The Burren. On a very good day!
Aren’t we lucky to have such enormous attractions as the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, world class wonders of nature, right on our Irish doorstep? Which is your favourite? You don’t really have to choose as you can visit both in the one day. If I had to pick, I would go for the Burren on a good day, the Cliffs on a bad one and see those waves crashing in!
Spellings were far from my mind as we left Doolin Pier and its dolphins behind and headed into the Burren proper, taking the coastal road north past the beach of Fanore with views of the Aran Island to our left and the grey stone formations of the Burren on the right.
Stops galore but soon enough we were on the Black Head with the sea views now widened out to take in much of Galway Bay while still the Burren’s grey almost sparkled in the sunlight to the right.
We weren’t the only travellers on this marvellous day. The viewing point was well populated and we noticed that many of the tourists were from abroad. No less than three full size Paddy Wagon buses were parked on the roadside and quite a few more from other companies as well, not to mention the cars.
If ever you are on a trip in this area and need a “pit-stop”, don’t hesitate to call into the beautiful Tea and Garden Rooms that face the harbour here. The minute you enter this lovely building and gardens, you’ll be hooked by the desserts and cakes piled across the groaning table.
Indeed quite a few people start and stop at Kilfenore and it is a good idea as there is a Burren Visitor Centre www.theburrencentre.ie here.
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