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Burren National Park Information Point

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John
June 26, 2019
The Burren region is internationally famous for its landscape and flora. A visit to the Burren during the summer months will leave a person amazed by the colourful diversity of flowering plants living together within the one ecosystem. Arctic-alpine plants living side by side with Mediterranean plants, calcicole (lime-loving) and calcifuge (acid-loving) plants growing adjacent to one another and woodland plants growing out in the open with not a tree nearby to provide shade from the sun. Also found here are certain species which although rare elsewhere are abundant in the Burren. Even more amazingly they all survive in a land that appears to be composed entirely of rock.The Burren covers 1% of the land surface of Ireland and is approximately 360 square kilometres in size. Most of the Burren is designated a Special Area of Conservation to protect this extremely unusual habitat. The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares (15 square kilometres) in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/hazel woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying springs, Cliffs and Fen. In 1651 a Cromwellian Army Officer named Ludlow remarked: “of this barony it is said that it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury them. This last is so scarce that the inhabitants steal it from one another and yet their cattle are very fat. The grass grows in tufts of earth of two or three foot square which lies between the limestone rocks and is very sweet and nourishing.”
The Burren region is internationally famous for its landscape and flora. A visit to the Burren during the summer months will leave a person amazed by the colourful diversity of flowering plants living together within the one ecosystem. Arctic-alpine plants living side by side with Mediterranean plan…
Mary
January 16, 2019
Fantastic hiking on across limestone pavement
Kathy
February 27, 2018
Lots of marked trails for hiking on your own as well as guided options
Freya
February 12, 2019
The Information Centre for Visiting the unique Burren region
Aoife
October 25, 2018
Unique landscape with a sense of magic

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Explore the Burren on Electric Bikes
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Places to stay nearby

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  2. 1 bed
Burren Rest
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  1. Entire home
  2. 4 beds
SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN THE HEART OF CO CLARE
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 2 beds
Cosy Cottage at the Gateway to the Burren.
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  2. 3 beds
4 Guests Close Cliffs Moher, Burren,Ennis, Lahinch
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  1. Entire bungalow
  2. 5 beds
Spacious house close to Cliffs, Lahinch & Burren
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 2 beds
Lakeside Cottage
  1. Entire home
  2. 4 beds
Corofin 4 bed No 2
  1. Entire home
  2. 3 beds
Fern Cottage (Cottage 6 Corofin)
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Quiet Home
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  1. Entire home
  2. 4 beds
Corofin 3 bed No 5
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 5 beds
6 Guests Close Cliffs Moher, Burren,Ennis, Lahinch
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. 1 bed
Studio in The Burren, County Clare
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 4 beds
Picturesque views from this hillside cottage
SUPERHOST
  1. Farm stay
  2. 9 beds
12 Guests Close Cliffs Moher Burren,Ennis, Lahinch
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  2. 4 beds
Burren Farmhouse offering modern conveniences with old world charm.

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