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“Burren Wild Walks Bellharbour”
Review of The Burren

The Burren
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Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren Tour From Dublin
Ranked #6 of 160 things to do in County Clare
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Owner description: Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding in corals, mollusks and other fossils that lived in the shallow seas over 300 million years ago.
Dublin
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“Burren Wild Walks Bellharbour”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Growing up in Ireland I learned so much about the Burren's unique landscape in school but had never been there and could only imagine it over the years. I searched the internet and came across www.burrenwalks.com. My boyfriend and I booked an afternoon 2 and half hour hike which cost €25

It started from the guide's old country farmhouse which has been converted into a lovely tearoom. I am not an avid hiker and was a bit nervous about how hard the walk would be and found the pace easy enough, There are beautiful views of the coast and many stone friaries and churches in the area. Darragh was fantastic as our guide pointing out many of the important historical and cultural spots in the area. We visited in late November and were advised to return in May when the flora would be in full bloom.

After the walk we returned to "Granny's Kitchen" and had tea and apple tart. It was so relaxed and cosy. I had such a memorable day and wish everyone at burrenwalks all the best!

Visited November 2013
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“The Burren as an opportunity to take a different perspective”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

For some the Burren is an opportunity to see and feel life differently. It 's not difficult to find oneself alone there (especially beyond the busy season, and then even around Poulnabrone). In such circumstances, it can permeate the aura of a quiet outdoors cathedral, one stunning in its simplicity. Here time stands still and takes us in as it does, if we are willing to let that happen. It's as if the past, present and future matter less here, or feel less distinguishable, though we know that's an illusion of nature as good theatre.

In magical places thoughts don't have to come to us through words; and the Burren, when left to its own with us within, is conducive to such a rarified circumstance.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Amazing landscape”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The Burren is a fascinating landscape with beautiful flowers (if you visit in the summer). I like the desolation of the place. The national park is quite small and parking is difficult but it is worth it. The Burren stretches beyond the park and my favourite place to see it is at Doolin Harbour. Have a look behind the rundown ferry buildings and you will be amazed to see how the sea has weathered the limestone pavement.

Visited October 2013
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“Forlorn, windswept beauty in County Clare”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Burren is a national park in northwestern Ireland that is one of Ireland's singular, distinctive landscapes: scarpments and plains of limestone rocks interspersed with green grass. There is no place on earth quite like it, though a lonely drive here does call to mind (somewhat) remote landscapes in western Iceland. During the right seasons, an impressive array of flowers grows here. The region is relatively small (only about 15 sq. km), but there is a pure, unearthly beauty to it that warrants a drive up from Dublin or wherever in Ireland you are visiting. It's rather surreal.

Visited June 2013
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“Timeless Ireland”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

On The Burren, weathered limestone is the ground upon which one walks. This is a place out of time, where the fact of the earth as stone presents itself. Tonalities of grey, softened with green growth in the breaks between stones make a beautiful landscape.

Visited October 2013
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