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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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  • We hired a private driver from Dromoland Castle and he took us to Cliffs of Moher & also Burren. I didn't know anything about Burren, was just so excited to see the "Cliffs of Insanity" from Princess ...  more »
  • The Burren region is located in County Clare in Ireland. It's a totally deserted, Rocky region near the ocean. A lunar landscape-!! Certainly from the point of view of landscape, but honestly nothing so exciting. Surely it is inserted in the attractions to visit as it is close to the cliffs of Moher, so it's a natural extension of the visit to the cliffs. Overall the whole tour is very nice for views and suggestions. If you go to the cliffs of Moher must pass through.
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  • This area is a must see if only for the contrast between it and the rest of Ireland. The landscapes of limestone rock are stark, but very beautiful in their own way. While in the Burren, be sure to vi...  more »