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The Burren

4.3
Caves · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wildlife Areas
The Burren gets its name from an anglicized version of the Irish word "Boireann," which translates to "rocky place." Showcasing giant slabs of exposed limestone with little to no soil cover, the landscape provides a sharp contrast to Ireland's lush green fields. Between the jagged angles of rock run small streams and varied fauna fills in the gaps between the stony outcroppings. The mixture of arctic, Mediterranean, and alpine plants all growing in the rocky ground make the Burren a distinctive place to visit. Take a look at our Ireland trip maker tool to refine the details of your trip to The Burren.
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Popular things to do in The Burren

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Cave
Doolin Cave Doolin
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Burren National Park Corofin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Aillwee Cave Ballyvaughan
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in The Burren

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Farm
The Farmyard Corofin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Doolin Pitch & Putt Doolin
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Caher Bridge Garden Ballyvaughan
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Garden
Doolin Garden and Nursery Doolin
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in The Burren

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Burren Perfumery Carran
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Clare Jam Company Doolin
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Doolin Chocolate Shop Doolin
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Irish Crafts - Doolin Doolin
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Trails in The Burren

Hiking Trail
Clare Coastal Walk Project Doolin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Caher Valley Loop Fanore
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk Burren National Park
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Ballyvaughan Wood Loop Ballyvaughan
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in The Burren

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Cemetery
Poulawack Cairn Ballyvaughan
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Black Head Murroogh
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb Caherconnell
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Newtown Castle Ballyvaughan
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in The Burren