The Burren has an astonishing character which has evolved through a powerful combination of geology, ecology, archaeology, agriculture, history, heritage, commerce, creativity and community. The unique beauty of the Burren was recognised by the UNESCO in 2011, as an area with geological heritage of international importance. This led to the designation of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher as a Global Geopark, recognising it as a special region with outstanding geology and local culture, of international significance. A number of projects are ongoing within the Burren to help conserve the park and its diverse flora and fauna, connecting sustainable development with tourism experience, research, education and cultural heritage. Key to this are the many communities who make up the Burren who work closely together to ensure this area of outstanding natural beauty is conserved and protected, while being enjoyed and experienced by many. From activity and adventure, song and dance, to sampling glorious local produce, the Burren has something for everyone. Walking and driving through the Burren is an experience not to be missed as it unveils the captivating the limestone landscapes, stone walls, numerous historic structures illustrating a rich and diverse past, an abundance of flora and fauna as well as a culture and way of life that is renowned the world over.Walking trails such as the Burren Way allow you to experience the landscape, and hidden treasures of the Burren, while the Burren Centre, Kilfenora, Caherconnell Fort, Carron, Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna and Doolin portray a way of life that the Burren is famed for, promoting a love for the environment and a way of life which embracse this rich and diverse landscape on the west coast of Ireland.