The Burren, North Clare

The Burren, North Clare

Wildflowers of the Burren, Ireland

In North Clare, near the Cliffs of Moher, lies the strangest landscape in Ireland.

The Burren is a bare, hilly, area of about 100 square miles.

It is devoid of trees and surface water which is unusual for Ireland.

Many compare it to the surface of the moon.

It is composed of highly porous, carboniferous limestone.

It is worth seeing on any tours of Ireland!


Beneath the Burren is a labyrinth of pot-holes, caves, streams and lakes.

Only one cave is accessible to visitors, and that is Aillwee Cave.


The Burren is also known for Orchids, and they grow there freely.


At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we can arrange tours of the Burren.