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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.

Keelhilla (Slieve Carran) Nature Reserve

Keelhilla (Slieve Carran) Nature Reserve

Carron, Co Clare

Slieve Carran Nature Reserve is just north of the village of Carron and it is a favourite place for local people when visiting the Burren. The nature reserve contains a rich array of flora and fauna as well as historical features such as an old oratory and a fulacht fia. Parking spaces are limited.

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.

The Burren National Park

The Burren National Park

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.

The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre

The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre

Carron, Co Clare

The Burren Perfumery has been a family run business for more than three decades. A traditional soap and perfume making centre which uses oils and plants from across the world.