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Carran Turlough Geosite

Carran Turlough Geosite

Carran, Co Clare

Walk the quiet roads of the Carron Polje - the largest karst depression in northwest Europe. This large hollow can be filled, very quickly, with a seasonal lake (Carron Turlough) when rainfall is high and groundwater wells up through underground springs. As the season dries it can empty just as quickly, as the water drains underground through subterranean channels and swallow holes.

Lough Bunny Geosite

Lough Bunny Geosite

Lough Bunny Nature Reserve, Boston, Burren, Co Clare

Explore the shoreline of this mysterious lake where no streams flow in or out. Seek out the unique karst limestone features of freshwater lakes such as the peculiar egg-box shaped solution hollows. Here you stand between the ancient limestone pavements of the Gort lowlands which extend eastwards towards the Slieve Aughty mountains and the younger limestone hills which rise up to the west.

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone, The Burren, Co Clare

Poulnabrone Dolmen is just 1 km North of Caherconnell Stone Fort. The dolmen is among the most famous landmarks in the Burren. The remarkable image of the sun setting through the Dolmen is one of those most commonly associated with the area.