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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  • A large Rocky area. There are a lot of gaps between the rocks, where a lot of different plants between growing. a nice area, but very touristy, so for the photos it is hard not to get other people on here.
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  • This site is interesting, but between the rain and fog we really didn't get a chance to see much during our tour bus stop here.  more »
  • We did not spend a lot of time hiking in the Burren but did drive through one of the many small routes through the Burren.  more »
  • Sensational place. Make sure to bring rain proof clothing and decent footwear. Don’t be put off by the area and lack of a clear place to park. All routes are well sign posted.
  • Such a fantastic national park. If you're on the way to the cliffs of moher definitely stop off here. It's amazing
  • Incredibly beautiful! Rock formations are unique and worth a visit. Make sure to put aside some time to hike up the mountains!
  • Passed by while working - frigging amazing!! I travel all over Ireland and there's no comparison apart from maybe some parts of Donegal. Am going to return with my wife and kids soon
  • The landscape was unlike anything I had ever seen before. The information center was a bit hard to find, but the staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to friends or anyone interested in the outdoors!

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