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The Burren is a karst landscape in County Clare, Ireland. It measures approximately 250 square kilometres and is enclosed roughly within the circle made by the villages of Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna. The Burren National Park is one of six National Parks in Ireland and the smallest in size.


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The Burren, IrelandOne of Ireland's most unique and photogenic landscapes, stretching over 160 square km, the Burren, derived from the Gaelic word Boireann meaning 'rocky place', is one of the most visited attractions in the Shannon region.

Aptly named, the karst topography is characterized by its unusual limestone formations, naturally sculpted through acidic erosion over thousands of years.

The natural landscape is an otherworldly terrain - a giant jigsaw of rocks, made up of grikes (fissures) and clints (isolated rocks jutting from the surface), with pockets of lush greenery poking between the expanses of bare rock.

Located at 300 meters above sea level, the Burren lies close to the Atlantic Coastline and the towering Cliffs of Moher, offering incredible views both underfoot and out to sea.

It's not only the rocks that draw thousands of hikers and naturalists to the area, either - the contrasting green spaces are inhabited by around 700 different species of plants and ferns.


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See the highlights of Ireland on a 5-day small-group tour from Dublin! Traveling by luxury minivan, head to Galway and Killarney with an expert guide, checking out everything of interest en route!

Tour an Irish whiskey distillery in Kilbeggan, explore the Burren, gaze in awe at the Cliffs of Moher and travel along the famous Ring of Kerry. On the way back to Dublin, visit Blarney Castle and Gardens - home to the famous Blarney Stone!

Visit the Burren - the aptly named barren rolling hills covered with limestone rocks - and then spend your afternoon at the Cliffs of Moher. Standing more than 700 feet (213 meters) high, the cliffs cover more than 5 miles (8 km) of coastline, forming a breathtaking backdrop against the Atlantic Ocean waves. After enjoying time at leisure, cross Shannon Estuary with your guide, and arrive in Killarney - your base for the remaining three nights. Spend the evening at leisure.

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Ireland is a land steeped in history and known for its misty green countryside, its culture and tradition (including legends and folklores), and its warm-hearted and friendly people. Ireland is a small country with picturesque countryside. If you want to explore some destinations that are off-the-beaten-track, Ireland has plenty of them …

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County Clare is in the Irish province of Munster, located on the west coast of Ireland, northwest of the River Shannon and bordering Lough Derg. County Clare contains The Burren, a unique karst landscape area of limestone hills and fields, Bunratty Castle, and is considered to be a major centre of traditional Irish music today …

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