The Burren in the West of Ireland
The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
In Irish, the Burren means “great rock“. It’s a region in County Clare on the West coast of the country, dominated by karst landscape and measures an area of around 250 square kilometres.
Having an unusually temperate climate which allows for a longer growing season and an unusual environment, the region supports a rich and diverse plant life which includes arctic, alpine and Mediterranean plants all growing side-by-side. The most famous is the gorgeous deep blue Spring Gentian which flowers around May time.