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The Burren National Park is a place of great natural beauty. There are various marked trails in the Park that take you through many fascinating and beautiful habitats, such as calcareous grasslands, woodlands and limestone pavement. Entry is free...more
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We skipped the Visitor center and drove to Gortlecka Crossroads so we could view the Burren landscape ourselves with a short hike. There are 5 marked trails that start at Gortlecka Crossroads, and we took the white trail, a nature trail that’s a 1.5 kilometer...More
Recently spent a day in the burren. Drove thru the hilltop and stopped at Poulnabrone Dolmen, a must see. Went early before anyone else there, perfect to photograph without people around. Drove along the shore too, beautiful wild country. Should check out along with the...More
What a wonderful drive through the Burren. Rugged landscape, wandering cattle, and all on the ocean. Breathtaking views. Highly recommend before someone thinks to put a toll in to charge you. Enjoy the Ride!
We visited the park on a somewhat rainy day. We first stopped at the Burren Centre to watch a video about the area and get some advice about what to see. The woman at the counter was very helpful, advising us on some driving routes...More
The word “Burren” comes from the Irish “Boíreann”, meaning a rocky place. How apt! One of Cromwell's officers said, "it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury them. This...More
One of the most magical places we have ever been: the astounding vastness is just beautiful. The millions of wildflowers are truly a wonderful sight! The first impression you get is probably "Damn, this place is so empty and barren" but upon closer inspection it...More
The oldest part of Western Europe! The rocks along the coast have been smoothed by wind and currents over millions of years. Beautiful part of the coast just north of the cliffs of Moher. Def worth a stop!
This National Park offers several different walks. As parking is rare there is a shuttle bus offered from the visitor center. The landscape offers a lot of different attractions: open views, spectecular rock formations, wild goats, beautiful little forests, colorful flower meadows, orchids, birds,...