CORONA VIRUS      COVID 19

During this difficult time for us all we have decided to continue providing Tour Services as long as possible during the current outbreak of The Corona Virus.

Our vehicles are always regularly serviced and cleaned but we will be taking extra precautions during The Corona Virus outbreak.  All the vehicle door handles, seat belts and other points of contact are being sanitized before, during and after each tour.  Sanitized wipes will be provided for you in our vehicles.

We understand, and appreciate, that many people will have justifiable reservations about booking a tour and yet want to be able to tour with us on arrival in Ireland so we are making temporary changes to our booking arrangements.  We are only taking a deposit of €75 regardless of the size of the vehicle or the duration of the tour. For bookings made on or after March 19th, 2020 that subsequently need to cancel because of Corona Virus we will refund 90% of the deposit provided we receive a minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation. We will make a refund to you, or at your discretion hold the full deposit against a future booking.

The Burren Perfumery was founded 35 years ago at the centre of a quiet valley in the heart of this inspiring area. It is located between Kinvara and Ballyvaughan on the route to the Cliffs of Moher. The limestone plateau of the Burren is famous for its nature, wildness and diversity of plant life.

There are more than 700 species of flowering plants here, about three-quarters or Ireland's native flora. The flowers of the Burren inspired the original Perfumery fragrances: Man of Aran, Ilaun, Frond and Fraoch. The Perfumery is now owned and run by Sadie Chowen. Her philosophy is to continue the Perfumery tradition of creating products inspired by the landscape and environment that surrounds it, and to increase the simplicity and purity of the formulae

Perfume Making

In the main area of Perfumery they prepare and finish their perfumes using oils from around the world. They blend the perfumes in 20 litre batches. Each batch is then macerated for two weeks prior to being chilled to promote clarity before being filtered into glass carafes for bottling. All the processes of filling, labelling and boxing are done by hand - it does take a little longer and sometimes they don't get the labels perfectly straight, but it's nicer and quieter and more personal than using machinery.

Shopping and Gifts

If you're looking for a unique gift for family and friends, or a reminder of your visit to the Burren the perfumery has a wide range to choose from. Hand wrapped soaps make pretty gifts while creams and lotions are both luxurious and practical. With their perfumes you can find a variety of natural bouquets that are very different from the mainstream brands and will make your personal fragrance rather unique.

 

Audiovisual

There is a free audiovisual presentation about the plants and landscape of the Burren. With a flowering season from March through to November, the Burren's rich flora is constantly changing. For the visitor with only a few days or hours to spend in the area, the audiovisual is a great way to see the Burren in all its changing colours and moods through the seasons You can visit their web site at http://www.burrenperfumery.com/.

"Not wanting to do the typical "bus tour" of Ireland, and not wanting to drive on the left, I booked a tour with Ireland West Tours. We hiked to remote churches, visited little known Tower houses/castles...all things that our amazing guide, Paul, was able to recommend. This was worth every single penny."

Marsha, Minnesota, USA

 

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Satisfying the customer 

Over the years we have had several compliments on our drivers from many of our satisfied customers. Click on the link to "Tripadvisor" below to read, in full, the reviews of some of our many happy customers.

"Thanks to Tripadvisor we were so fortunate to find Ireland West Tours. Jim took my husband and I on a full day tour of the Burren. I would highly recommend this private tour. Well worth the cost!!"

Michelle & Art, Hawaii, USA

 

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