If you're visiting the Burren, visit the museum in Kilfenora first. It's only about a 25 minute drive from Ennis. Kilfenora is located in the middle of the Burren and offers an excellent opportunity to view this beautiful feature of nature.
As you drive around, the Burren appears almost as a moonscape surrounding you as you pass mile after mile of limestone rock.
Perhaps one of the most striking objects in Ireland is the prehistoric,
Pulabrone Dolmen, and it is possible to park and stroll around it.
At one time in prehistoric Ireland, the Burren was rich with topsoil but
centuries of over farming stripped away much of the earth.
However, close inspection will reveal the presence of a wide variety of life.
Try to get to Kilfenora around lunchtime and have a bite to eat at Linnane's. This traditional Irish pub is an award winner for both its food and for traditional Irish music.
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Featured Lodging near Kilfenora
Logues Liscannor Bay
Location: Situated in the picturesque fishing village of
Liscannor, overlooking the bay on the rugged West Clare Coast, the newly
refurbished Logue's Liscannor Hotel offers superb accommodation and quality food
in an idyllic location.
This beautiful Hotel is located within easy distance of Shannon Airport, Galway,
Ennis and Limerick, which makes it an ideal touring and recreational base.
The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Burren and Lisdoonvarna are all within a few
minutes driving and the world famous Lahinch Golf Links can even be seen from
Castles, iron age forts and ancient tombs are just some of the magnificent
treasures to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland.