The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark has been designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
The decision to award the honour to the biggest natural tourist attractions in Ireland was made at a conference in Paris . This makes Irelands 3rd Geopark after Copper Coast Geopark and Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
and puts it up their along side the Grand Canyon and the Cotswolds in receiving the accolade . A spokes person for Clare County Council said “As a Geopark, the Burren is very much part of a global community that shares knowledge and expertise on heritage management and sustainable development, leading to well-managed protected landscapes with preserved local heritage. This approach, combined with a good working relationship with communities throughout the Burren has established the Burren as the thriving, sustainable destination it is today.”
So what is a Geopark you ask , A Geopark is a park that is dedicated to protecting and advancing the area in an enviromentally sustainable way and to promoting the area economically generally through tourism .Geoparks are also dedicated to educating people about the enviroment and how to preserve it for the next generation .