"...permission is hereby refused for the said development..." !!!

March 6, 2000   see RTE and The Irish Times for more details.

"Victory changes planning landscape" (The Irish Times, 12 July 2000)


and everybody who has supported us over the past 10 years


Thanks to Mary Comber for this photo of Mullaghmore. Check out her beautiful Burren site by clicking on the image.

Heartfelt Thanks to all our Supporters

History of the Proposed Mullaghmore Visitor Centre / Gortlecka Entry Point for the Burren National Park
as of July 12, 2000

Details of the rehabilitation/restoration programme as agreed in the High Court on July 3, 2000

The Outlandish World of the Burren, by Cyril Ó' Céirín (1934-1999) "Mr. Ó' Céirín, an active member of the Burren Action Group, ... the much-loved artist, author, publisher and environmentalist was not to see a resolution of the dispute over the Mullaghmore interpretative centre. His text - produced with stunning photographs by the publishing company ... is fitting testament to the passion which drove him to play such a part in the campaign."
(Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, Monday, May 17, 1999)              Click on the image for more information.
The Book of the Burren, 2nd Edition, 2002
The second revised edition of The Book of the Burren was published in 2002.
"... a guide, a reference book, and, in the loving particularity of its illustrations, a hymn to this corner of Ireland"
(Nuala O'Faolain, The Irish Times)

Click on the image for more information.

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(Comments to burrenag@iol.ie)

This is the Web Site of the Burren Action Group (B.A.G.). BAG evolved as a local response to oppose plans by the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service to develop a large scale interpretative centre at Mullaghmore in the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland.

The purpose of this site is to provide information regarding this campaign. We are also appealing to those who have an interest or involvement in sustainable development and conservation for help.

The Burren is the largest karstic limestone area in western Europe and is known internationally for both its unique flora and its spectacular archeology. The Mullaghmore area is widely regarded as being one of the most interesting, diverse and sensitive parts of the Burren. Apart from the partially completed National Park interpretative centre it remains, for the moment, largely undisturbed.

The Burren Action Group (BAG) have been successfully opposing the siting of visitor facilities at this site for more than eight years, and the campaign goes on. BAG has consistently argued that visitor facilities should be sited in villages - where there are already existing services and where economic benefits can accrue to the local populations - and not in the sensitive core area of the Burren National Park.

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Start date 6/5/97