The Burren, County Clare

4.6
#4 of 13 in Nature in County Clare
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 County Clare, use our County Clare vacation app .
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  • The Burren is a unique and lunar landscape. In some ways it may remind you a little of the Carso Trieste. Here, however, the vastness of the views and the gaze towards the ocean lead the traveler to new sensations.
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  • Very rugged part of the country, but everything is so beautiful, natural, and peaceful it is very difficult not to fall in love with this coastal part of Ireland. Our lodgings was in the small but sce...  more »
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