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...
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.
Gleninagh, Hollywell, Co Clare
Looking down from a hillside across the wide expanse of Galway Bay this well-preserved sixteenth-century tower house stands guard over the northern shoreline of the Burren. It as a distinctive L-Shaped plan.
Newtown Castle, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
A beautifully restored 16th century towerhouse with unique architectural features. Newtown nature trail a 1 300m walk around The Burren is adjacent to the castle.