Photos from the Burren


In this part of County Clare, stone is everywhere : in the landscape, stone walls, dolmens. The word Burren comes from the Irish An Bhoireann, the land of stones.

burren landscape

Limestone landscape

 

burren rock

the rocks in the Burren have been carved by rainwater into some unusual shapes

 

dry-stone wall

section of dry-stone wall

 

burren flower spring gentian

Spring gentian (gentiana verna) - more flowers

 

burren flower orchid

Early purple orchid (orchis mascula) - more flowers

 

burren flower violet

Common dog-violet (viola riviniana)- more flowers

 

Poulnabrone

Poulnabrone Megalithic Tomb (dolmen). See also menhirs and dolmens in Brittany

 

burren panorama

Panorama of the Burren (see more panoramas)

 

macro snail shell

Macro of the shell of a snail

 

 
 

 


 

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