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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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Find beauty in the strangest places

The Burren is a lot of rock, but with pockets of beautiful flowers hidden amongst it's cracks. It's definitely worth a stop if you're driving through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Moncton, NB
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Moncton, NB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Burren is a lot of rock, but with pockets of beautiful flowers hidden amongst it's cracks. It's definitely worth a stop if you're driving through.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Burren in County Clare is wild, beautiful and rugged. It is the kind of place that has rich history, incredible fauna, ancient burial sites and wind blowing in off the Atlantic. This is a place you go to clear your head and spend half a day taking your time hiking through the countryside. This is the kind of place... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Burren is a vast landscape with limestone that has long crisscrossing cracks. In the cracks there grows grass and sometimes flowers.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is a very interesting national park, it is worthwhile to take a tour. It is like a chess board made of rocks. There are several castles, interesting small villages on the way to the rock formations. I suggest taking a bus tour (several possibilities from Galway) because the roads are narrow and slippery, The signage is nonexistent but this... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was an added bonus we were able to see after leaving the Cliffs in our way to Galway. The terrain was very different and we enjoyed climbing up the rocks.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The burren plays a big part of County Clare's amazing scenery and amazing walking trails. There are multiple walk trails to choose from ranging to suit different skill levels. My partner and I chose the purple (3 hours) walking trail (farm loop) The trail takes you up to the cliff face of some amazing natural sculptors and through some almost... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As with the Cliffs of Moher, a trip to western Ireland would not be complete without a visit to the Burren. Poulnabrone dolmen is a must-see. Don't pay any attention to the gypsies at the road who try to "charge admission" to the site. It has been a few years since we've visited and the authorities may charge an admission,... More 

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Atherton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Ended up here on the way back from Cliffs of Moher. Wasn't sure about history but signage is informative so very interesting place to stop and walk on!! Another amazing experience in Ireland

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Burren is one of my most favorite areas of all of Ireland. Wild and rugged, yet graced with flora and fauna from all over the world. I'm always amazed as how a tiny orchid and grow up amid what appears to be solid stone. Its' an area of high contrasts, yet united by an endless parade of limestone rocks.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very interesting place, its hard to really detail what you are seeing unless you see it, lol! It is basically a small cliff of rocks but it is def an amazing site to see as well.

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