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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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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,121 contributions
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
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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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Sophia
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Had to do an 8000 word assignment on the burren. Really put me off. Sorry. 1/5 would not recommend to a friend
Written 19 April 2021
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TJC
Indianapolis, IN165 contributions
What an archeological wonderland. The ancient places of Ireland have been found! Go there and explore the old castled mansions and the dolmens marking the ancient burial and worship locations. A MUST SEE PLACE ON YOUR TRIP.
Written 5 February 2021
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Frederick, MD581 contributions
the burren way has dozens of cool things to see. some of it is just great scenery and others are old ruins or pre-historic sites. this particular house/castle is large and impressive.
Written 29 December 2019
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Kirkcaldylad
North Lanarkshire, UK1,709 contributions
The Burren is a geological mystery to me though it is an amazing rocky landscape that may well be unique and we enjoyed the tour around and over it that our coach made. It was worthwhile popping into the coastal town of Ballyvaughan where we started the drive around The Burren. The town offers refreshments and lovely views of Burren and coast.
Written 16 October 2019
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Patrick O
Louisville, KY491 contributions
I have been to Ireland seven times and have always been encourage to visit the Burren. I never understood why anyone would want to visit a bunch of rocks. I visited because we stopped at the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren was so close we thought, what the heck. I did not expect much but I was wrong.
It is an amazing place to spend some time. When you walk out to the coast and watch the waves crash against the rocks you will be amazed.
There is no cost to visit. There is an area where you can pull off and safely park your car.
Written 12 October 2019
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Peter
Glasgow, UK3,027 contributions
Really need a geologist to explain this one. Large barren area with sparse plants and rounded low hilly shapes.
Written 17 September 2019
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chillyw
San francisco103 contributions
We were part of a tour to visit the Cliffs of Moher; therefore, we only experienced a quick 20 minute stop here at the Burren which definitely deserves at least a 45 minute to 1 hour stop to enjoy the uniqueness of this area. Our guide pointed out that the landscape here has a lot of barren limestone and with the many cracked crevices along the limestone rock, this has allowed many types of different plants and flowers to grow in between- many that are not endemic to Ireland.

We just had enough time to wander off for some quick photos of the crevices and flowers/plants we could locate in a few minutes time. There was definitely plenty to see in the area despite all the cracked barren limestone rocks. Any botanist would love to experience and chance to see all the different types of plant life out here in the Burren. If you have the chance to drive out here on your own, do take your time to enjoy the surroundings and walk slowly in the Burren area.
Written 8 September 2019
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STEWART L
Sterling, VA304 contributions
Very rugged part of the country, but everything is so beautiful, natural, and peaceful it is very difficult not to fall in love with this coastal part of Ireland. Our lodgings was in the small but scenic town of Ballyvaughan. Everything, pubs, eats and groceries were only a few steps from you. So enjoyable I would do it again.
Written 26 August 2019
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