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Walking the Burren

Listed under Walking in Southwest Ireland, Ireland.

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Round the limestone domes of The Burren in County Clare in the west of Ireland - wild flower and archaeological treats a-go-go. Your man to go with is Michael Gibbons of the Connemara Walking Centre in Clifden - Background by editor: Both short and long trails criss-cross the area of western Ireland known as the Burren meaning stony place. The ancient limestone of the Burren is unusual in that much of it lies exposed on the surface where glaciers have stripped back the topsoil, leaving a strange grey scene pocked with sprouts of stony grasses and wildflowers that thrive in the cracks caused by rainwater run off. Three quarters of Irelands botanic life can be seen in this area. It has also been a rich source of archaeological findings, some of Irelands earliest inhabitants lived here around 6,000 years ago.

Written by  Chris Somerville.

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Burren walking Lodge, Ballyvaughan, a great Place to stay

We stayed at the Burren walking Lodge, Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland when walking with a group, great new building with views to die for and great value, EURO 70.00 per room for two people per night and that included a simple breakfast, juice, fresh breads, coffee. No food but they also have the hylands hotel in the village so we eat there and food was very good.

When you book if you are taking a walking group they will give you a discount.

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