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The Burren

The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
+353 65 708 8030
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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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The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
+353 65 708 8030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Burren (or the Rocky Place) is a 10 square mile area in northern County Clare. This rocky area looks strange and is literally a huge limestone plateau. In 1651 an Army Officer remarked, "it is said that it is a country where there is...More

1  Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

As we traveled north from Doolin we decided to stay on Route R477 & the Wild Atlantic Way through the Burren to Black Head Light. This drive is interesting and the scenery along the coast is quite stark, and mostly limestone formations. The weather was...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limestone formations. Interesting area to drive through, perhaps stop here and there. Takes 1-2 hours to pass through with occasional stops.

Thank RHA1936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Ireland in May, we walked for several hours in The Burren, an area of Ireland which is interesting due to the limestone formations found here and the various flora which live in the area. While there we were able to visit a very...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The coastal and inland roads must be explored to appreciate the amazing rocky scenery. The drive is strongly recommended.

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Burren is not far from the Cliffs of Moher! It is the largest exposed limestone rock in Ireland! It is also on the coast! It was really fun to look out over the landscape and see what used to be the sea floor! Also...More

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting, not must see. Great views at the last part. Ring fort over priced and not as good as Ring of Kerry. Dolman is worth a stop. The cave is just a cave. If you are looking for something to fill the day it works....More

2  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A drive through the Burren is worthwhile. What a bizarre landscape. It is miles of limestone covered ground which has been scored by water over thousands of years. Don’t miss the Poulnabrone Tomb which dates back before Stonehenge (no charge). There are other ruins and...More

1  Thank Miamimangomike
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Driving R477, the scenic coast road along the south rim of Galway Bay, we were treated to pretty seashore to our left and the eerie expanse of the Burren to our right. This is the limestone badlands of which one of Cromwell’s men remarked that...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I just love The Burren! The most part closer to Cloon (Father Ted's House), but it's also breathtaking around Black Head loop. 1. Wear comfortable, hiking shoes! No flip-flops. Burren has very deep gaps in the limestones, dangerous! It can be slippery too. 2. Take...More

1  Thank karo_m83
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Craig C
can you rent bikes for a day tour? 2 adults, experienced riders
5 May 2017|
Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes....google "bike rentals in the Irish Burren" for details
Do you have any hikes around the Burren to recommend? Will only be in this area 1-2 days - also still looking for a quaint B&B. Coming from Dublin and will be heading South east... after time here. Any recommendations are appreciated.
16 July 2016|
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Response from Crowley99 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Ballyvaughan Lodge - excellent see review. There are plenty of walks within the Burren National park which are signposted. If you park about a mile away from Father ted's house there are 4 well sign posted... More