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 Caherconnell, use our Caherconnell vacation app.
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  • the burren way has dozens of cool things to see. some of it is just great scenery and others are old ruins or pre-historic sites. this particular house/castle is large and impressive.  more »
  • The Burren is a geological mystery to me though it is an amazing rocky landscape that may well be unique and we enjoyed the tour around and over it that our coach made. It was worthwhile popping into....  more »
  • I have been to Ireland seven times and have always been encourage to visit the Burren. I never understood why anyone would want to visit a bunch of rocks. I visited because we stopped at the Cliffs...  more »

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