Irish Private Tours - The Burren

The Burren in County Clare is unique landscape of huge pavements of limestone called 'clints' with vertical fissures in the called 'grikes'. The Burren is famous for its limestone loving plants such as foxgloves. Many orchid species flourish in the Burren The first of these to flower each spring are the early purple orchid and the dense-flowered orchid. Other orchid species here include fly orchid, bee orchid and butterfly orchid.

Poulnabrone Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC. Excavations in the 1980's found that up to 22 adults and 6 children were buried under the monument. Personal items buried with the dead included a polished stone axe, a bone pendant, quartz crystals, weapons and pottery. With its dominating presence on the limestone landscape of the Burren, the dolmen was probably a centre for ceremony and ritual.


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