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 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.
Suggested Private Burren Day Tour:
Pick up from your accommodation in the Dublin area.
The iconic Poulnabrone dolmen (photo above) in the heart of the Burren.