Burren National Park, Corofin

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Witness the natural wonder of Burren National Park, an area that is both rocky and fertile. "Burren" comes from an Irish word meaning "a rocky place," which fits because the area is full of exposed limestone. You can tour the karst hills of the region, which are rich in historic and archeological sites, including several megalithic tombs, portal dolmens, and the nearby Corcomroe Abbey. Leave time to visit the 1,500 hectare (3,707 acre) national park, located in the southeastern corner of the region. To visit Burren National Park on your trip to Corofin, use our Corofin visit planning site.
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  • I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. It is much more stunning and interesting than the pictures I had seen. Surprisingly, the flowers growing there were beautiful. 
    I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. It is much more stunning and interesting than the pictures I had seen. Surprisingly, the flowers growing there were beautiful.  more »
  • We enjoyed the park itself. There are several trails available in varying distances. The park itself though was quite difficult to find. There were occasional road signs but none at critical... 
    We enjoyed the park itself. There are several trails available in varying distances. The park itself though was quite difficult to find. There were occasional road signs but none at critical...  more »
  • This National Park is largely a limestone pavement. However it is far from flat with some very significant hills, cliffs and so forth. It is occupied in tiny areas of soil by a wide range of plants 
    This National Park is largely a limestone pavement. However it is far from flat with some very significant hills, cliffs and so forth. It is occupied in tiny areas of soil by a wide range of plants  more »
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  • I found fossils at the top! If you like that sort of thing, this place is good for finding them. I found my first amonite here. I don't do the spandex and two sticks sort of hiking. I wear my leather boots, which have good grip but aren't from mountain wearhouse. The 'red route' was easy enough for myself and my partner - neither of us are that sporty and the view from the top was a blessing! We were lucky with the sunlight and it suited the heat there. The bleak hills became like a desert. There were lovely goats all over the place and strange stones about.
  • Not sure if it was just Google maps taking us on an adventure but we travelled along many narrow farm type roads to get to the Burren national park. It's unusual to experience a park that consists of rock formations as far as the eye can see. The rocks were amazing and we wish we had more time to explore a bit longer and do a few hikes. We still enjoyed this special terrain none the less
  • Uniquely beautiful national park in county Clare. The nature and the scenery is stunning, worth a visit if you’re around. For hiking enthusiasts, Burren offers a lot of hiking trails of varying difficulty and length. Don’t miss a chance to visit Father Ted’s house that’s only up the road from the park’s entrance!
  • If you're keen on Geology, great photographic shots, and a bit of history, this is then a definite add to your 'Ireland bucket list'. The Burren is renowned for its remarkable assemblage of plants and animals, and over 70% of Ireland's species of flowers are found there. It's quite a drive but the views are incredible, take with your hiking boots and enjoy the trails.
  • Loved the experience so much we will be making a trip back to solely do some backpacking treks here. Gorgeous landscapes, both rugged and soft.

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