The Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Trip Start Feb 15, 2011
183Trip End Feb 15, 2013
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The Burren is a rolling, rocky area on the West side of Ireland, in County Clare. The word Burren comes from the Irish word boirreann and actually means “rocky place”, a perfectly descriptive name, and which is probably why it reminded us so much of our northern Canadian home. On our way through the Burren we made a stop at a family farm where we were led up the “mountain” by our guide, John
Having one hour to explore the Cliffs of Moher, we were amongst scores of scurrying tourists snapping as many photos as time permitted. They really were not only an amazing sight, but a dangerous one. Many tourists (despite the numerous safety signs posted) have wondered just a little too close to the cliff edges and have fallen victim (literally) due to strong wind gusts. Only after re-boarding the bus did we learn that they aren’t actually the highest cliff fronts in Ireland, but rather the third, leaving us determined to search out its taller competitors in the northern tips of the country.
Enjoying a day as escorted tourists,
Leann and Robyn