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Address: Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
Activities: Driving, Walking
Description: Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding...
Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding in corals, mollusks and other fossils that lived in the shallow seas over 300 million years ago.
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Very interesting landscape

A must when in county Clare .....drive around the Burren. Drive back along the wild Atlantic Coast route to Doolin lots to see and amazing variation in the landscape

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We drove through the Burren on our way back from Doolin after visiting the Cliffs of Moher. I don't get the reviews for how unique this area is. It was kinda neat, but not anything to write home about. The one cool place was "Plonabrone Dolmen". It was a ancient burial portal. We really enjoyed walking and rock hopping around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A must when in county Clare .....drive around the Burren. Drive back along the wild Atlantic Coast route to Doolin lots to see and amazing variation in the landscape

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Driving around The Burren is spectacular. It's an amazing area that is nit like any other in Ireland. I was speechless driving around. There is plenty of viewpoints to stop off with information boards explaining the area of the burren your in. Would love to go back around it again.

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Boaz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wow, what a change in the landscape! Very unique, mystical and different from anything I have ever seen. We only had a few minutes to spend, but glad we walked around on the rocks, it was raining but interesting. Worth the trip out there from the Cliffs of Moher to see such a different look of Ireland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So glad that we made visiting the Polnabrone Dolmnen as part of our trip to County Clare! Do not miss this such a education and great introduction to the 5000 year history of the area. Who knew this was a burial ground with the side stones the entrance to the underground burial site and the top rock being the capstone... More 

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pembroke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit the landscape is unique, seen on a sunny day it takes your breath away.I would love to see it when the wild flowers bloom but until then I am satisfied with the pictures I have of the limestone pavement. Try to view it as the rocks seem to slide into the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

So what if IS only a rumor J. R. R. Tolkien was inspired by the surreal Burren moonscape. Let me tell you, no such geological misfit is so mystic, awesome or photogenic. Rockslabs, crags, giant limestone boulders and sea pools challenge incoming Atlantis rollers just have as they have for 350 million years - long before human foot explored this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a unique place . The locals say no tree to hang a man no water to drown a man and no soil to bury him . The caves are also worth a look and the birds of prey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was not prepared for the size of this attraction . It covers several mountains . I have never seen anything like it . There is a lookout on the southern end with a wonderful view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Castle - Ancient Burial Site - Rural Ireland. It is Magical and Mystical. Worth a side trip. Good historical markers.

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