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Fairy Pig Walk Picnic

Kinvara, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Mary

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 6 people, private groups available
Outdoor setting
Includes drinks and tickets

What you'll do

Please book a group rate for your best price.
Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Mocha and Chino, Jazz and Dolly the alpacas, Frank theLlama and Ruben the rabbit.
Continue to Emilia's paddock and meet Emilia the Juliana pig who lives with Dyson the rescued not-so-micro pig!
Emilia will run out of her paddock to get her harness on and with help from Mary or Helen, you will learn how to lead Emilia and use the pig paddle to turn and direct her!
Laugh a lot!
Set off down the nature walk and learn a little about the famine village (Emilia is not a great fan of history...)
Lead Emilia around the fairy woodland and learn who lives in the fairy houses. Make a wish in the Fairy wishing well.
Take photos with Emila beside the seesaw and share on social media or save as a Christmas card image! Continue your walk unguided around the mile-long nature walk.
Order your complimentary take away coffee that will be delivered to you to enjoy outside.
Enjoy the rest of the walk and find your picnic basket with delicious fresh food .
Subject to cancellation in very bad weather- Emilia does not like heavy rain!
Please book a group rate for your best price.
Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Mocha and Chino, Jazz and Dolly the alpacas, Frank theLlama and Ruben the rabbit.
Continue to Emilia's paddock and meet Emilia the Juliana pig who lives with Dyson the rescued not-so-micro pig!
Emilia will run out of her paddock to get her harness on and with help fr…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Complementary freshly ground coffee. Local snacks to enjoy around the natu...
  • Tickets
    Admission to Burren Nature Sanctuary

Meet your host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am an organic farmer passionate about animals, nature and the biodiversity of the Burren. When I am not free Emilia's best friend Helen will take the walks! Helen is also a passionate animal lover and has been an animal handler and main member of the team at Burren Nature Sanctuary since we opened in 2012. We will introduce you to our other adopted and retired farm pets and tell you all about The Burren Nature Sanctuary. With a wealth of local knowledge we will give you an insight into the area and the Burren, the most biodiverse place in Ireland. We will show you the ancient dwellings where people survived on this small farm hundreds of years ago. We support compassion in world farming and our mission is to engage people with animals and nature so they fall in love and change the world!
I am an organic farmer passionate about animals, nature and the biodiversity of the Burren. When I am not free Emilia's best friend Helen will take the walks! Helen is also a passionate animal lover and has been an animal handler and main member of the team at Burren Nature Sanctuary since we opened in 2012. We will introduce you to our other adopted and retired farm pets and tell you all about The Burren Nature Sanctuary. With a wealth of local knowledge we will give you an insight into the are…
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/ person
Fri, 25 Jun
€45 per person
€45 per person
Sat, 26 Jun
€45 per person
12:30 - 14:00
Join 2 other guests
€45 per person
Sun, 27 Jun
€45 per person
€45 per person
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Where you'll be

Burren Nature Sanctuary is in Cloonasee, Meadow of the Fairies, one kilometre from the picture-perfect seaside village of Kinvara. It showcases beautiful Burren landscape including shattered limestone pavement, orchid rich meadow, woodland and a unique Turlough- a lake that appears every 12 hours. It is a certified organic farm and has never had any chemicals applied to the land.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 264 reviews.

James
June 2021
We had such a lovely time on this experience! Mary the host was fantastic and all the animals, especially Emilia, were so friendly! The location is an idyllic, picturesque site and the picnic and coffee is a lovely touch. A unique and great day out all round!
We had such a lovely time on this experience! Mary the host was fantastic and all the animals, especially Emilia, were so friendly! The location is an idyllic, picturesque site and…
Marco
June 2021
This amazing experience is for anyone of any age. If you'll pardon the wordplay - we squealed with delight when we saw Emelia the pig. Wonderful to get out of the house and into nature. Mary and Co do such a great job at caring for animals, and teaching people about nature. 10/10 would recommend!
This amazing experience is for anyone of any age. If you'll pardon the wordplay - we squealed with delight when we saw Emelia the pig. Wonderful to get out of the house and into na…
Lauryn
June 2021
If you are in the Burren area I would highly recommend visiting the sanctuary to take sweet Emilia for a walk! 🐷 Hosts were so kind and accommodated our vegan diet. Lovely nature trail to follow as well as fairy forest 🌳
Maireadh
June 2021
A fantastic activity all round. Mary was so lovely to us and has a fantastic sense of humour! Emilia stole the show and was an absolute star!! We thoroughly enjoyed our picnic too, it was delicious
Neil
May 2021
My girlfriend and I had a lovely time visiting Mary and the nature park. We were taken on a nice walk around the fairy forest and provided with a great lunch. Emilia was a delight!
Paulina
May 2021
Everything was more than perfect, since the moment of the arrival to the last second. Very welcoming staff, it really shows that they love what they do, all the work they do with all the animals is just amazing. The animals, The walk, the maintenance they give to all the areas, the picnic ( i was expecting something small, and had quite a lot of food,cake, fruits, etc) was delicious. Everything is so well elaborated. I can't recommend more. It's a magic place.
Everything was more than perfect, since the moment of the arrival to the last second. Very welcoming staff, it really shows that they love what they do, all the work they do with a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Bring a jacket and sensible shoes. It won't be muddy but the path is uneven