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Cahercommaun Stone Fort

Cahercommaun Stone Fort

Cahercommaun, Co Clare

Cahercommaun is situated on a burren hilltop over looking a wooded valley. The fort itself is quite worn down by time. The aerial shots you can see here give the best view of the structure.

CaherMacnaughten Stone Fort

CaherMacnaughten Stone Fort

Cahernaughten, Co Clare

This fort was home to the famous O'Dabhoireann Law School. The O'Dabhoireann's were the hereditary legal family of the Burren. From their base in Cahermacnaughten they helped to maintain the Brehon tradition in the west of Ireland.

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.

Poulawack Cairn

Poulawack Cairn

Poulawack, Co Clare

The Burren region of north Clare boasts some of Irelands best preserved monuments none more striking than Poulawack Cairn. The Cairn is one of a number of prehistoric burial mounds found in the Burren and certainly the most impressive. It dates back to between 2000 and 3000 B.C.