "What is the Burren" - Why is it so special?
For me, the Burren is a study in contrasts, full of surprises. It looks like an empty moonlike landscape yet it's bursting with life. The annual Burren in Bloom festival every year showcases Mediterranean and Arctic plants & flowers growing side by side. In winter the Burren farmers herd their cattle up to the top of the mountains to graze when most everywhere else farmers bring their cattle to the Lowlands!!!
So living here, every day without fail I hear, see or learn something new and awesome!! I say to myself once again the Burren has delivered!!!
The Burren has lots to offer for our guests.
So go on - jump in - give it a go!! You won't be disappointed
Fanore Beach with its gorgeous stretch of sand is on our doorstep and is popular with swimmers including sea swimming throughout the year (I'm a convert!). It's a great spot for surfing - Aloha Surf School runs surfing lessons and rents boards and wet suits here.
Fanore Beach is also the starting point for many of our hiking trails including the Black Head Looped Walk, Caher Valley Looped Walk & the Fanore Ballyvaughan trail. We are also on the Burren Way waymarked trail. Mountain View Horse Riding Centre nearby can take you trekking through the woodlands, hills and along the winding green roads of the Burren.
We want you to Stay Explore Experience The Burren. Our aim is to ensure your visit here will be a memorable one full of fun, inspiration and craic!!. With my passion, knowledge of the location, professional tour guiding experience and by bundling with local businesses we can work together to make sure you get the very best out of your stay here at "Into The Burren".