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The Burren, County Clare

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Witness the natural wonder of The Burren, 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. Take in gorgeous views of the rugged shoreline cliffs. 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. The area also features a wealth of flora, fauna, and herbs. Leave time to visit the 1,500 hectare (3,707 acre) Burren National Park, located in the southeastern corner of the region. Take a look at our Fanore trip generator to schedule your visit to The Burren and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Limestone formations. Interesting area to drive through, perhaps stop here and there. Takes 1-2 hours to pass through with occasional stops.  more »
  • While in Ireland in May, we walked for several hours in The Burren, an area of Ireland which is interesting due to the limestone formations found here and the various flora which live in the area. Whi...  more »
  • The coastal and inland roads must be explored to appreciate the amazing rocky scenery. The drive is strongly recommended.  more »