Doolin Pier Geosite

Doolin, Co Clare

Doolin Pier Geosite

A geosite is a location that has a particular geological or geomorphological significance. As well as its inherent geological characteristics it may also have cultural or heritage significance. The geosites in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark were selected for their accessibility as well as their geological and cultural significance, to provide ease of access for visitors and educational groups. There are nine geosites in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and they are described in detail in the book ‘Stone, Water & Ice - a geology trip through the Burren’ which is available at visitor centres and bookshops throughout north Clare.

Experience the full force of the power of the Atlantic Ocean, as it crashes into theland, and see the massive limestone blocks that have been thrown up onto the shoreline.

Imagine the great ice sheets that moved across this land between 25,000 and 12,000 years ago, plucking rocks and boulders from the landscape, carrying them along and then dropping them as the weather warmed and the ice melted. Spot these huge glacial erratics scattered around the fields of the Burren.


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