The Burren, County Clare
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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 Burren National Park 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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This was one of several places I wish we had had more time to spend. After driving for several days through the incredibly lush green beauty of Southern Ireland, through breathtaking scenery including... read more »
I always visit The Burren when I go to Ireland. I especially love the southeast Mullaghmore region, where the plateau reaches a height of 626 feet (191 m). Historic and popular stops are the Poulnabro... read more »
Es muy curioso encontrar una zona como esta en este país tan verde, ya que se pasa de las verdes praderas y colinas a unas montañas de piedra en la que no se ve otra cosa que no sean piedras !!! Si se... read more »It is very curious to find a zone like this in this country so green, since moving from the green valleys and hills to mountains of stone in which another thing is not that non-stones! If you have time it is highly recommended to take a tour to walk around the area, since it is the best way to take account the amount of stone that there can be and how one can feel one in the middle of nowhere. If no so long at least if that should be a return by car, since it undoubtedly deserves worthwhile.show original
Absolutely breathtaking!! My husband & I r planning a trip to Scotland(my heritage), & now will b adding Ireland(his heritage) as well. I've read several historical novels set n Ireland & they definitely piqued my interest. Everyone I know who's been there says they've seen anything so green in their life, nor could they describe the exact color green. They said it's just an overload to ur senses, a fantastic overload that is! Not sure what part of the island we'll go to but I'm leaning towards the Burren National park & Galway(or Geall as it was once called, VERY long ago). Can't wait!!! Thanks for all the beautiful pics, the sites amazing!
I was born and reared over 50 yrs ago here in Glencolmcille and still love to visit it from my adopted County of Kildare
Wow, this place is great, especially so if you're into nature and exploring. A must see.
You, came here for the cliffs so you need to see the burren. The unique landscape makes for nice photo opportunities. Rocky and desolate it has a beauty all its own so its worth the time for the trip.
A must see in Ireland! Such a lovely place to stumble upon and embrace. You're able to get off and walk around, touch and feel all of the stone (watch for animal droppings). You are sure to be amazed. Absolutely beautiful!
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