Burren National Park, The Burren

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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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  • We drove though, stopped a few places, but did not hike through. It was a breathtaking, stark difference between this area and the green lush areas we had been to. I am definitely happy we drove throu...  more »
  • We were lucky-it was warm, windless, sunny, so all impressions through the prism of the beautiful weather. If you do not order a tour, 2-3 hours enough for "Burren National Park". This is only part of a limestone plateau formed about 350 million years ago. At first, it seems lifeless stone desert. Plate speak loud emptiness and a little poshatyvajutsja ... We must listen and take a closer look. Limestone accumulates solar heat (he's up to 900 metres reaches) and gives him all winter. The result-600 species of plants, from Arctic to subtropical. Some 20 species of orchids! Walked very carefully so as not to damage the flowers. Birds are not home. Where they are is a mystery. Around a single tree. The caves and dolmens of the ancient settlers arrived. Liked around the Lake, close to the Centre of the National Park, where hiking excursions are organized. To find this point on the map, is not so simple. We drove from the South through a inhabited localities of Burren in the following order: Ballybrody-Corofin-Aglish (the horse)-Gortlecka-Paundtown (Lake)-Centre National Park Burren-Sough Bunnanagat (cow)-Oughtmama (stunning coast). Parking is available only on the sidelines. Near the Lake space a little more. Need shoes with thick soles. Toilets, cafes, gas stations, etc. In the town of Aglish bred horses. The Bunnanagat herd cows fleshed Sough Fawn color. After Burren's worth to drive along the coast through Ballyvaughan and Murrough (huge boulders, perfectly round).
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  • National Park including the famous cliffs of Moher and characterized by a vast limestone plateau is unique in the world!
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