The Burren
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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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Mark C
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a fascinating geological area totally unique to Ireland. There is a special beauty to the baroness of the Burren. The flora is also special including many that are found only here. There is an ancient burial site dating back at least 5,000 years. We encountered a surprise in being able to hear a live cuckoo!
Written 13 May 2024
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4,351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Burren which literally means rocky district is is a bare limestone landscape that is interesting to see, especially at/around the Polunabrone dolmen. We weaved this into our driving route from Doolin as we headed towards Galway, so didnt take much of a special effort or detouring to pass through.
Written 14 November 2023
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Pat_S_from_MN
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The Burren is a fascinating place and worth a visit; it has a desolate, rugged beauty. Definitely worth stopping to see Poulnabrone. I wish he could have walked some of the trails and spent more time exploring but we only had time for a short visit
Written 6 October 2023
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA4,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
During our bus tour to the Cliffs, I wish we had more stops at several locations to explore the Burren. But, what I did see was really very interesting.
Written 27 September 2023
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Mike B
Mineral, VA994 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
After leaving Galway on our coach tour, and heading on to Donegal, we drove through The Burren. We even pulled off the road at one point, to take pictures. Pictures of what? It's not pretty at all, or interesting to look at. The best part of the trip through The Burren was the stories our Tour Director was telling about Ireland....not about The Burren. If you have to go through it on your way to someplace else, that's fine. But I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it.
Written 24 September 2023
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Travelhog212
Dublin, Ireland173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Magnificent views and very picturesque. Kids enjoyed walking through. Roads are very tight but adds to the charm. Great if you step into walking or biking as specific trails. Cannot miss this if in Clare
Written 4 August 2023
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bcaha
ny1,743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Absolutely worth seeing, so glad we drove into the Burren after seeing the Cliffs of Moher. Highly recommend even a short stop.
Written 3 October 2022
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MeeShellMidwifeRN
Turlock, CA664 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The Burren history is interesting, the sea floor that has risen to the lands surface. Reminds me a bit of lava rock but with more cracks and very deep crevices. A quick 15 minutes stop is all you need here.
Written 30 August 2022
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The drive along the R477 coastline is magnificent…we visited on a day when an Atlantic storm was screaming against the shoreline. The white water it made and the giant waves that crashed against the rocks made for an exciting vista. The rocky geology creates are “moonscape” which is unlike any other landscape I’ve seen. There are several info boards along the road to tell you all about the history of the area.

Well worth a look if you are in the area.
Written 10 June 2022
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Mountain Hiker
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is definitely worth seeing if you are near the Cliffs of Moher, but one can hike, sit on a rock and contemplate life or gaze across the ocean to Galway bay and the seven bends of Conamara. you feel like you are in another place or time, see the Poulnabrone (an ancient tomb almost 6,000 years old). As you drive through the whole Burren area - go slowly - there are many places you will want to stop and take pictures and if you drive too quickly, There are some interesting signs with information about the area.
Written 12 September 2021
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