The Burren (Irish: bhoireann, meaning stony place) is the unique karst landscape that exists in northwest County Clare, Ireland. The limestone area measures 300 square kilometres and is home to both Mediterranean and polar plants.
The Burren area is within the circle comprised by the villages Ballyvaughan, Kinvarra,
Gort, Corrofin, Kilfenora, Lisdoonvarna and the Black Head Lighthouse.
There are many megalithic tombs in the area including portal dolmens, a
celtic high cross in the village of Kilfenora and a few
ring forts –
amongst them the triple ring fort Cahercommaun on the
edge of an inland cliff.
The Burren is composed of limestone pavements with crisscrossing cracks known as grikes, leaving isolated rocks called clints.
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Useful information about the airport facilities and services.
Information about the Burren.
Burren Hill Walks
Guided walks through the Burren region of ireland on geology , botany and history. Choose from a large variety of walks.
Boat tours to see bottlenose dolphins and sea birds in the Shannon Estuary.
Coast of Clare
Travel information, includes newsletter and photographs.
Activities and Historic Sites
Learn about the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Cragganunowen and other locations in the county.
Listing of lodgings, tourist attractions and tips for visitors. Also provides links to Irish-related sites.
Visitor centre displaying the flora, fauna, archaeology and geology of the Burren region in County Clare. Film show, exhibition, craft shop and tea room.
Offering guided and self-guided tours, with cycling, hiking, walking, or horse-riding, in Connemara and Clare.
Western region travel news, photo gallery, events and festival information.
Caherconnell Stone Fort
Information about the history and archaelogy of the Fort and the burren area.
Accommodation directory includes a clickable map and links.
Shannon eco tour and wildlife attraction on board the MV Dolphin Discovery.
Details of tours and guides, location, gallery and prices.
Clare Coach and Bus Tours
Provides transport and tours from the nearby Shannon airport. Offers golf trips, matches, socials, sight-seeing trails and tours.
Information on walking tours.