Why are tourists attracted to the Burren?
One obvious reason to visit The Burren is that it is situated along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, now listed as one of the best coastal drives in the world.
Why is the Burren so popular?
However it has been referred to in the past as “Fertile rock” due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species. The Burren region is internationally famous for its landscape and flora. … Most of the Burren is designated a Special Area of Conservation to protect this extremely unusual habitat.
How do you explore the Burren?
The Burren National Park is situated on the south-eastern side of the Burren, in north Co. Clare. To access the Park, from Corofin, take the R476 to Killinaboy. In Killinaboy take the first right turn (L1112) before the ruins of the sixteenth century church.
Are there wild horses in the Burren?
It’s one of the few caves in the whole of the Burren that has some mythology associated with it as said that on a certain day of the year, wild horses come out of the entrance.
Why is the Burren now above sea level?
The stepped terraces in the Burren limestone have thin shale layers at the base of each terrace that mark sea-level fluctuations due to a different ice age from 330 million years ago.
How many people visit Burren?
Visitor numbers at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience (CoMVE) in County Clare increased by 1.58% to 1,605,131 in 2019, another record year for visitors to the iconic attraction in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark. 1,580,010 people visited the spectacular cliffs in 2018.