The Burren – a peninsula on the north-west coast of Ireland in the north of Clare and partly in the south of Galway. The word “Burren” comes from the Irish word “Boireann”, meaning a rocky place.
The peninsula is known for being one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe, the surface of this plateau is made up of slates and limestone plateaus.
There are many caves there – some such as Aillwee and Doolin are open to tourists, and many Dolmen tombs and ruins of stone forts.
The peninsula is really close to the famous Cliffs of Moher along with the Aran Islands.
Burren National Park – has an area of about 250 km2 and was purchased by the government to protect many unique species of fauna and flora.