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Why the Burren is Ireland's Most Fascinating Landscape • Wander Your Way
Ireland has some special places but the Burren might just be the most special and unique. Interesting geology, intriguing flora and an incredibly rich and complex history make the Burren extremely fascinating. Click through to learn more.
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The Burren, which is formed by limestone karst plates (in other words, it's a great big rocky mass) is one of Ireland’s most famous natural attractions. The limestone terrain holds a special fascination for geologists and botanists for its Mediterranean and alpine plants. Described as a botanist's paradise, the Burren has one of the most diverse and beautiful floras in Ireland: 635 different plant species (including 22 of Ireland's 27 native orchids) have been recorded here.