Fairy Pig Walk Picnic

Kinvara, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Mary

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and tickets

What you'll do

Please book a group rate for your best price.
Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Mocha and Chino, Jazz and Dolly the alpacas, Frank theLlama and Ruben the rabbit.
Continue to Emilia's paddock and meet Emilia the Juliana pig who lives with Dyson the rescued not-so-micro pig!
Emilia will run out of her paddock to get her harness on and with help from Mary or Helen, you will learn how to lead Emilia and use the pig paddle to turn and direct her!
Laugh a lot!
Set off down the nature walk and learn a little about the famine village (Emilia is not a great fan of history...)
Lead Emilia around the fairy woodland and learn who lives in the fairy houses. Make a wish in the Fairy wishing well.
Take photos with Emila beside the seesaw and share on social media or save as a Christmas card image! Continue your walk unguided around the mile-long nature walk.

Enjoy the rest of the walk and find your picnic basket with delicious fresh food .
Subject to cancellation in very bad weather- Emilia does not like heavy rain!
Please book a group rate for your best price.
Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary
Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Mocha and Chino, Jazz and Dolly the alpacas, Frank theLlama and Ruben the rabbit.
Continue to Emilia's paddock and meet Emilia the Juliana pig who lives with Dyson the rescued not-so-micro pig!
Emilia will run out of her paddock to get her harness on and with help fr…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Complementary freshly ground coffee. Local snacks to enjoy around the natu...
  • Tickets
    Admission to Burren Nature Sanctuary

Meet your Host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am an organic farmer passionate about animals, nature and the biodiversity of the Burren. When I am not free Emilia's best friend Helen will take the walks! Helen is also a passionate animal lover and has been an animal handler and main member of the team at Burren Nature Sanctuary since we opened in 2012. We will introduce you to our other adopted and retired farm pets and tell you all about The Burren Nature Sanctuary. With a wealth of local knowledge we will give you an insight into the area and the Burren, the most biodiverse place in Ireland. We will show you the ancient dwellings where people survived on this small farm hundreds of years ago. We support compassion in world farming and our mission is to engage people with animals and nature so they fall in love and change the world!
I am an organic farmer passionate about animals, nature and the biodiversity of the Burren. When I am not free Emilia's best friend Helen will take the walks! Helen is also a passionate animal lover and has been an animal handler and main member of the team at Burren Nature Sanctuary since we opened in 2012. We will introduce you to our other adopted and retired farm pets and tell you all about The Burren Nature Sanctuary. With a wealth of local knowledge we will give you an insight into the are…
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Where you'll be

Burren Nature Sanctuary is in Cloonasee, Meadow of the Fairies, one kilometre from the picture-perfect seaside village of Kinvara. It showcases beautiful Burren landscape including shattered limestone pavement, orchid rich meadow, woodland and a unique Turlough- a lake that appears every 12 hours. It is a certified organic farm and has never had any chemicals applied to the land.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 297 reviews.

Christopher
August 2021
We had such an amazing time on the Fairy Pig Walk in Kinvarra and would highly recommend this experience to everyone. It was truly a wonderful time, meeting Mary and all the delightful animals. We were able to walk Amelia through the fairy garden which was so lovely in itself, and afterwards we were able to take a leisurely walk around the rest of the sanctuary. Mary provided us with the most amazing picnic, which just added to the whole experience. There are lots of places to sit and enjoy, absorbing the natural setting all around you. You are surrounded by beauty and we cannot recommend this opportunity enough. Take some time out and be at one with nature in this magical setting.
Sarah
August 2021
We took our 5 year old daughter to this experience and we all loved it. It’s so magical. The picnic was amazing (although we couldn’t eat it all) and Mary is a great host and very accommodating.
Lisanne
August 2021
Mary is very enthoustic and a good storyteller! Emalia (the pig) is wonderfull. You can pet her and taken photos and she walks in a very funny way (the pig) we had a really great time and we think IT is wonderfull that they run a ecofriendly farm. We had a walk there and enjoyed the picknick, you should definitly Do this expierience, it was lovely.
Rebecca
August 2021
We had a wonderful time on our fairy pig walk. We laughed and listened and enjoyed hearing Mary talk about the Buren area. The picnic she provided was lovely, we enjoyed reading poetry and relaxing in the gypsy wagon before a short hike. Thank you for sharing your amazing animals with us!
Emma
August 2021
An absolutely fantastic experience, walking Emilia was brilliant and the surroundings are absolutely magical. Fantastic and fun way to educate everyone about the flora and fauna of our beautiful country, in particular the burren. The packed picnic was toughtfully and deliciously put together. We will definitely be back to do it again.
Sarah
August 2021
What a great experience. Lovely to meet Amelia and other animals. Despite the rain we had a great time. Mary was very helpful and the picnic was delicious and very generous. Highly recommend

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Bring a jacket and sensible shoes. It won't be muddy but the path is uneven