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Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave

The Burren, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Ireland’s Premier Showcave – A very special place. At Aillwee Cave we welcome you to its underground surprises – CAVE of beauty.

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Burren Birds of Prey and Educational Centre

Burren Birds of Prey and Educational Centre

Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Burren Birds of Prey & Educational Centre – set against the most stunning backdrops the Burren can offer. This major new and exciting development at Aillwee Cave raises the profile of the Burren and the region from an environmental, educational and conservational viewpoint.

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Cahermore Stone Fort

Cahermore Stone Fort

Cahermore (near the Aillwee Caves), Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Cahermore stone fort is located near the Ailwee caves on the road from Ballyvaughan to Caherconnell. It is one of the forts in the Burren which was most likely occupied until late medieval times.

Fanore Beach Geosite

Fanore Beach Geosite

Fanore, Co. Clare

Golden sand dunes, storm beaches of boulders stacked together by powerful waves, rocks rich in ancient marine fossils and smooth lime encrusted stones in the river bed of the Caher river – the only surface river in the northern Burren, are all to be discovered at Fanore Beach. Together with its diversity of flora, birdlife, butterflies and moths – and evidence of prehistoric hunters-gatherers living amongst the dunes, it is easy to understand why this beach is a Special Area of Conserv...

Flaggy Shore Geosite

Flaggy Shore Geosite

Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Strewn with rocks from far away places, this shoreline provides several clues to the movement of ancient ice sheets across the Burren landscape. Pink coloured granite rocks from Connemara to the north and purple sandstone rocks from the Slieve Aughty Mountains to the east; share the shoreline with the native grey limestone rocks of the Burren.