GREATER ADVERTISING of the free shuttle bus to the Burren National Park is needed.

“As a matter of urgency,” Cllr Joe Killeen (FF) said both Clare County Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service must advertise the free Shuttle-bus for the Burren National Park.

From the months of May to August, a free shuttle bus service runs from the Information Point in Corofin to the trailhead at Gortlecka Cross, in the Burren National Park, daily from every thirty minutes from 9.30am to 5pm.

UNESCO Geopark Manager, Carol Gleeson said, “Due to lack of on-site parking, we strongly encourage visitors and locals to use this shuttle bus to visit the Burren National Park during the summer”.

She added, “The Burren national Park is a gem at the heart of the Burren. While it falls within the area of the Geopark it is state-owned and managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) on behalf of the people of Ireland. The Burren National Park operate an Information point in the nearby village of Corofin”.

This bus service has been prompted by the Burren Ecotourism Network via the Visit the Burren Facebook page, Ms Gleeson stated.

Speaking at a meeting of the West Clare Municipal District, Cllr Killeen outlined, “The service has been running for a number of years and going really well”. He continued, “The advantages of having the shuttle bus to that location is it reduces traffic congestion”.

Tourism is also supported by the bus, the former primary school principal maintained. “It is a service that needs to be more widely advertised. In Corofin we are waiting for new departure point if and when the National Park and Wildlife Service get funding for a new office block”.

He added, “Since I’ve gone on Council I’ve been advocating for a shuttle bus for North Clare and to support the Burren Centre in Kilfenora”. Killeen’s proposal was seconded by Cllr Shane Talty (FF).

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