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The Burren in County Clare, Ireland

Most people who visit County Clare in Ireland 🇮🇪 often travel to this area to visit the world famous Cliffs of Moher. As they should because the Cliffs are EPIC. However, few people take the time to visit another epic area called “The Burren”.

“Glaciated Karst”…

The Burren is underlain by limestones of the Lower Carboniferous (Visean) period. The limestone formed as sediments in a tropical sea which covered most of Ireland approximately 350 million years ago. The Burren is one of the finest examples of a Glacio-Karst landscape in the world. At least two glacial advances are known in the Burren area. However, it is probably the effects of the last glaciation (the Midlandian) that are most in evidence in the National Park. It is thought that most of the Burren was overrun by ice during this glaciation. (burrennationalpark.ie).

One of the most unique landscapes…

The Burren is famous for having one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes in Ireland. The Burren is renowned for its remarkable assemblage of plants and animals, and over 70% of Ireland’s species of flowers are found there. The region supports Arctic–alpine and Mediterranean Basin plants side-by-side, due to the unusual environment. (wildrovertours.com)

Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way…

One obvious reason to visit The Burren is that it is situated along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, now listed as one of the best coastal drives in the world.

On our way to the Cliffs of Moher, we’re so happy we stopped to tour the Burren. What made it even better was having a native resident give us a private tour and took us along this historic road made hundreds of years ago. If you travel to see the Cliffs of Moher, don’t miss seeing The Burren! 10/10!

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