THE BURREN & THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

 

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

The Burren, or boireann in Irish, means “rocky land.” There are 160 square kilometers (62 square miles) of it covering most of the north west of County Clare on Ireland’s rugged west coast. This plateau has pavements of limestone called clints and vertical fissures called grikes. Most of the drainage is underground in caves, but only the most experienced potholer should attempt their exploration as in times of rain – frequent here – they become filled with raging torrents. Visitors may venture safely into the Burren underworld in the developed cave at Aillwee, near the quaint fishing village of Ballyvaughan on the south shore of Galway Bay.

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