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The Burren

The name 'Burren' comes from the Irish meaning 'great rock' is known by geologists as 'karst', after an area in Slovenia. The Burren is made up of carboniferous limestone and comprises 250 square kilometres north-west of Lisdoonvarna. The area is famous for its rare alpine flowers and spectacular caves, potholes and seasonal lakes called 'turloughs'.