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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 Caherconnell 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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  • Beautiful landscape, unspolit and quiet, roads not nearly as busy as Kerry or Galway, well worth a drive to enjoy the scenary - bring a picnic!  more »
  • If you like to see a large flat area of exposed rock, this is the place for you. In my opinion, pass this one up.  more »
  • On your way to the Cliff's make sure you take a detour to see this amazing landscape. Few other places to discover in the area also, will let you find them  more »

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