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Cavan Burren Park Visitor Centre

Cavan Burren Park, The Burren Forest, Blacklion, County Cavan

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About this venue

Cavan Burren Park is a stunning prehistoric park located in the UNESCO designated Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in West Cavan. The site boasts numerous geological and archaeological features including megalithic tombs and glacial erratics. The site has recently been transformed into an amazing accessible prehistoric park with five looped walking trails including a multi-access trail as well as a brand new interpretative centre, toilet and car park facilities and interpretation across the site.

Access Guide

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Blacklion.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Dromond.

Opening Times (Gates)

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are spaces beside the main building available to overcome the slope.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Toilets Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Visitor Centre sheltered area.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Inside Access (Visitor Centre)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Outside Access (Calf House Dolmen Trail Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the Visitor Cenrtre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Calf House Dolmen Trail is a mulyti-access 1.2 kilometer loop with the exit coming back up into the car park.

Level Change (Calf House Dolmen Trail Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The loop exit is a long moderate slope back up to the car park.
    • There is a 25m climb throughout and around the length of the Calf House Dolmen Trail.

Inside Access (Calf House Dolmen Trail)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the trail is comprerssed gravel with some wooden boarded areas in places.

Level Change (Calf House Dolmen Trail)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up and down throughout the trail.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Relic Platform)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the relic area at the top of the main path.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 deep step leading down to an eneven grass surface if leaving the platform.

Level Change (Tomb Platform)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the tomb at the bottom of the path.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Level Change (Additional Trails)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to additional trails from the bottom of the multi-access trail.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The other trails are narrower with surfaces of uneven loose chippings or grass.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the building beyond the Toilets entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There are separate male and female toilets.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 225cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet offers transfer space to the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The visitor centre is unstaffed except when opening and closing the premises.