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The Burren

As you travel through the Burren, 7,000 years of history unfolds before your eyes, with farmsteads from the Stone Age and the Iron Age, churches, abbeys and high crosses, plus castles and fortresses of local lords.

The unique diversity of the Burren's flora has constantly attracted much attention and its extraordinary rock formations, spreading over 500 sq km, have been referred to by many observers including General Ludlow, who led Cromwellian forces in 1651 as "a lunar landscape".


 

Burren Attractions

The Cliffs of Moher

These majestic cliffs stand almost 200m above the Atlantic and stretch 8 km from Hag's Head to a point beyond O'Brien's Tower.They are also the home of a wide variety of birds. From the Cliffs one can see Loop Head to the South, the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, and to the north Connemara. There is a vistors centre.

 

Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan.
Discovered in Jack McCann, a local farmer, in 1944, the 1000 feet long cave is one of the oldest of the Burren Caves having formed millions of years ago. Guided tours, lasting 30 minutes, allow you to observe beautiful caverns, bridged chasms, underground waterfalls, weird mineral formations and the hibernation chambers of brown bears which have been extinct in Ireland for centuries.
Facilities include a restaurant, craft shop, information desk and outside, 'The Hazel wood' crafts village.

 

Burren Exposure, Ballyvaughan.
Located in the unique Burren, this new visitors' centre provides visitors with an overview of the area and its unique landscape, its rich human history and its famous flora. Elaborate audio - visual presentation synchronised large scale slide panoramas with soundscapes in 3 specially created environments.

 

Burren Centre, Kilfenora
The Burren's flora, archeology, geology, legends and history make it unique in Europe. This centre introduces you to this enigma with audio visual and display supports.

Burren Perfumery, Carron
Ireland's oldest Perfumery is situated in one of the most unique floral landscapes in the world. The fragrances here all use these flora as their inspirational source and green base. Includes a flora centre, herb garden, photo exhibition and outstanding audio visual.

 

The Burren Smokehouse, Lisdoonvarna
In the visitors centre you can experience the ancient tradition of oak smoking Atlantic salmon. It also includes a gourmet store and craft shop where you can enjoy shopping for locally produced crafts and gourmet foods.

 

Liscannor Stone Story
Learn about the history of quarrying in the area and the properties of the various flagstones.
 



Poulawack
(Poll an Bhaic - hole or cave of the angle or bend) is a large cairn, excavated in 1934 and found to contain the remains of 18 people, some primitive instruments and some Bronze Age potsherds.


Poulnabrone Dolmen
(Poll na Brón - hole of the quern), a magnificent portal dolmen dated from 2,500 B.C. The capstone projects forward over the entrance or portal and the tomb is surrounded by a low circular cairn, 9m in diameter.

 




Connemara

Info on Local Attractions,


The Burren

The 'Lunar Landscape'.


The Aran Islands

The 'Three Stepping Stones out of Europe'.


Galway City

What to Do and See.


Activities

Walking, Watersports, Fishing,
Golf and Cycling etc...


Attractions

Places in Co. Galway well worth a visit.


Heritage Walk

Walking tour of Old Galway City.


Photo Gallery

A Gallery of Photos
to wet your Appetite...


Links

Links of interest
both local and National...




Rockfield House,
Newtown,
Moycullen,
Co. Galway.
Tel: 091 555586
Fax: 091 555586
rockfieldhousebb
@gmail.com

Rockfield House,
Newtown, Moycullen, Co. Galway.
Tel: 091 555586 Fax: 091 555586
Email rockfieldhousebb@gmail.com