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, 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.
Carran, Co Clare
The Northwest corner of Clare houses the most unique region in Ireland. The word Burren comes from the Irish word boireann meaning rocky land. Huge pavements of limestone are present with clints and grikes. Most of the drainage is underground in deep caves.
Liscannor Road, Co Clare
Imagine the time taken to create the mighty and formidable Cliffs of Moher. The sand, silt and mud layers of the cliff face tell us about the local environment that existed over 300 million years ago when they were laid down in an ancient river delta. Stand on the cliff top and experience the powerful energy of the Atlantic Ocean’s wind and weather which has carved those layers of sand, silt and mud into cliffs. Examine the fossil trails in the flagstones and picture the unidentified, ...