Burren, Co. Clare
The Burren is under an hour’s drive from Galway City and is home to the largest variety of flora and fauna in the country. The Burren National Park is a must see for nature lovers as over three quarters of Ireland’s flowers can be found here in the karst landscape that measures 250 square kilometres.
The limestone landscape was formed in an ancient past under sea water before emerging due to a geological cataclysm.
Surrounding this fascinating habitat is a ring of villages which boast their own attractions and charm. Doolin, situated to the west, is a music hub where travelling tourists should stop by for a traditional Irish music session.
The best time to visit the Burren is in the spring time as the barren land is overtaken by the emerging wildflowers and flora that transform the scenery at that time of year.