The Burren (Irish for “great rock”) is not only a highlight of County Clare but of all of Ireland. Not only is it unearthly and ethereal, it’s also a geological rarity. The 150-square-mile area consists of thick layers of limestone dotted with a unique variety of flowers: Arctic, Mediterranean, and alpine plants grow together in the cracks between the rock slabs. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place – a name you will see to be appropriate. Here the rock has also been referred to as “fertile rock”. We’ll arrange a private guided walk to ensure you will learn about The Burren’s fascinating geological history.