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The Burren

Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
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Ranked #9 of 85 attractions in County Clare
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Driving, Walking
Owner description: Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding in corals, mollusks and other fossils that lived in the shallow seas over... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Whiting, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We stayed 2 nights in Ennis, after the first night, we drove through The Burren on our way to see Aillwee Cave. It is such a fantastic place! We were given tips on driving though County Clare on our way to the Cliffs of Moher and beyond. We didn't make it that far because we stopped too much just to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I hadnt been to the burren, and at first I thought, this is just laods of rocks but when you climb up the small mountain, the view is amazing!!

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Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Burren is a wonderful mixture of dramatic geology, with numerous historical sites, plus, in season a scattering of rare gentians, orchids and many other flowers, not found together outside of Alpine regions. Do give yourself lots of time and get out of the car and do some walking. There are numerous walking routes, some with sea views over to... More

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were staying in Burren for four days and we enjoyed every second of our stay. It is beautiful and dramatic "land of rocks", sometimes I felt like on different planet. Views are amazing and breathtaking, we met so many "fluffy" cows and bulls, sweet lambs, some horses and even hares. There is so many places to visit in Burren.... More

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Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I believe our drive through the Burren in County Clare was probably the most spectacular scenery we saw in all of Ireland. My children (all adults) were fascinated by the fields and fields of sheep and little lambs but we also saw the largest cows I've ever seen. There were stone fences everywhere and the roads were so narrow it... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Mile for mile, The Burren is perhaps the most fascinating area in the country - but it takes a certain mentality to really appreciate it. It is the polar opposite of the lush greenery that most of the world rhapsodizes about when they come to Ireland. Grey and sparse, barren and cracked, it doesn't resemble much you'll see anywhere on... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We enjoyed coming here. lots of rocks which you just know were touched by ancient peoples. there are also some cliffs here that our tour guide brought us too after disappointing weather at cliffs of moher...

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This natural rock formation is beautiful to look at and enjoyable to walk along. The most interesting part was hearing about the life style of those who live and work in this barren land. Seeing the horses and cattle grazing amid the rock was very interesting and inspiring.

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Little River
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is an interesting limestone covered area and pretty to drive through especially on our tour bus. In this area you will see the real meaning of dry stacked stone fences.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The Burren is quite an eery place. It has tombs that are 5000 years old. I have a youtube where I filmed just after someone touched my shoulder. (There was no one around!) I'm not sure who it was but no one was around when I felt someone touch my shoulder. Very cool tombs what they call a "Porthole". If... More

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