Global Geopark Network Award
Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark awarded membership of UNESCO-supported Global Geopark Network
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher region of north Clare has been awarded the prestigious designation of membership of the UNESCO-supported Global Geopark Network at the 10th European Geoparks Conference in Langesund, Norway.
The Burren now becomes part of a unique group of world locations that form part of the Global Network of National Geoparks. The award is the culmination of a long application process that was coordinated by Clare County Council through the Burren Connect project, with the support of the Geological Survey of Ireland and Shannon Development. There are currently 78 Geoparks in 26 countries worldwide.
Pictured receiving the award from Ms. Margarete Patzak, Programme Specialist, UNESCO is Cllr. Pat Hayes Mayor of Clare, Dr. Pat O’Connor, Acting Director, Geological Survey of Ireland (on left) and Dr. Ronán Hennessy, Geopark Geologist with the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark Project
10th European Geoparks Conference
Global Network of National Geoparks
Clare County Council
Geological Survey of Ireland