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School Tour, University Package and Eco Packages

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Kilfenora Eco Tour Package 2012

The package involves one night accommodation with continental breakfast in Kilfenora Hostel you will be given a map of Kilfenora and its environs as well as a fact sheet on the history of Kilfenora. This includes information on the famous Kilfenora Ceili Band formed back in 1909 and is still going strong today. It also includes the history of St Fachtna who founded an Abbey in Kilfenora back in the sixth century, information on the high crosses dating as far back to the 9th and 10th century and why the Pope is in fact the Bishop of Kilfenora. You will be able to walk around the village and experience this great archaeology for yourself and who knows you may even bump into our Bishop!!!

You will then take 'A walk through time' in the Burren Centre that gives you an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries of the Burren region which covers 1500 hectares and is 341 million years old!

Finally you will be brought out to the Burren by Tony Kirby who has been running 'Heart of Burren' tours since 2002. Tony will take you for a two hour walk in Mullaghmore one of the most stunning areas of the Burren.

Returning to nature seems to be a natural evolution when things get tough in the world's economy so trying to stay ahead of the game and cutting cost can be easily achieved by making sound eco decisions with your business. This has been achieved by Kilfenora Eco Breaks by making changes in our accommodation and packages. The changes within the accommodation such as recycling packaging and waste, conservation of water, using energy efferent light bulbs, changing energy providers, using eco sound cleaning products. Within the hostel you will find literature on the local environment as well as information on 'Leave No Trace' and the 'Burren Code'. Your information on the area is printed on recyclable paper. Kilfenora Eco Breaks also contribute to 'Burren Trust' and organise An Taisce 'National Spring Clean' each year.

This package can be extended to involve other Burren Ecotourism Network members. The package can also be tailored to families or school groups.

Quick jump to : School tour - Geology and university pack - Kilfenora Eco Breaks - Family rates - other prices

Geology & University Package

Kilfenora hostel is located on the edge of The Burren and is also in close proximity to Kilkee and Loop Head.
The hostel can accommodated up to 46 students, each room is en-suite. There is also the option of hiring self catering accommodation directly across from the hostel for the professors.
Evening meals can be provided each evening and a packed lunch if requested.

Geoloty Departments that use Kilfenora Hostel:
University of Leeds Dr Jeff Peakall
University of Illinois Dr. Jim Best
UCD Dr. Peter Haughton
The University of East Anglia Dr Kevin Hiscock

Price list as from 2012
Hostel €15 per person
Evening meals from €10 to €15 pending on menu
Packed lunch €5
House rental €400 for 6 nights
Rates are for groups 20 or over and a minimum stay of 6 nights

Quick jump to : School tour - Geology and university pack - Kilfenora Eco Breaks - Family rates - other prices

School Tours

Please note a minimum of 2 nights stay in Kilfenora Hostel is required and a minimum of 20 students. If the group is below 20 the cost of activities and entrance to visitor centres will increase. Package includes accommodation, evening meals, packed lunches, activities and entrance to visitor Centres.

visitor centres :

The Burren Centre
Guided Burren Walks
Ailwee Cave
Surfing Lessons in Lahinch
Cliffs of Moher
Set-Dancing lessons
Ceili are on Thursday and Sunday nights)
Caherconnell Ring Forth
Tea at Fr. Ted's' house
Bird Sanctuary
Michael Cusack Centre (GAA)
Swimming in Lahinch indoor pool
Bunratty Castel

The list above can be tailored to your preference, if there are things you would like to do that are not on the list then just let us know.

The prices range form €120 per student to €180 again the prices are pending on nights spent and number of activities.

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