A vast limestone plateau occupying an area of over one hundred square miles in North Clare, the Burren is home to various flora, both native species and those found only in other parts of the world, as well as many species of animals and birds.
The Burren region is internationally famous for its landscape and flora. A visit to the Burren during the summer months will leave a person amazed by the colourful diversity of flowering plants living together within the one ecosystem. Arctic-alpine plants living side by side with Mediterranean plants, calcicole (lime loving) and calcifuge (acid loving) plants growing adjacent to one another and woodland plants growing out in the open with not a tree nearby to provide shade from the sun. Also found here are certain species which although rare elsewhere are abundant in the Burren. Even more amazingly they all survive in a land that appears to be composed entirely of rock.
Doonbeg is situated a 1 hour drive from this beautiful part of Ireland. Our Concierge Department can assist in organising Guided Tours of the Burren or recommendations on where visit close by.
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