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The Making of Day 8, Dyeing to Knit Ireland Tour October 2024; The Cliffs of Moher & a Guided Foraging Walk in the Burren

Welcome to Clare, the Wild Atlantic Way, and the Burren. I have been falling in love with County Clare and the Burren for half my life now. I love for us that we can spend time here and share of the counties most beautiful and beguiling natural treasures.

This morning, we’ll board our ferry and say goodbye to the Aran Islands and head over to visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher which rise to over 700ft above the churning Atlantic swells. While here, we’ll have a chance to visit the Atlantic Edge Exhibition Centre along with strolling out along the cliff network.

Afterwards we’ll stretch our legs a bit more for a refreshing walking tour with Tony Kirby who will showcase an area of outstanding botanical beauty featuring Arctic, Alpine, Mediterranean and Maritime plants. The location also features spectacular views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands, and Connemara along with prehistoric monuments. As part of this tour, Tony will assist us in foraging and unearthing different plants/species for your dyeing workshop with me the following day!

We’ll then enjoy the drive over to Spanish Point and check in to our last hotel of our tour, the Armada Hotel.

I know we may be a bit worn out from the days excursions, so this is the perfect place to end our tour. A beautiful seaside retreat.

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