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. To visit The Burren and other attractions in Ballyvaughan, use our Ballyvaughan vacation app .
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  • My sister-in-law and I drove 12k on a side road to see a dolmen. After that we set the GPS to take us back to the road and to Kinvara. We thought we were going back the way we came. Little did we know...  more »
  • The Burren landscape is fascinating in itself with the vast barren fields of pinkish weathered limestone providing a fascinating backdrop. Add to this a history dating back millenia and a range of art...  more »
  • I was on a tour with my college (cork college of commerce) and when we were there we met a man called Tony Kirby whos is an absolute gem of a man he new the answers to every question we asked him, he ...  more »
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