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Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary and receive your admission bracelet and wooden token for tea/coffee or hot chocolate to redeem when you wish. Also receive, as a souvenir, a handout of poems by WB Yeats who researched his famous book 'Fairy and Folktales of Ireland' in the area. Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Heidi and Milly, Jazz the alpaca, Frank the kissing Llama and Thumper 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 see saw and share on social media or save as a Christmas card image! Return to the cafe and shop or continue your walk unguided around the mile long nature walk using the free downloadable audio app as your guide. Spend some time in our AVOCA shop browsing local and artisan products and if you wish have lunch in Burren Nature Sanctuary cafe with local sourced fresh delicious options.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about Mary

Mary

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!

What's included

Drinks
Complementary freshly ground Tom Tom coffee, hot chocolate or your choice of tea in the café and shop after the walk
Tickets
All day admission to Burren Nature Sanctuary

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Where you'll be

You will be introduced to the farm pets including Frisky the goat and friends, Vincent the mini pony, Jazz the Alpaca and Frank the amazing kissing Llama! We will then collect Emilia from her paddock that she shares with Dyson and you will lead Emilia down the nature walk and around the fairy woodland

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Apologies not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Buggies can be parked outside the Fairy woodland and babies can be carried. Not muddy but we are going in to a woodland! Not suitable for high heals!

What to bring

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

More tips

Subject to cancelation in very bad weather- Emilia does not like heavy rain!
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