The Burren Ecotourism Network (B.E.N.) is a network of tourism enterprises with the objective of establishing the Burren as a premier internationally-recognised sustainable tourism region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage. It seeks to support continued training, mentoring and accreditation in sustainable tourism for its members and for businesses interested in joining the Network.
The Network aims to be a recognisable network of enterprises in the Burren, who have achieved independent accreditation and demonstrate ecotourism ‘best practice’. Read More->
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher region has achieved UNESCO-supported Global Geopark Status in recognition of the region’s significant geological, ecological and cultural value, as well as its sustainable tourism practices. Global Geoparks focus on developing their regions as sustainable tourism destinations. The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark (formerly the Burren Connect Project) has attracted EU Life funding and a partnership between conservation and tourism interests in the region to develop policies, models and standards in sustainable tourism destination development.
This programme is known as GeoparkLIFE and will run from 2013-2017. Read More->
The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Irelands’s first long distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. Read More->