June 13, 2008

Poulnabrone Dolmen – Co. Clare, Ireland

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Co Clare, Ireland The famous Poulnabrone Dolmen is located in the Burren in Co Clare in West of Ireland. As you can see in photo, it’s formed by large stones dating back to the Neolithic period, between 4200BC to 2900BC, believed to be prehistoric religious site, perhaps a tomb. This Dolmen is made with several large size slab stones. The top of the stone is about 6 ft high from the ground. There are smaller stones placed around the Dolmen. (more…)

June 13, 2008

Cliffs of Moher – Co Clare, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Ireland Cliffs of Moher is one of the popular tourist destinations in Ireland. It’s located in Co Clare facing the Atlantic ocean. Cliffs of Moher stands 650 ft above water and extending 5 miles long. The visitors can walk the path up and down to Hag’s Head in south side and to O’Brien’s Tower in north side. The O’Brien’s Tower is a viewing point built for Victorian tourists. You can go up the tower (fee) for a better view. New Cliffs of Moher visitor center is located near the entrance. There are cafeterias, shops, and exhibition called “Atlantic Edge” (fee). (more…)

June 13, 2008

The Burren – Co Clare, Ireland

Burren in Co Clare, Ireland The Burren is a famous karst landscaped area in north-west Clare region in Ireland. The Burren is Boireann or Boirinn meaning Great rock in Irish language. This unique limestone pavement-like landscape was developed in Burren by glaciation, wind and rain over the years. Though it looks like a dried dead land, there are many plants growing inside the deep crevices known as “grykes” as well as animals and birds living in the Burren. A quirk in the local climate makes the hills warmer than the valleys in winter months, when you see cattle graze on high ground. (more…)

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