Friday, March 20, 2009


We spent Saturday morning lazily driving through the Burren. With the benefit of having a car, we were able to slowly drive through an area, pop out of the car for photos and small hikes, and enjoy the scenery from Athlone to Doolin. The Burren is an area in western Ireland that has a unique landscape made up of a limestone plateau that is covered in flora. Also dotting the landscape are hundreds of Norman ruins, dolmens, wedge tombs, rock walls, and lots and lots of sheep.

The rest of our photos from this morning can be found here.


Matt said...

It was really cool that we could just drive along, come upon some centuries old ruins, and jump out of the car for a look. The ruins are all over the place in the Irish countryside and are largely open for whatever kind of exploration suits you: climbing on them, going inside, etc. It was a lot of fun and I really appreciate that Ireland has not opted to fence off these areas. Their openness allows visitors and locals alike to appreciate them better!

Aunt Spicy said...

GORGEOUS photos!