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30-NOV-2008 Dick Keely

Burren Bush

Mullaghmore, Co. Clare

The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning "Great rock") is a unique karst-landscape region in northwest County Clare, in Ireland and one of the largest Karst landscapes in Europe. The region measures approximately 250 square kilometres and is enclosed roughly within the circle made by the villages Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna, It is bounded by the Atlantic and Galway Bay on the west and north respectively.
The Burren is rich with historical and archeological sites. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs in the area, portal dolmens (including Poulnabrone dolmen), a celtic high cross in the village of Kilfenora, and a number of ring forts - among them the triple ring fort Cahercommaun on the edge of an inland cliff, and the exceptionally well-preserved Caherconnell Stone Fort. Corcomroe Abbey is one of the area's main scenic attractions.
During counter guerilla operations in the Burren in 1651-52, Ludlow stated "It is a country where there is not enough water to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury him ... and yet their cattle are very fat; for the grass growing in turfs of earth, of two or three foot square, that lie between the rocks, which are of limestone, is very sweet and nourishing"
The rolling hills of the Burren are composed of limestone pavements with crisscrossing cracks known as "grikes", leaving isolated rocks called "clints". The region supports Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants side-by-side, due to the unusual environment. The blue flower of the Spring Gentian, an Alpine plant, is used as a symbol for the area by the tourist board. Burren's many limestone cliffs, particularly the sea-cliffs at Ailladie, near Fanore, are popular with rock-climbers. For potholers, there are a number of charted caves in the area. Doolin is a popular "base camp" for cavers.
Reference: Wikipedia

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Larry Umthun06-Feb-2014 01:29
Beautiful work! I like the soft colors.
Yiannis Pavlis15-Feb-2013 16:25
A delightful original composition.
Milan Vogrin28-Feb-2012 11:50
Helen Betts27-Jan-2012 20:43
What a striking composition! Excellent color and light as well. V.
Irene Wehrli27-Jan-2012 16:39
This catched my eyes - wonderful!
claude26-Jan-2012 22:29
Beautiful !
Jean Chiasson18-Jan-2012 23:01
Great composition big vote
ac05-Dec-2011 11:39
Looks like one unique abstract.
anthony195719-Jan-2011 07:57
Superb capture! And thankyou for the background info.
Stewart Oliver05-Dec-2010 01:10
Well done!
MarcViskens04-Dec-2010 19:35
lovely composition
beautiful reflection and great warm colours
fine shot
Guest 26-Jan-2010 01:08
This is absolutely fascinating! Love it!
Blandine Mangin19-Nov-2009 22:05
very beautiful reflection ! v
Guest 04-Nov-2009 07:39
GeneWard30-Mar-2009 02:56
very impressive! V.
Webman0613-Dec-2008 08:32
Superb reflexion. Great capture. You've got my vote ;-)
Guest 10-Dec-2008 10:34
Very well done.
Michel CORBOZ01-Dec-2008 12:29
Striking !!!
Meggi Raeder01-Dec-2008 05:21
Wow, great reflection and wonderful colors.
lou_rozensteins01-Dec-2008 03:37
Very striking image with the strong contrast and perfect reflection. Well done.
Leo Charette01-Dec-2008 00:21
interesting curve in this composition to lead the eye... background colors are beautiful
Guest 30-Nov-2008 23:14
Great pic.
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