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From Shannon Airport: on exiting the airport take the N18 to Ennis. From Ennis take the N85 to Ennistymon and from Ennistymon take the N67 to Lisdoonvarna.

From Galway: Take the N18 southwards from Galway. In Kilcolgan take a right turn onto the N67; go through Kinvara and then Ballyvaughan headed towards Lisdoonvarna. Journey of 40 miles (1 hour +).

Directions for SatNav/GPS users: Irish Grid Reference: R 1327 9831. Latitude/longitude: 53.0296 , -9.2937.

By Bus:

Bus Eireann offer connections from the Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, Doolin, Galway (Bus No. 350), Limerick, Ennis, Shannon Airport, Dublin and Dublin Airport. Timetables are on

Jump On – Jump Off with Galway Tour Company:

How this Works - an easy (and enjoyable!) way to travel to The Burren Hostel is with Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.30am, does a tour of The Burren, and you can ‘Jump Off"’ at The Burren Hostel at about lunchtime. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply ‘Jump On’ again, complete the tour of The Burren and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.

This tour includes a two-hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher

Sleepzone Galway City

The Burren Hostel

The Connemara Hostel

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