Burren


The word Burren derives from boireann, which means "rocky land" in Gaelic - apt name for this vast limestone plateau in northwest County Clare. In the 1640s, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury". Few trees manage to grow in this desolate place, yet other plants thrive. The Burren is a unique botanical environment in which Mediterranean and alpine plants rare to Ireland grow side by side. From May to August, an astonishing array of flowers adds splashes of colour to the austere landscape.
excerpt from
Eyewitness Travel Guides Ireland

18 May 2002



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Shelly along the Burren
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