The Burren

The Burren is a 300 sq km area of limestone rock, south of Galway Bay, between Connemara and Kerry.

Explore the large collection of ring forts, and 1000 year old stone walls, or wander amongst the lakes, created by an underground network of streams that dramatically flood the surrounding area in winter, only to disappear completely by the summer. Green roads once used for herding cattle to the upland for winter grazing now make superb walking routes.

Study the complex and unique environment which allows plants and flowers, not normally found together in the same country, to share the same rock crevices. The glorious Alpine Gentian, Bloody Cranesbill and Mountain Avens are just some of the floral gems which proliferate in The Burren.